Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog

Improving Your Serve

I’m not sure if you follow tennis, but the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon, just wrapped up its championship rounds last weekend, with Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza taking the men’s and women’s singles championships, respectively. You might be amazed that over the course of the event 493,000 people attend, 30,000 pizzas are served, 50,000 plants are on display, and that players have to follow an “almost entirely in white rule” in regard...

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Rhythms

While our Lead Pastor, Tim McCoy, is out on study break, our blog posts will be written by our Executive Pastor, Andy Johnson. Rhythms are part of the nature of life and take a host of forms. The drummer’s beat influences the pace of the song. The runner’s stride dictates the outcome of the race. The choice of classes indicate how long a degree will take. And seasonal and long-term commitments direct the affairs of our lives. Many of us have been in a “summer rhythm.” School...

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Is it really possible?

Some say that it’s just not possible.  It’s just not going to happen anymore. They say that contemporary Christ-followers lack the focus, the discipline, and the appetite of those who have gone before them. They say that modern evangelicals no longer are willing to read, understand, and apply the longer books of Scripture in the Old Testament. Well, I believe they are mistaken. I think better of the believers who call Ingleside home. That’s why this summer hundreds of...

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July 2 – One Worship Service

This Sunday, July 2, we will have one worship service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center at Ingleside. Watch this 30-second video for my personal invitation. 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 Friend,    

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Join Me at the Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 28, for our annual church picnic. Not only is there really good food, but there is also great conversation, singing, praying, sharing the Lord’s Supper, and the celebration of believer’s baptism. If you haven’t been to the picnic before, watch this short video recap from last year and you’ll get a great feel for what’s in store! Where is the picnic held? Again...

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Join Me at the Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 28, for our annual church picnic. Not only is there really good food, but there is also great conversation, singing, praying, sharing the Lord’s Supper, and the celebration of believer’s baptism. If you haven’t been to the picnic before, watch this short video recap from last year and you’ll get a great feel for what’s in store! Where is the picnic held? Again...

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Why Should I be a Member?

Are you a member at Ingleside yet?  If not, I want to encourage you to take that step.  The next membership classes for adults, students, and children are this Sunday afternoon, June 11, at 4:00 p.m. No reservation is necessary.  Dress is casual.  Dinner and childcare is provided.  Just come in at the east entrance to the Worship Center and a warm welcome will be waiting. If you are not a member yet, you might be thinking:  “Why?  Why should I become a ‘member’ at...

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Picnic and Baptism at Lake Ingleside

Every year one event that brings hundreds of Inglesiders together for a relaxed, joy-filled meal is our annual Church Picnic.  I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be here Wednesday night, June 28. Not only is there really good food, but there is great conversation, singing, praying, sharing the Lord’s Supper, and . . . the celebration of believer’s baptism. So, if you have never been scripturally baptized as a believer by immersion, you can take that...

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A Summer of Spiritual Significance

For many families at Ingleside, the rhythms of life will change as the school year comes to a close.  The demands of classes, tests, and extracurricular activities give way to a welcome change of pace. At Ingleside, the summer promises to be spiritually significant.  I want you to know about, participate in, and pray for the ministry and missions that will occur.  Here’s a summary: June 4-14 Israel Biblical Study Tour June 5-9 Xtreme Week (Vacation Bible...

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A Healthy Church and Healthy Teams

In a larger church, one of the keys to long-term health and vitality is the leadership of a gifted and effective ministry staff in partnership with church members who are fully devoted followers of Christ. Under my overall direction, our Ingleside staff is led on a day-by-day basis by our Executive Pastor, Andy Johnson, and is currently organized into four teams: (1) the Worship Arts Team; (2) the Next Generation Team; (3) the Disciple-Making Team; and (4) the Operations Team.  I want...

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