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A Warm Welcome

Would you believe that guests have been visiting Ingleside since the first Sunday we re-opened for in-person worship last June? Certainly, people were hungry for corporate worship after shelter-in-place orders. Aren’t you glad they came? In a larger church like Ingleside, it can be easy for a newcomer to be lost in the shuffle. One of our goals as a church is for guests to feel warmly welcomed from the moment they pull into the parking lot until the moment they drive away. Perhaps a...

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Answering the Call

On Sunday, June 27, Pastor Tim capped off a seven-part series on serving with a challenge to everyone in our body. That challenge was to increase our church’s serving quotient by asking Inglesiders to volunteer in a primary and secondary place of ministry. Or, to put it another way, to use your Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences in one area of passion and one area of need. This culminated in a brief Ingleside Serving Survey where many of you provided us...

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Long Pastorates & Healthy Churches

In his ground-breaking book, The Purpose Driven Church (1995), Rick Warren recounts a study he made of the 100 largest churches in the United States.  He writes: “Although I discovered that large, growing churches differ widely in strategy, structure, and style, there were some common denominators.  My study confirmed what I already knew . . . :  Healthy, large churches are led by pastors who have been there a long time.  I found dozens of examples.  A long pastorate does not...

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Join Me at the Church Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 30, for our annual church picnic. Watch this short video and review the Q&A below to get a good idea of what is in store. Where is the picnic held? Again this year, our picnic will be held on our church campus on Wimbish Road.  We will have huge tents set up on the west side of our Worship Center What time does it start?  Folks start to arrive as early as 5:00 p.m. for...

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Normal Sunday Schedule Resumes this Sunday

Beginning this Sunday, June 6, our Sunday morning worship times will again be what they were pre-pandemic: 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Chapel 9:40 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center Contemporary Worship in the Multi-Purpose Gym It also means that beginning this Sunday, June 6 . . . ... There will be no capacity limits for worship services or other programming. ... Reservations will no...

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Normal Sunday Schedule Resumes June 6

Beginning on Sunday, June 6, our Sunday morning worship times will again be what they were pre-pandemic: 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Chapel 9:40 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center Contemporary Worship in the Multi-Purpose Gym It also means that beginning on Sunday, June 6 . . . ... There will be no capacity limits for worship services or other programming. ... Reservations will no longer...

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Normal Sunday Schedule Resumes June 6

Assuming that vaccinations continue to increase and spread of the coronavirus in our region remains low, we plan to return to a normal Sunday schedule on the first Sunday of June. That means our service times on Sunday, June 6, will again be what they were pre-pandemic: 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Chapel 9:40 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center Contemporary Worship in the Multi-Purpose Gym It...

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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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