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Membership Class Sunday – 4:00 p.m.

If you are not yet a member at Ingleside, I hope you will consider coming to our membership class this Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Where? Just come in the east entrance to the Worship Center, and someone will be there to welcome you and point you in the right direction.  The class is in room F-300, just up the stairs from the Upper Gathering Area. When? The class begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends by 8:00 p.m., and we serve you a complimentary snack supper along the way. What to...

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Calling All Students and Educators

This Sunday, August 18, we will be recognizing and praying over all the students and educators in each of our Sunday morning services at Ingleside. So, no matter what your grade or degree program, and no matter what your role is as an educator (teacher, administrator, coach, counselor, professor, etc.) – I hope you will make plans now to join us. Services are at 8:30 a.m. in our Chapel (traditional), 9:40 and 11:00 a.m. in our Worship Center (blended), and at 11:00 a.m. in our...

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Leadership Matters

Over the first two weeks in May our Nominating Committee met to select new nominees who will be considered for service as Overseers and Deacons. 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. And, 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...

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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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See You at the Concert?

As of this writing, only about 100 tickets remain for our “Big Church Night Out” concert with headliner David Crowder on Thursday night, October 4, in our Worship Center. You may purchase tickets at www.ingleside.org.  Just click the “BCNO” banner and it will get you where you need to go. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  The concert begins at 7:00 p.m.  All seating is General Admission, so come early to get the seat you want. I hope to see you for the “Big Church Night Out”...

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Prayer 101:  Praying that Pleases God

Do you know how many of us come to this world knowing how to pray?  The short answer is:  none! That’s right, all of us need to be taught.  All of us need to learn to pray in a way that pleases God. It’s why Jesus’ first disciples said to him: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1, ESV). In response, Jesus gave them a model prayer.  It’s a prayer we commonly call “The Lord’s Prayer” – because it was given to us by our Lord.  Its purpose is to teach us how to...

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Leadership Matters

Over the past two weeks our Nominating Committee met to select new nominees who will be considered for service as Overseers and Deacons. 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. And, 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,...

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See you at the Concert?

This Sunday night, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. we will be privileged to host Keith and Kristyn Getty in concert, live at Ingleside. An added bonus unique to our concert is that our Ingleside choir will be backing up the Gettys.  What a night of praise and worship it will be! So, get your tickets now.  They are available here online and in our Ingleside Bookstore. Save the Dates As you are penciling in priorities on your calendar between now and the end of the year, I hope you will...

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Join Me at the Concert?

On Sunday night, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. we will be privileged to host Keith and Kristin Getty in concert, live at Ingleside. Don’t know the Gettys?  Well, I’ll bet you know at least one of their songs.  Keith is co-writer of “In Christ Alone.” And though it was composed only in 2001, “In Christ Alone” is now fast-becoming a classic.  It’s sung regularly in churches all across the stylistic spectrum and is consistently in the Christian Copyright Licensing...

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Leadership Matters

Over the past two weeks our Nominating Committee met to select new nominees who will be considered for service as Overseers and Deacons. 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. And, 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,...

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