Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog

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 you...

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So Which Study Bible Do You Recommend?

It’s a question that comes my way with some regularity.  And it’s one that I’m always pleased to respond to quickly.  The question is:  “So, which study Bible do you recommend?” I currently use and recommend the ESV Study Bible. The follow up question is usually:  Why do you recommend that one?  The reasons include: ... The English Standard Version is a faithful, recent English translation of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts of the Bible. It is an...

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Membership Options

Every month since September 1997 we have hosted a Discovering Ingleside Membership class.  It’s the way you join our church and commit to membership. The class is typically on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. (a complimentary snack supper is served).  This month, as usual, the class will be on Sunday afternoon, April 15. Options this month.  In addition, for those of you who have not been able to make the Sunday afternoon class, this month only we are offering the class...

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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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The Power and Promise of a Personal Invitation

Few moments are freighted with as much possibility and risk as the moment of personal invitation.  Think about it. A guy decides to personally invite the girl he recently met to get a cup of coffee or to dinner and a movie.  Risky?  You bet.  She may say, “no thanks.”  Filled with possibility? Of course.  It may mark the beginning of a relationship that lasts a lifetime. A leader personally invites you to accept a key position on the new team.  Risky?  Certainly.  There...

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Wednesdays at Ingleside

Have you ever been at Ingleside on a Wednesday night?  If not, let me give you a snapshot. A Midweek snapshot.  On a typical Wednesday night hundreds of people gather at our church for the purpose of growing stronger and deeper in our relationship to Jesus Christ and one another. The gatherings are typically segmented by age, life stage, or purpose to allow us to focus God’s truth on the particular needs of each group or to sharpen our skills for serving. For example, just a...

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Investing in Spiritual Growth

The biblical book of 2 Peter concludes with this exhortation to spiritual growth: “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18, ESV) At Ingleside, we believe that maximum spiritual growth usually occurs when we are making an investment at three levels: (1) daily personal habits – chief among these habits is the practice of reading and meditating on God’s Word, the...

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Want to Go Deeper?

Virtually every pastor hears the comment.  I’ve heard it too from time to time. Have you heard it?  Have you said it?  Here’s the comment: “I’d like to go deeper.  I want to be challenged biblically and spiritually.  I want more than what I’m getting now.  I want to really know God, understand his word, and walk with him every day.” Well, if that’s you, I want to invite you to join me for our Bible Conference on Sunday afternoon, February 25, at 3:30 p.m. Who is...

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