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Membership and Missions: Options this Month

Church membership is biblical.  As the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Corinth:  “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27, ESV; cf. Romans 12:4-5). Membership is a way of saying:  “I’m committed to Jesus and to his body, the church.  You can count on me to use my gifts for the good of others in this church family.  I will worship, grow, serve, give, and go with the gospel alongside others in this church family.  I’m...

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Join us for “Big Wednesday”

On Wednesday night, March 4, we are encouraging everyone—all ages and life stages—to gather for worship at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center followed by an Ice Cream Social in the Gathering Area. Who? Every age and life stage! (Birth through age 4 in childcare during worship; with their parents for the social) When? Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. Where? Worship Center What? Worship, Lord’s Supper, Baptism, and Ice Cream Social Why? To encourage and...

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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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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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See You at the Bible Conference?

I hope you will join me for our Bible Conference this Sunday afternoon, February 9, at 4:00 p.m. Who is our speaker?  Dr. Tom Schreiner is a professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at my alma mater, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Schreiner is a prolific author.  His works include the volume on 1, 2 Peter & Jude in the New American Commentary series.  He is also a devoted churchman, serving as an elder at Clifton Baptist Church,...

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Want to Go Deeper?

If you want to go deeper, I hope you will join me for our Bible Conference on Sunday afternoon, February 9, at 4:00 p.m. Who is our speaker?  Dr. Tom Schreiner is a professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at my alma mater, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Schreiner is a prolific author.  His works include the volume on 1, 2 Peter & Jude in the New American Commentary series.  He is also a devoted churchman, serving as an elder at...

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Standing for Life

My wife, Beverly, and I plan to be among those who gather in the public square in Macon tomorrow to say:  “We are on the side of life!”  I hope you will join us. The rally is Friday, January 24, at noon in Rosa Parks Square (the corner of First and Poplar; just in front of the Government Center).  Reverend Chip Miller, the Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, will be the keynote speaker. Then, at 12:30 p.m. the Silent March will occur – from Rosa Parks Square to The...

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Building a Culture of Life

Followers of Jesus Christ believe that every person is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect (Genesis 1:26-26; cf. Matthew 19:4). To affirm that all people are image-bearers of God means that we must reject every sinful mistreatment of others and we must work to protect the weak, the powerless, the vulnerable – including orphans, widows, those with disabilities, those abused and trafficked, the aged and infirm, and, yes, even those being knit...

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Welcome to 2020!

I hope to see you this Sunday, January 5, 2020, as our regular Sunday schedule at Ingleside resumes. What better way to get the New Year started right than to be in worship with your church family this Sunday! In addition, there are several Ingleside events that I hope you will either participate in or pray for over the coming month. Please put these dates on your calendar today. Sunday, January 12, Membership & Missions Classes. Take the next step of commitment to membership...

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Join us for “The Sounds of Christmas”

You are invited to join us at Ingleside this weekend as we celebrate the birth of Jesus in a wonderful musical presentation called, “The Sounds of Christmas.” The six service times are as follows: Friday, December 13, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 10:30 a.m., 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. No tickets are necessary.  Doors open thirty minutes before each presentation.  Childcare is available for ages 6 weeks – 4K. Christmas...

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