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Xtreme Week is Back!

After a virtual VBS in 2020 because of COVID, we are expecting hundreds of boys and girls to be back on our campus for Xtreme Week (Ingleside’s version of Vacation Bible School). With the theme “Destination Dig” (think archaeological adventure), Xtreme Week is for boys and girls who have completed 3K – 5th grade.  It’s Monday through Friday, June 7-11, from 8:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m. How you can help.  Here are three ways for you to help us make Xtreme Week a great spiritual...

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May and June at Ingleside

For the month of May.  As vaccinations increase and spread of the coronavirus in our region remains low, our worship capacity limits are now up to 40%. That means we can accommodate 640 worshipers in each service in the Worship Center, 200 in the Chapel, and 160 in the Multi-Purpose Gym. For the month of May, here’s what you need to know: Reservations are still required – make your reservations here beginning at 4:00 p.m. on the preceding Sunday. We practice social...

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Next Steps begin Sunday, May 2

In today’s blog, I want you to know about: (1) worship capacity increases, (2) new pandemic protocols, and (3) how to make recommendations for the office of Overseer. Increased worship capacity.  As vaccinations increase and spread of the coronavirus in our region remains low, we plan to raise our worship capacity limits from approximately 33% to 40% beginning on Sunday, May 2. That means we will be able to accommodate 640 worshipers in each service in the Worship Center, 200 in...

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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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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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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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