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Archive for September, 2020

Will You Tell Me Why?

Is Ingleside your church home?  If so, will you tell me why? My question is:  why did you choose Ingleside to be your church home? Perhaps it was our location – we are near to where you live. Perhaps it was our children’s ministries – you wanted a good spiritual foundation for your kids. Perhaps it was our student ministries – you were looking for a good youth group for your teens. Perhaps it was relationships – maybe you had friends or family who already...

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Is it Time for You to Come Back?

We resumed in-person, on-campus worship at Ingleside on Sunday, June 14.  So far, so good. We practice social distancing, face coverings are strongly encouraged, room capacity is limited to 25%, and reservations are required (make your reservations here). So I have a question:  is it time for you to come back? Thom Rainer, a leading church researcher, recently wrote that for most churches “somewhere between 20 and 30 percent” of pre-pandemic worshipers will likely never...

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Next Steps on the Wise Way Forward

So far, God has honored our efforts to wisely and safely re-engage in-person, on-campus ministry at Ingleside. We have deliberately taken an incremental approach.  Instead of cannon-balling off the diving board into the deep end, we have purposefully waded back into the water a step at a time – assessing, evaluating, and asking the Lord’s wisdom with each step we take. You may remember that we began regathering for worship on June 14, Weekday Preschool and Mothers Morning Out...

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