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Full Worship Schedule Resumes this Sunday

After a summer shake up to our worship schedule in July and the completion of an overhaul of the HVAC system in our chapel, we will be back to our full worship schedule this Sunday, August 21. As a reminder, we will worship in five services as follows: 8:30 a.m.         Traditional Worship in the Chapel 9:40 a.m.         Blended Worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m.       Blended Worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m.       Contemporary...

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Back to School, Back to Church

Now that summer rhythms are giving way to school schedules, make sure that Sunday worship is in your weekly routine. Scripture is clear: God is honored, and we benefit when we gather with other believers to worship (cf. Hebrews 10:24-25). This Sunday, August 14, we will have three worship services:  9:40 blended, 11:00 blended, and 11:00 contemporary. Then, on Sunday, August 21, our traditional service in the chapel at 8:30 will be added back to the schedule. I’m looking forward...

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Kicking Off a New Semester

According to the Farmer's Almanac, the summer season will officially end on Thursday, September 22. However, if your yearly schedule is driven at all by the educational calendar, you know the book is closing on the summer for many. This change of rhythm also leads to new opportunities to grow in Christ. I hope you will take note of the kickoffs listed below. Sunday, August 7 Regular Sunday Morning Schedule Resumes – After a July hiatus, we will return to our two Blended...

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Are You Ready to Go?

In Monday’s A Chapter A Day (II Corinthians 5), we were reminded of a few central truths about our role in kingdom building. Namely that: .. Christ reconciled us to himself and declared that one of our ministries is that of “reconciliation.” (v. 19) We are ambassadors for the gospel to a lost world. (v. 20) God often makes his appeal of the gospel to the lost world through us. (v. 20) Of course, you can be a minister of reconciliation to Christ at home, in your...

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Improving Your Serve

I’m not sure if you follow tennis, but the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon, was just completed. Novak Djokovic and Elena Rybakina won the men’s and women’s finals, respectively. You might be amazed that over the course of the event more than 237,000 people attend, 23,630 pizzas are served, over 50,000 plants are on display, and players have to follow a “predominately in white rule” in regard to their clothing and accessories. How about the...

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Will You Pray?

Did you know that across the next week there will be a host of Inglesiders traveling throughout the country? All told, this month 106 people from our church are sharing the gospel, encouraging church plants, interacting with people from other faiths, ministering to refugees, and growing in the word at camp. Let me share a little more about each group so you can lift them up to our Father as you pray this week. Mission Trip to Portland, Oregon (July 9-16) This team of 6 left on July 9...

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Long Pastorates & Healthy Churches

In his ground-breaking book, The Purpose Driven Church (1995), Rick Warren recounts a study he made of the 100 largest churches in the United States.  He writes: “Although I discovered that large, growing churches differ widely in strategy, structure, and style, there were some common denominators.  My study confirmed what I already knew . . . :  Healthy, large churches are led by pastors who have been there a long time.  I found dozens of examples.  A long pastorate does not...

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July 3 – One Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.

This Sunday, July 3, we will have one worship service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center at Ingleside. We will celebrate the freedom that we have in Christ and the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. In 1 Peter 2:17, the Bible says, “Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor” (ESV). That’s just what we plan to do this Sunday as we celebrate our liberties, honor America, encourage one another, and worship God. I hope you will join us! July Sunday Schedule...

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Join Me at the Church Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 29, for our annual church picnic. Watch this short video and review the Q&A below to get a good idea of what is in store. Where is the picnic held? Again this year, our picnic will be held on our church campus on Wimbish Road.  We will have huge tents set up on the west side of our worship center. What time does it start?  Folks start to arrive as early as 5:00 p.m. for...

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Join Me at the Church Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 29, for our annual church picnic. Watch this short video and review the Q&A below to get a good idea of what is in store. Where is the picnic held? Again this year, our picnic will be held on our church campus on Wimbish Road.  We will have huge tents set up on the west side of our worship center What time does it start?  Folks start to arrive as early as 5:00 p.m. for...

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