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Re-Gathering by Reservation begins June 14

As a way of honoring our governing authorities and loving our neighbors, we temporarily suspended on-campus worship services beginning Sunday, March 15. Now it’s time to begin to re-gather.  Here’s the outline of how we plan to put our foot back into the water. Worship only at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.  We will begin with two worship services only on Sunday, June 14.  We will not have childcare, age-group programming, or adult classes or groups. By reservation only.  In order to...

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Who Do You Know?

Do you know someone in our church family whom our Nominating Committee should consider as potential nominee for Overseer or Deacon? More information about the roles of Overseer and Deacon as well as the recommendation form may be found online here. One of the strengths of our church across the years has been the quality and commitment of our leaders. So, I hope you will prayerfully consider making a recommendation this year.  We need to know someone you know! Planning Toward...

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Do You Have a Recommendation?

Now is the time for our church family to provide recommendations to our Nominating Committee to consider as potential nominees for Overseer and Deacon. More information and the recommendation form are online here. One of the strengths of our church across the years has been the quality and commitment of our leaders. So, I hope you will prayerfully consider making a recommendation this year. Cannonball or Steps? There are at least two ways to get into a swimming pool,...

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A Wise Way Forward – Part 2

Businesses, schools, governmental entities, non-profits, and churches all around the world are attempting to chart a wise course forward given the challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. Our church is no exception.  Day by day, we are reviewing the guidance of our governing authorities, seeking wise counsel from many advisors, learning from other large churches in Georgia and beyond, and exploring the range of possibilities that we should consider for our church. Above all,...

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Will You Pray Today?

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  Congress established a National Day of Prayer by a joint resolution in 1952. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan set the day for the annual observance as the first Thursday in May. Click here for a great prayer guide and join millions around our country as we ask God for his wisdom, guidance, forgiveness, protection, and provision. Worship by Livestream through May 17 Given the ever-changing environment related to the coronavirus pandemic, please...

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Worship by Livestream through May 17

Given the ever-changing environment related to the coronavirus pandemic, please be reminded that . . . ... we will continue our worship services by livestream only at least through Sunday, May 17; ... we will have no Ingleside-sponsored on-campus or off-campus in-person classes, groups or other programming at least through Sunday, May 17; and ... we will revisit our plans for May 18 and beyond as we get closer to that date. To learn about the factors that have shaped our...

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A Wise Way Forward

The church of Jesus Christ was intended to gather and to scatter. We gather for worship, fellowship, instruction, inspiration, and encouragement (cf. Hebrews 10:24-25). We scatter to share the gospel, to love our neighbors in Jesus’ name, and to be “salt and light” in the places where we live, work and play (cf. Matthew 5:13-16). Yet, beginning on Sunday, March 15, we temporarily suspended any on-campus, in-person assemblies at Ingleside. Why?  It has been a way of...

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Until We Meet Again

It’s been five Sundays. That’s how many we have missed since we last met together for on-campus, in-person worship services at Ingleside. Given our Governor’s statewide Shelter in Place order (issued on April 2 and currently set to expire on April 30), we know that we will not meet for at least two more weeks. So, until we are able to meet again, here is an updated list of practical steps we can take to help us flourish spiritually, to honor God, and to love our neighbors...

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Faithful in a Crisis

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis unfolds around us, it’s good to be reminded that God is sovereign and he “is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1, ESV). As we trust and follow Jesus, he will give us the wisdom, hope, strength, and encouragement that we need no matter what tomorrow may bring. So, here are five practical steps you can take to walk faithfully with the Lord during these uncertain days. ... First, engage with God through...

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Two Coronavirus Questions

Note: For the latest updates, visit ingleside.org/updates. You have no doubt been flooded with the talk of the new year that is the coronavirus, or COVID-19. It has had a significant effect on the health and lives of those in China and is increasingly impacting other areas of the world. Perhaps you have been or know someone who has been personally affected by it. In the swarm of news reports and social media posts, you may be asking two questions: “How is my church responding?” and...

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