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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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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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Acts 1:8 Weekend • November 5-7

I hope you are planning now to be part of our Acts 1:8 Weekend – it’s our annual world missions conference. We will welcome missionaries from around the globe in gatherings throughout the weekend of November 5-7.  More information may be found here. Join me in praying that the Lord will used these days to expand our vision and deepen our commitment to going with the gospel, to making disciples, and to planting churches – all for the glory of God! Save the...

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Acts 1:8 Weekend | November 5-7

I hope you are making plans now to be part of our Acts 1:8 Weekend – it’s our annual world missions conference. Watch the short video below to find out what it’s about and how you may participate. We will welcome missionaries from around the globe in gatherings throughout the weekend of November 5-7. It all kicks off with a Celebration Dinner on Friday night.  Saturday morning is the World Adventure for kids.  Saturday night there are multiple Connection Dinners in homes...

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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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A Fabulous Fall

Cooler air.  Shorter days.  Leaves soon will be lighting up the landscape with brilliant color reflecting the glory of the Creator. These are all sure signs that autumn is upon us.  Indeed, the first official day of fall was yesterday – September 22. As we prepare to make our way through the last quarter of the year, I want to make sure that some key dates and events at Ingleside are on your radar. Of course, our weekly worship services, classes, and groups – especially on...

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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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Answering the Call

On Sunday, June 27, Pastor Tim capped off a seven-part series on serving with a challenge to everyone in our body. That challenge was to increase our church’s serving quotient by asking Inglesiders to volunteer in a primary and secondary place of ministry. Or, to put it another way, to use your Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences in one area of passion and one area of need. This culminated in a brief Ingleside Serving Survey where many of you provided us...

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Is Your Vision Big Enough?

It’s all too easy for our perspective on life to become too tightly focused. The legitimate, daily demands of family, work, and school can become all-consuming. Even in our spiritual lives, we can lose sight of the bigger picture. That’s why it’s good for us to be reminded that God is at work all around the world. Truth be told, we all need to be challenged to look beyond our usual horizons and consider how God would have us to be involved personally in his global mission...

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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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