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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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High School Ministry Expansion

God is favoring our High School Ministry at Ingleside with a new season of growth under the leadership of our High School Pastor, Brett Brandewie. As a result of the growth, our Overseers are recommending that we renovate our “Across the Street” High School Ministry space (in the Wimbish Midtown Shopping Center) at an amount not-to-exceed $670,000. This recommendation will be considered by our church at our Semi-Annual Church Conference on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 7:45...

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Introducing the Ingleside App

Have you got our new Ingleside app yet?  It’s just been released. Search for “Ingleside Baptist Church” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and download the app from there. You can use the app to watch a Sunday message, to register for an event, to give your tithe and offerings, to see what’s on the church calendar, and to connect to group, serving, and mission opportunities. Once you have the Ingleside app installed, you will also want to set up your complete...

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A Place for You

Ingleside is a multi-generational church with a next-generation orientation. What does that mean?  It means that no matter what your age or life stage, you can find a home in our church family.  From preschoolers to senior adults, there’s a place for you! And, it means that we intentionally lean toward passing the faith along to the coming generations. We purposefully invest in reaching families with preschoolers, children, middle school, and high school students. The...

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A Healthy Church and Healthy Teams

In a larger church, one of the keys to long-term health and vitality is the leadership of a gifted and effective ministry staff in partnership with church members who are fully devoted followers of Christ. Under my overall direction, our Ingleside staff is led on a day-by-day basis by our Executive Pastor, Andy Johnson, and is currently organized into four teams: (1) the Worship Arts Team; (2) the Next Generation Team; (3) the Disciple-Making Team; and (4) the Operations Team. I want you...

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