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Christmas at Ingleside 2018

I hope you are planning to join us at Ingleside this Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Here are some special services that you will want to consider: December 2 - Christmas Remembrance Service A service of hope and encouragement for those grieving the loss of loved ones this Christmas.  It’s at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel. December 9 - Regular Sunday Schedule December 14-16 - Christmas Musical Presentations Invite a friend and celebrate...

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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 a few years ago 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...

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July 1 – One Worship Service

This Sunday, July 1, we will have one worship service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center at Ingleside. Watch this 30-second video for a personal invitation from our Executive Pastor, Andy Johnson. 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 freedom, honor America, encourage one another, and worship God. I hope you will join us! Your Pastor and...

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Celebrate Easter at Ingleside

I hope you are planning to join us for Easter at Ingleside this weekend. Please join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal life he offers to everyone who repents and believes. Please click the video below for my personal invitation.

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My Personal Invitation for You

  If you've not yet received my personal invitation to join us this Easter in celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, please click the video below.

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Consider these Seven

Easter is only a couple of weekends away. At Ingleside it’s always a great celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and of the eternal life that we have in him. So, would you please consider these seven ways you can make our Easter celebration all that God intends it to be? ... Pray.  Really ask the Lord to favor and bless our worship with his Spirit’s power and anointing.  Pray for the gospel to be clear and for many to respond.  Pray for joy and love to...

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Just Take the Next Step

Sometimes when we think about the future, we are frozen because the gap between where we are and where we want to be seems so large and so daunting. The same can be true when we think about spiritual growth and development.  The divide between “here” and “there” seems so great that we are paralyzed and do nothing. So what to do?  The key is to just take the next step. When the big assignment is broken down into many smaller ones it becomes doable.  When the huge project...

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See you Sunday?

With the holidays now in the rear view mirror, we will be back to our regular schedule this Sunday, January 7. The four Sunday morning worship services are as follows: 8:30 a.m.         Traditional worship in the Chapel 9:40 a.m.         Blended worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m.       Blended worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m.       Contemporary worship in the Multi-Purpose Gym In addition, Bible study classes and groups for all ages will all...

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One Worship Service on December 31

The old year ends, and the New Year begins! What better way to mark the turn of the calendar from 2017 to 2018 than to gather in worship with your church family? This Sunday, December 31, we plan to have one service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center at Ingleside. (No Sunday Bible study classes, small groups, or other regular activities will occur.) If you are in town this weekend, I hope you will be in church! Regular Schedule Resumes on January 3 As the New Year kicks...

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Christmas Eve Worship at Ingleside

I hope you will consider joining us this Sunday afternoon or evening, December 24, for worship on Christmas Eve as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. To make room for everyone, this year we are planning four services as follows: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.    Family Service with Live Nativity 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.    Family Service with Live Nativity 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.    Family Service with Live Nativity 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.    Candlelight Communion Service All four of these...

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