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Archive for the 'Process, Policies, and Procedures' Category

The Right Time, the Right Way

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, NIV). Another version translates: “Yes, there’s a...

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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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Next Steps begin Sunday, May 2

In today’s blog, I want you to know about: (1) worship capacity increases, (2) new pandemic protocols, and (3) how to make recommendations for the office of Overseer. Increased worship capacity.  As vaccinations increase and spread of the coronavirus in our region remains low, we plan to raise our worship capacity limits from approximately 33% to 40% beginning on Sunday, May 2. That means we will be able to accommodate 640 worshipers in each service in the Worship Center, 200 in...

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Leadership Matters

In a business, at a school, on a team, or in a church, everything rises and falls on leadership.  Leadership always matters! That’s why we have worked for many years to develop a healthy leadership culture at Ingleside. In ministry after ministry throughout our church, hundreds of leaders (both staff and volunteers) exercise their gifts in support of our common purpose: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God. If you are among those many Ingleside leaders, I am...

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Traditional Service Resumes October 18

In today’s blog I want you to know about (1) plans to re-start our traditional worship service; (2) adjustments to our Sunday worship schedule; and (3) new Overseer officers elected for the coming year. Traditional Worship Re-start.  We began to re-gather for in-person, on-campus worship on Sunday, June 14. At first, we had only two blended services in our Worship Center.  Then, on September 13 we added back our contemporary worship serve and kids worship. Now, we are preparing...

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On the Horizon

Today’s blog provides information about the upcoming Semi-Annual Church Conference, Preschool Ministry on Sunday mornings, and the completed High School Ministry facility renovation. Semi-Annual Church Conference  On Wednesday night, August 26, at 6:30 p.m. we will gather for our Semi-Annual Church Conference in the Chapel. The key items on the agenda include the adoption of the annual budget and the election of Overseers and Deacons. Our total budget for 2021 remains unchanged from...

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Who Do You Know?

Do you know someone in our church family whom our Nominating Committee should consider as potential nominee for Overseer or Deacon? More information about the roles of Overseer and Deacon as well as the recommendation form may be found online here. One of the strengths of our church across the years has been the quality and commitment of our leaders. So, I hope you will prayerfully consider making a recommendation this year.  We need to know someone you know! Planning Toward...

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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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