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Archive for April, 2018

Back into Focus

It’s typically not good when a picture is out of focus. The photo will lack clarity.  Depending on how far out of focus it is, it may appear fuzzy, blurry, or even indecipherable. With a little effort and concentration, however, we can typically make another picture that is appropriately sharp and crisp . . . even stunning! Like pictures, leaders and their organizations – including churches – can lose their focus. One way that happens is when the agenda gets so broadened and...

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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 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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