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Grateful for 30 Years!


Not many churches and pastors – the data suggests fewer than 3.5% — have the privilege of doing what we have done over the past few days as we have marked a 30-year ministry milestone together.

As Beverly and I reflect on this three-decade journey and the celebration of the last week, our hearts are filled to overflowing with gratitude.  We are eager to say with the Psalmist that the Lord has “dealt bountifully” with us (Psalm 13:6, ESV).  We know that from start to finish it is all of grace, so God gets all the glory!

Thank you for the milestone anniversary award, the many kind words of encouragement and affirmation, and every other token of affection that you have shared with us on this occasion. We are very grateful!

Of course, the Lord willing, our journey together is not yet complete.  We are eager to walk with you into the next chapter at Ingleside as we continue making disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God!

And, yes, we are confident that . . . the best is yet to come!

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 on 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 expect? I will be there to say hello, and Mark Hudgins, our Membership Pastor, will lead most of the class.  No reservations are required and dress is casual.
  • Why a class? We believe that you should know all about our church before you join it.  Membership involves more than “walking the aisle.”  You’ll hear about what we believe doctrinally, how we are led and organized, how you can get more involved, what’s expected of members, what our mission, vision, and values are.  Bottom line:  this class helps you get connected and helps keep our church united!

Membership is biblical, and to be a member pleases the Lord.  I hope to see you Sunday afternoon!

Your Pastor and Friend,

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