Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog

Three Snapshots

At Ingleside, we have long said, “We are a multi-generational church with a next-generation orientation.” The “multi-generational” dimension simply means that all ages and life-stages can find a home here.  Young or old, single or married, kids or no kids – you can find meaningful relationships and a place to grow into Christ-likeness at Ingleside. The “next-generation” dimension means that we make an intentional and significant investment in passing the baton of faith...

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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, January 13, 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. But you might be thinking:  “Why?  Why should I become a ‘member’ at Ingleside?  I enjoy...

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Is it a Habit?

Habit.  It might be defined this way:  “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary” (Dictionary.com). Once in place, habits are powerful.  The truth is that we shape our habits, and then they shape us. Yet, habits can be weakened, broken, and . . . changed. Indeed, John Maxwell speaks to our habits this way: “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily.  The secret of your success is found in your...

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One Worship Service on December 30

The old year ends, and the New Year begins! What better way to mark the turn of the calendar from 2018 to 2019 than to gather in worship with your church family? This Sunday, December 30, 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 2 As the New Year kicks...

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One Worship Service – December 23

Given the holiday schedule, this Sunday, December 23, we will have one worship service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center.  Sunday Bible Study classes will not meet. Children 5K and older are welcome in the Worship Center.  Childcare is provided for those 6-weeks through 4K. Christmas Eve Worship at Ingleside I hope you will consider joining us on Monday, December 24, for worship on Christmas Eve.  To make room for everyone, this year we are planning four services as...

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Join us for “Christmas Changes Everything”

If you live within driving distance, I hope you will consider joining us this weekend as we celebrate the birth of Jesus in a wonderful musical presentation called, “Christmas Changes Everything.” The six service times are as follows: Friday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 10:30 a.m., 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. No tickets are necessary.  Doors open thirty minutes before each presentation.  Childcare is available for ages...

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Join us for “Christmas Changes Everything”

If you live within driving distance, I hope you will consider joining us next weekend as we celebrate the birth of Jesus in a wonderful musical presentation called, “Christmas Changes Everything.” The six service times are as follows: Friday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 10:30 a.m., 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. No tickets are necessary.  Doors open thirty minutes before each presentation.  Childcare is available for ages...

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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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Give Thanks

When our lives are transformed by God’s grace and filled with the Spirit, one of the results will be a grateful heart.  We will approach every day, every relationship, and every circumstance with a bias toward giving thanks. Perhaps that’s why the Apostle Paul mentions gratitude and thanksgiving three different times in the space of just six verses (Colossians 3:12-16) that describe who we are and how we are to live in Christ.  This powerful passage concludes by saying: And...

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Join Us for Thanksgiving?

I hope you will consider joining our Ingleside family of faith for a delicious Thanksgiving meal and wonderful time of worship. If you can come, it will be my privilege to help serve you. When?  We will gather on Tuesday night, November 20. What time’s the meal?  The buffet meal (which includes turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings) begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be served until 6:45 p.m. Where?  At Ingleside – seating will be in our Multi-Purpose Gym, Fellowship Hall,...

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