Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog
Pastor's Blog

Leadership Matters

In a business, at a school, on a team, or in a church, everything rises and falls on leadership.  Leadership always matters! That’s why we have worked for many years to develop a healthy leadership culture at Ingleside. In ministry after ministry throughout our church, hundreds of leaders (both staff and volunteers) exercise their gifts in support of our common purpose: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God. If you are among those many Ingleside leaders, I am...

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A Weekend to Remember

Do you remember April 12, 2020? I do. It was an Easter like no other. Our church campus was calm and quiet. We led but one livestream worship service at 11:00 a.m. with a skeleton crew. No Saturday Easter Family Fun Day. No Saturday evening services. No delicious brunch in the Gathering Area on Sunday morning. No family pictures out on the Plaza. Our best metrics say that about 2,700 people worshipped online that morning. It just seemed strange, and we all longed for more. Were you...

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Get Ready for Easter Weekend

I hope you have made plans to join us for worship this Easter weekend as we celebrate together the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Here are six things you need to know or need to do. First, make your reservation.  As of this writing, fewer than 100 of the 2,555 seats in our seven services are still available.  But I suggest that you keep checking the website regularly.  Plans change, and reservations open up again.  If no reservations are available, join us on the...

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Invite a Friend this Easter

I hope you are planning to invite a friend and join us for worship on Easter weekend as we celebrate together the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the weekend of April 3-4, we are planning to gather in seven in-person worship services and two livestream services as follows: Saturday 4:00 p.m.  Worship Center (Blended) 6:00 p.m.  Worship Center (Blended) 6:00 p.m.  Multi-Purpose Gym (Contemporary) 6:00 p.m.  Livestream Sunday 8:30 a.m.    Chapel...

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Have You Been Vaccinated Yet?

It’s a question often asked these days: “Have you been vaccinated yet?” The short answer for me is, “Yes!” My wife, Beverly, and I both got the shot on the day we became eligible this past Monday. We were able to receive the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) one-shot version.  Thus far, we have had no side effects other than a slightly sore arm (similar to when we get the flu shot each year). According to the Georgia Department of Public Health Vaccine Distribution...

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United for Maximum Influence (Part 7 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about our unity – some of which I am recounting in this series of articles. In earlier installments (read them all here), I have addressed (1) why we should talk about this topic now; (2) how unity is both a gift and a goal; (3) seven dimensions of our spiritual unity; (4) how we are united by what we believe – our doctrinal unity; (5) how we...

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Easter at Ingleside 2021

I hope you will plan now to invite a friend and join us for worship on Easter weekend as we celebrate together the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the weekend of April 3-4, we are planning to gather in seven in-person worship services and two livestream services as follows: Saturday 4:00 p.m.  Worship Center (Blended) 6:00 p.m.  Worship Center (Blended) 6:00 p.m.  Multi-Purpose Gym (Contemporary) 6:00 p.m.  Livestream Sunday 8:30 a.m.    Chapel...

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United by our Leadership (Part 6 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about our unity – some of which I am recounting in this series of articles. In earlier installments (read them all here), I have addressed (1) why we should talk about this topic now; (2) how unity is both a gift and a goal; (3) seven dimensions of our spiritual unity; (4) how we are united by what we believe – our doctrinal unity; and (5) how...

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United by a Common Purpose (Part 5 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those two decades, we have learned some important truths about our unity – some of which I am recounting in this series of articles. In part 1 of this series, I offered three answers to the question of why we should talk about this topic now.  Part 2 focused on the fact that the Bible says that our unity is both a gift and a goal.  Part 3 looked at seven dimensions of our spiritual unity.  Last week...

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United by What We Believe (Part 4 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about our unity – some of which I am recounting in this series of articles. In part 1 of this series, I offered three answers to the question of why we should talk about this topic now.  Part 2 focused on the fact that the Bible says that our unity is both a gift and a goal.  Last week we looked at seven dimensions of our spiritual...

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