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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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Membership Class: Two Options

Every month on a Sunday afternoon we offer our “Discovering Ingleside Membership” class for adults. It’s the way you join our church. This month we are also offering a Wednesday night option.  Keep reading for more details. The Sunday Option. This month’s Sunday afternoon class is this Sunday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m. Here are some frequently asked questions: Where? Come in the east entrance to the Worship Center and someone will be there to welcome you and point you in the...

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Healthy Processes, Healthy Results

Not many of us get pumped up about processes, policies, and procedures.  Yet, most of us do care deeply about outcomes and results.  The truth is that the two are usually connected—even in the life of a church! Listen to the wisdom of the writer of the biblical book of Ecclesiastes: “The wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.  For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter.” (Ecclesiastes 8:5b-6a, NIV84) Eugene Peterson captures the spirit of this...

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Are You Walking the Disciple’s Path?

To be a disciple of Jesus is to be a fully-devoted follower of Christ. Though each of our discipleship journeys will be unique, there are some common steps along every disciple’s path. At Ingleside, we describe the main movements of every genuine discipleship journey in four biblical words. ...... Come – The journey begins when we respond in repentance and faith to the call of the Lord through the gospel. Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I...

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Gratitude for Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner

We will celebrate with Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner this Sunday as Jay retires as our Traditional Worship Arts Pastor after ten years of faithful and fruitful service on our team. Only eternity will reveal all who have been touched and blessed by Jay’s ministry of music, by his care and compassion, and by his personal investment in the lives of so many. I hope you will plan to participate in a drop-in reception honoring the Turners from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Area of the...

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Join me at the Fall Family Festival?

I hope you will join me, hundreds of Inglesiders, and our guests at our Fall Family Festival on Wednesday evening, October 20. It’s a great night of fellowship, food, and fun for all ages. And if you have a friend that you want to introduce to our church, it’s a wonderful event to invite them to attend with you. It all occurs here at Ingleside on the east side of our campus.  Start time is 5:30 p.m., and we wrap it all up at 8:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your appetite with you....

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