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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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Unity: 7 Ways that We Are One (Part 3 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.  Last week, we focused on the fact that the Bible says that our unity is both a gift and a goal.  This week let’s look at seven ways the Bible says that we...

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Unity: A Gift and a Goal (Part 2 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 prizing and protecting our unity – some of which we are highlighting again now. Last week, in part 1 of this series of articles on unity, I offered three answers to the question of why we should talk about this topic now.  This week, let’s focus on the fact that the Bible says that our unity is both a gift and a goal. Unity is a...

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Bible Basics about Unity

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about prizing and protecting our unity – some of which probably ought to be highlighted again now. “Why”, some will ask, “does our church need a fresh reminder of what the Bible teaches about unity?  Is there some problem or issue?”  Thankfully, the answer is no. To my knowledge, our church remains strong and united with high levels...

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Biblical, Balanced, & Blessed

Do you remember when you learned to ride a bicycle?  Did you start with training wheels?  Did someone who loved you run along beside you steadying the bike with their hand?  What was the key to success?  It was learning to be balanced. What about roller skating or skateboarding?  Do you remember learning how to position your feet and shift your weight so that you could stay upright?  So many nuances, but the goal was simple.  Stay balanced. A few years ago I took a surfing...

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Ingleside Pandemic Protocols

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) remind you of our pandemic protocols; (2) invite you to watch “Christmas with Ingleside,” (3) make sure you know about the Christmas Eve livestreams; and (4) outline our holiday worship schedule through December and into the New Year. Ingleside Pandemic Protocols As you may know, we have been back meeting for in-person, on-campus worship since Sunday, June 14. On a typical Sunday now, about 900 people gather in four services on campus and about 800...

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Worship Update and Holiday Planning

In today’s blog, I want to give you (1) an update on our weekly worship gatherings and (2) our plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Worship Update.  We began to re-gather for in-person, on-campus worship on Sunday, June 14.  So far, so good. In fact, this past Sunday we welcomed 892 worshipers on campus.  At the same time, about 920 worshipers participated online. So, if because of your age or health situation it’s wisest and best for you to continue to worship with us...

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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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