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Long Pastorates & Healthy Churches

In his ground-breaking book, The Purpose Driven Church (1995), Rick Warren recounts a study he made of the 100 largest churches in the United States.  He writes: “Although I discovered that large, growing churches differ widely in strategy, structure, and style, there were some common denominators.  My study confirmed what I already knew . . . :  Healthy, large churches are led by pastors who have been there a long time.  I found dozens of examples.  A long pastorate does not...

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July 3 – One Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.

This Sunday, July 3, we will have one worship service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center at Ingleside. We will celebrate the freedom that we have in Christ and the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. In 1 Peter 2:17, the Bible says, “Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor” (ESV). That’s just what we plan to do this Sunday as we celebrate our liberties, honor America, encourage one another, and worship God. I hope you will join us! July Sunday Schedule...

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Join Me at the Church Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 29, for our annual church picnic. Watch this short video and review the Q&A below to get a good idea of what is in store. Where is the picnic held? Again this year, our picnic will be held on our church campus on Wimbish Road.  We will have huge tents set up on the west side of our worship center. What time does it start?  Folks start to arrive as early as 5:00 p.m. for...

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Join Me at the Church Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 29, for our annual church picnic. Watch this short video and review the Q&A below to get a good idea of what is in store. Where is the picnic held? Again this year, our picnic will be held on our church campus on Wimbish Road.  We will have huge tents set up on the west side of our worship center What time does it start?  Folks start to arrive as early as 5:00 p.m. for...

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July Sunday Schedule Changes

For the five Sundays of July, we plan to gather in one great worship service in our Worship Center at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. After consultation with our staff and Overseers, we believe this summer shake-up to our schedule will be beneficial in several ways: Families will be encouraged to worship together – all in one service. Care will still be provided for birth-4K in our preschool ministry, but kids 5K and older will worship in “big church” with their parents for these five...

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A Festival of Forgiveness, Hope, and Life

Our Easter celebration this weekend will be festival of forgiveness, hope, and life that you will not want to miss. Easter Family Fun Day.  For children pre-K through 5th grade and their families, this event occurs here on our campus on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We have a plan for it to happen rain or shine.  It will include a family walk-through (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.), inflatables, art project, food vendors, and an egg launch.  Bring your kids and grandkids for a fun...

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Who Will You Invite This Easter?

I hope you have already made plans to be part of our Easter celebration at Ingleside this year. In addition, I hope you will invite a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or someone you work with or go to school with to join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal life that we have in him. Our Easter celebration will be a festival of forgiveness, hope, and life that you will not want to miss. Here are some of the details you will want to...

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Let’s Celebrate this Easter

In 2020 and 2021, our Easter celebrations were muted because of COVID concerns. But this year I hope you are planning to come to church with an eager, joyful heart as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal life that we have in him. Our Easter celebration will be a festival of forgiveness, hope, and life that you will not want to miss. Here are some of the details you will want to know. April 10, Palm Sunday: We will serve the Lord’s Supper in...

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Invite a Friend this Easter

I hope you will invite a friend and make plans now to be at Ingleside this Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your personal invitation could make all the difference.  Here are some of the details you will want to know. April 10, Palm Sunday : We will serve the Lord’s Supper in each morning worship service. April 10, 6:30 p.m. : Our Chapel Choir will present a concert entitled, “How Sweet the Sound” in the Chapel. Saturday, April 16 : Easter...

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Easter at Ingleside 2022

In just a few weeks, we will remember the crucifixion and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, our risen Savior and great Redeemer. I hope you will invite a friend and make plans now to be at Ingleside this Easter. April 10, Palm Sunday: We will serve the Lord’s Supper in each morning worship service. April 10, 6:30 p.m. : Our Chapel Choir will present a concert entitled, “How Sweet the Sound” in the Chapel. Saturday, April 16 : Easter Family Fun Day - for...

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