Reservations open each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. for the coming week’s worship services.
Walk-up registration is available starting at 5 minutes before each service.
Returning to In-Person Worship FAQs
As a way of honoring our governing authorities and loving our neighbors, we temporarily suspended on-campus worship services beginning Sunday, March 15.
Now it’s time to begin to re-gather. Below, you will find answers to the questions you are probably asking.
What is happening at Ingleside on Sunday mornings?
Beginning June 14, and at least through July 5, we will have in-person worship services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. only in the Worship Center. The livestream will continue for those who are still not ready for crowds. We will not have childcare, age-group programming, or adult classes or groups. Many classes and groups will continue to meet online or off-campus.
How can I plan to participate in person?
Each service will have a capacity of 400 worshipers, or 25% of the seats in the Worship Center. You may make your reservation online here. Reservations open each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. for the coming week’s worship services.
I’m sure things will be different. What should I expect?
Greeters and ushers will help you move from the parking lot to your seat in the Worship Center in a way that keeps households at least 6 feet apart. As you enter the facility, you’ll check in with a staff member to let us know if everyone in your party is present. We strongly encourage everyone to wear face coverings. Our staff and volunteers will be required to do so.
Rows available for seating will be clearly marked, and there will be at least 4 seats between each household. We will not provide paper worship folders or sermon notes. Instead, you can click here for online fillable sermon notes.
Doors will be open 30 minutes before each service. You’ll want to be on time. Five minutes before the service begins, we’ll allow those without reservations to fill open seats.
What if I reserve seats and have fewer people coming or can’t come at all?
When you reserve your seats, you’ll receive a confirmation email. This email contains a link to cancel your reservation. If you need to adjust your number of reserved seats, just cancel your reservation, and do another one. If you know you will not be able to attend, just cancel your reservation, and your seats will be added back to the available total.
What about my children?
Our Preschool and Children’s Ministries will not offer programming for now. Children are welcome to attend in-person worship services. However, keep in mind that to broadcast an effective livestream, we need a room without distractions. If your child can participate and pay attention during the service, they’ll have a great time!
What are your cleaning procedures?
Our first step was applying a Micro Clean (antimicrobial) treatment to our entire Worship Center and all restrooms. This treatment kills over 130 pathogens on contact, including COVID-19, and lasts for at least 30 days. We are also wiping down all armrests, railings, and doors between services. Restrooms will have continual cleaning throughout the morning.
How should I give my tithe and offering?
Option 1: Set up online giving here.
Option 2: Send a check through your bank’s online bill pay system.
Option 3: Mail a check to Ingleside.
Option 4: Place cash or checks in offering buckets as you exit an in-person worship service.
What am I not asking?
You may also want to consider that:
- Restrooms will have limited capacity, and water fountains will be turned off.
- We will not serve coffee, and we do not encourage bringing food or beverages since eating or drinking would require you to remove your face covering. The Bookstore and Café are not yet open to the public, but we are working on a plan to re-open.
- The Gathering Area will be closed. We want to discourage gathering in groups while on campus for now.
- An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By worshiping at Ingleside Baptist Church, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Gathering in Jesus’ name is good for us, commanded in Scripture, and honors God (Hebrews 10:24-25). So, we are eager to return to on-campus worship – wisely, safely, and one step at a time. If you have further questions, please contact our Executive Pastor, Andy Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any of our church staff.