Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog

Archive for 2022

Leadership Matters

On May 3 and 17, our Nominating Committee met to select new nominees who will be considered for service as Overseers. As I left the meetings, my heart was deeply grateful for the quality and strength of the leadership God has given our church across the years. I’m convinced that one of the reasons that we have had strong leadership is because we have a good selection process.  It includes congregation-wide input, consideration by a Nominating Committee, personal interviews, and...

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Do You Use the Ingleside App?

A revolution has occurred over the past 10 years. According to the Pew Research Center, in May 2011 only 35% of adults in the United States owned a smartphone. By 2021 the number had grown to 85% (see the data here). Not only do most of us now own smartphones, but we also use our phones now as our primary way of accessing information, communicating with one another, and managing the many details of modern life. When you look at the worldwide data about internet traffic, in 2011...

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Connecting with our Community

The month of May has become a time when we connect, serve, and share the gospel with our community in a significant way. As the school year comes to a conclusion, we host a number of end-of-year events at Ingleside.  This year these include: . On Monday night, May 16, we will host the Tattnall Square Academy Commencement in our Worship Center. . On Thursday night, May 19, we will host the Covenant Academy Commencement in our Worship Center. . On Saturday, May 21, we will...

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That Church, This Church, My Church

There’s more than one way to refer to and relate to a church.  Consider these three perspectives. That church.  “Yes, I’ve heard about that church,” a person might say.  “I’ve heard that church has great ministries for children and students.  I’ve heard that church is really committed to missions.  I’ve heard that church has spirit-anointed musical worship and solid biblical teaching.” But have you ever been there?  Have you ever checked it out and experienced...

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Gratitude for Easter at Ingleside 2022

As I reflect on our celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this past weekend, my heart is filled with great gratitude – and I hope yours is too! The powerful presence of God’s Spirit in our worship services was evident in the warm fellowship, the joyful songs, and the many who responded to the gospel with repentance, faith, and obedience. Attendance in our five services totaled 3,999 on-campus with 448 joining on the livestream for a total of 4,447 worshipers....

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A Festival of Forgiveness, Hope, and Life

Our Easter celebration this weekend will be festival of forgiveness, hope, and life that you will not want to miss. Easter Family Fun Day.  For children pre-K through 5th grade and their families, this event occurs here on our campus on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We have a plan for it to happen rain or shine.  It will include a family walk-through (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.), inflatables, art project, food vendors, and an egg launch.  Bring your kids and grandkids for a fun...

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Who Will You Invite This Easter?

I hope you have already made plans to be part of our Easter celebration at Ingleside this year. In addition, I hope you will invite a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or someone you work with or go to school with to join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal life that we have in him. Our Easter celebration will be a festival of forgiveness, hope, and life that you will not want to miss. Here are some of the details you will want to...

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Let’s Celebrate this Easter

In 2020 and 2021, our Easter celebrations were muted because of COVID concerns. But this year I hope you are planning to come to church with an eager, joyful heart as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal life that we have in him. Our Easter celebration will be a festival of forgiveness, hope, and life that you will not want to miss. Here are some of the details you will want to know. April 10, Palm Sunday: We will serve the Lord’s Supper in...

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Invite a Friend this Easter

I hope you will invite a friend and make plans now to be at Ingleside this Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your personal invitation could make all the difference.  Here are some of the details you will want to know. April 10, Palm Sunday : We will serve the Lord’s Supper in each morning worship service. April 10, 6:30 p.m. : Our Chapel Choir will present a concert entitled, “How Sweet the Sound” in the Chapel. Saturday, April 16 : Easter...

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Easter at Ingleside 2022

In just a few weeks, we will remember the crucifixion and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, our risen Savior and great Redeemer. I hope you will invite a friend and make plans now to be at Ingleside this Easter. April 10, Palm Sunday: We will serve the Lord’s Supper in each morning worship service. April 10, 6:30 p.m. : Our Chapel Choir will present a concert entitled, “How Sweet the Sound” in the Chapel. Saturday, April 16 : Easter Family Fun Day - for...

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