Reservations open each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. for the coming week’s worship services and close 45 minutes prior to each service. Walk-up reservations are taken as long as there are seats available.
Reservations open each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. for Preschool and Children’s programming and close at 8:15 a.m. Walk-up reservations are taken at 5 minutes prior to the start time as long as there are seats available.
Below, you will find answers to the questions you may be asking.
What is happening at Ingleside on Sunday mornings?
Our Traditional service is at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Blended worship services are at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. in the Worship Center, and our Contemporary worship service is at 11:00 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Gym.
The livestream will continue for those who are still not ready for crowds. We also have Sunday morning programming for preschoolers during all services and for children at either 9:15 or 11:00 a.m.
A few adult classes have begun to gather in-person.
How can I plan to participate in person?
Increased capacity. As vaccinations increase and the spread of coronavirus slows, we recently raised our capacity limits in each service from approximately 25% to 33%.
That means we can accommodate 530 worshipers in each service in the Worship Center, 165 in the Chapel, and 135 in the Multi-Purpose Gym.
The bottom line: we have space for you, and we hope to see you here!
I’m sure things will be different. What should I expect?
As you enter the facility, if you have preschoolers or children, volunteers will check them in at a kiosk on the preschool or children's floor. If you are attending the Traditional worship service, check in with a staff member or volunteer at the entrance to the Chapel (either end). If you are attending the Contemporary worship service, check in with a staff member or volunteer at a kiosk outside the Multi-Purpose Gym. If you are attending a Blended worship service, check in with a staff member or volunteer at a kiosk in the Gathering Area.
For any worship service that is at capacity on Sunday morning, we will hold your reservation until 5 minutes prior to the service. At that time, we will make any remaining seats available for walk-ups.
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 appropriate distance between each household. We will not provide paper worship folders or sermon notes. Instead, you can click here for online fillable sermon notes or here for printable sermon notes. You may also access fillable notes through the Ingleside app. Notes will be available by 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Doors will be open 30 minutes before each service.
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?
We currently have programming for preschoolers during all worship services and for children (5K – 5th grade) at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. Please reserve a spot for each preschooler or child for one of those hours here.
The preschool classrooms and children's worship space have been treated with a microbial treatment that kills COVID-19 particles, and additional sanitizing will take place throughout the morning. We will use different sets of classrooms for preschoolers at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m.
Children 6 weeks – 1 year will be on the Younger Preschool hallway. Children 2K-4K will be on the Older Preschool hallway. One parent will be allowed on the preschool hallways for drop-off and pick-up. Children 5K-5th grade will check in on the Children's hallway and meet in the Xtreme Zone. We will have a designated person at each check-in kiosk to allow for a touch-free check-in process for parents.
While it is difficult for preschoolers to social distance, children in our Kids’ Worship will be seated an appropriate distance apart from one another.
After checking preschoolers and/or children in, parents can check in for the worship service where that service occurs.
What are your cleaning procedures?
The Worship Center is disinfected after each service.
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 is open, but the Café is not yet open to the public on Sundays.
- The Gathering Area will be closed. We want to discourage gathering in groups while on campus for now.
Gathering in Jesus’ name is good for us, commanded in Scripture, and honors God (Hebrews 10:24-25). So we hope you will join us soon if you are able. If you have further questions, please contact our Executive Pastor, Andy Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any of our church staff.
Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.