We resumed in-person, on-campus worship at Ingleside on Sunday, June 14. So far, so good.
We practice social distancing, face coverings are strongly encouraged, room capacity is limited to 25%, and reservations are required (make your reservations here).
So I have a question: is it time for you to come back?
Thom Rainer, a leading church researcher, recently wrote that for most churches “somewhere between 20 and 30 percent” of pre-pandemic worshipers will likely never return (church answers.com, August 9, 2020).
Will that be true at Ingleside? Perhaps, but I don’t think so. I’m counting on you to come back and to bring someone new with you.
Of course, if your age or health condition suggest that you should delay your return, then by all means please do so. We plan to continue our livestream indefinitely.
But many Inglesiders have returned to work, returned to school, and have resumed their kids’ extra-curricular activities. Some are making plans to attend football games or to travel.
So, what about it? Is it time for you to come back to church?
Scripture is clear. It’s good for us and it glorifies God when we meet together in Jesus’ name (Hebrews 10:24-25).
I hope to see you Sunday!