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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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Join us for “Big Wednesday”

On Wednesday night, March 2, 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, and with their parents for the social) When? Wednesday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. Where? Worship Center What? Worship, Lord’s Supper, Baptism, and Ice Cream Social Why? To encourage and strengthen our...

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“Should I be a member?” – Five Good Reasons

Are you a member at Ingleside yet?  If not, I hope you will make plans now to be in our adult membership class on Sunday, February 6, at 4:00 p.m. (the class for children and students is at 12:15 p.m.). Here are five good reasons to take this important step. First, membership—both the word and the concept—is biblical.  1 Corinthians 12:27 says: “Now you are the body of Christ, and individually members of it” (ESV).  God expects those who follow Christ to be members of his...

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Welcome to 2022!

I’m looking forward to seeing you this Sunday, January 9, as we resume our normal Sunday schedule of worship, Bible study classes, and Next-Gen programming. Scripture makes clear that we need to be together for in-person, face-to-face fellowship and encouragement in the body of Christ (cf. Hebrews 10:24-25). So, as the New Year begins, renew your commitment to every-week worship and small group participation! Guidelines for Good Health at Church ... We are aware of the uptick...

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Join us for “Big Wednesday”

On Wednesday night, September 15, 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 preschool ministry during worship; then with their parents for the social)  When?  Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m.  Where?  Worship Center & Livestream  What?  Worship, Lord’s Supper, Baptism, and Ice...

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Back to School, Back to Church

Now that summer rhythms are giving way to school schedules, make sure that Sunday worship is in your weekly routine. Scripture is clear: God is honored, and we benefit when we gather with other believers to worship (cf. Hebrews 10:24-25). I’m looking forward to being back in worship with our church family this Sunday, August 15, and I hope to see you too! From Attender to Member If you’ve been attending Ingleside for a while, I encourage you to take the next step and commit to...

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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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“Should I be a member?” Five Good Reasons

Are you a member at Ingleside yet?  If not, I hope to see you in our membership class this Sunday afternoon, January 12, at 4:00 p.m. Here are five good reasons to take this important step. First, membership—both the word and the concept—is biblical.  1 Corinthians 12:27 says: “Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it” (NASB).  God expects those who follow Christ to be members of his body, the church.  That means a vital and committed connection to other...

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The Growth Bias of Healthy Churches

Jesus gave us our marching orders.  He said, “Go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19, ESV). That’s why at our church we often say, “Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.” It means that we have a “growth bias” when it comes to disciple- making.  We want to make disciples -- as many as we can and as mature as we can. By God’s grace, the disciples we are committed to making . . . Repent and believe the gospel, Are baptized as...

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