Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog
Pastor's Blog

A School Year Like No Other

Across the coming month or so, we’ll see every school at every level re-start with in-person, remote, and hybrid models on the table. With most students not being in a classroom setting for almost five months now, the next four or five weeks are sure to be an experiment! You may not be approaching this coming fall like you have others. In previous years, you’ve not had to ask questions like: ... How many masks should I send with my child to school? ... What will our school...

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So, What’s Next?

Did you read the school’s announcement? Can I tell you about my work arrangements? Did you hear the latest speech from the Governor or President? What did the coach communicate about practice? Have you heard any of these questions lately? I’m almost certain you’ve asked these and more. My family asks them virtually every day. We are looking toward the “next step” in practically every area of life – at church as well, where the very nature of our existence is infused with the...

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Celebrating and Anticipating

Most summers, we host Xtreme Week where about 700 boys and girls and 250 leaders come to Ingleside for a week of music, games, Bible teaching, missions, and crafts. For many children, it’s the best week of their summer! Though we were not able to host Xtreme Week as we have in the past, I’m delighted to celebrate an excellent “Virtual” Xtreme Week that occurred last week. A little over 250 preschoolers and children participated – some from other parts of the country! The...

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Options: On-Campus and Online

During these most unusual days, we are continuing both our on-campus and online worship services. At least through Sunday, July 26, we plan to offer our current on-campus schedule of two worship services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. by reservation only.  You may make your reservation here. We will continue the livestream of the worship service at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday as well. I hope you will make weekly worship a priority and invite a friend to join us! Long Pastorates &...

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Update on Re-Gathering by Reservation

At this point, we plan to continue our current on-campus schedule of two worship services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at least through Sunday, July 26. We will continue the livestream of the worship service at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday as well. Of course, we will also continue to monitor the guidance of our governing authorities and the data regarding the coronavirus in our Middle Georgia region. Here’s the participation report for the first four Sundays of our re-gathering by...

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Update on Re-Gathering by Reservation

For the past three Sundays, June 14, 21, and 28, we have put our foot back in the water of on-campus, in-person worship by reservation at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. We are continuing the livestream of the worship service at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday as well. Here’s the report for the first three Sundays: June 14 June 21 June 28 9:00 a.m. 204 156 154 11:00 a.m. 237 243 249 Livestream 1,338 1,062 1,172 Total Attendance 1,795 1,479 1,575 This...

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Update on Re-Gathering by Reservation

For the past two Sundays, June 14 and 21, we have put our foot back in the water of on-campus, in-person worship by reservation at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. We are also continuing the livestream at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday as well. Here’s the report for the first two Sundays: June 14 June 21 9:00 a.m. 212 165 11:00 a.m. 245 252 Livestream 1,338 1,062 Total Attendance 1,795 1,479 This Sunday, June 28, we will re-gather by reservation for week 3 of...

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Re-Gathering by Reservation – Week 2

This past Sunday, June 14, we put our foot back in the water of on-campus, in-person worship as 457 people gathered at Ingleside (212 at 9:00 a.m. and 245 at 11:00 a.m.). In addition, we estimate that just over 1,300 people joined in the livestream worship service.  So, about 1,750 worshipers over all. This Sunday, June 21, we will re-gather by reservation for week 2 of on-campus, in person worship. I hope you will join us. Here are the details you need to know. Worship only at...

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Have You Made Your Reservation for Worship?

This Sunday, June 14, we will begin to re-gather for on-campus, in-person worship for the first time since March 8. Here’s the outline of how we plan to put our feet back into the water. Worship only at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.  We will begin with two worship services only on Sunday, June 14.  We will not have childcare, age-group programming, or adult classes or groups. By reservation only.  In order to practice social distancing, we will limit attendance to 400 worshipers in each...

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Re-Gathering by Reservation begins June 14

As a way of honoring our governing authorities and loving our neighbors, we temporarily suspended on-campus worship services beginning Sunday, March 15. Now it’s time to begin to re-gather.  Here’s the outline of how we plan to put our foot back into the water. Worship only at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.  We will begin with two worship services only on Sunday, June 14.  We will not have childcare, age-group programming, or adult classes or groups. By reservation only.  In order to...

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