Archive for December 2006

We're In!

I’m currently sitting in the Jacksonville airport after spending all day traveling to close on our new home. We had been traveling for the holidays, so I flew out of Grand Rapids, MI, this morning at 6:30. I arrived in Jacksonville around noon, did the walk-through, and finished the closing around 3:00pm. My flight is…

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Who's in Church?

A recent commenter on this blog mentioned that 80 percent of Jacksonville declared themselves “Christian” in a 2004 census. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it did make me pay a little more attention when my friend Derrak started quoting statistics for Akron, OH, where he wants to start a church. As…

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Why Jacksonville?

I have been asked several times, “Why did North Point choose Jacksonville?” The answer is simple: We didn’t. Jacksonville chose North Point. It’s a really cool story of how God is working. The short version is that there is an awesome group of people here in Jacksonville who have a real heart for their friends…

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Three Vital Relationships

What is the goal of Access Church? Well, we exist to lead people into growing relationships with Jesus Christ. What is a growing relationship? We believe that a person who is growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ is someone who is pursuing intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders.Intimacy with God…

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Access Informational Meeting

Are you curious about Access Church? Do you have friends with questions about what kind of church this will be? Perhaps you want to know more about the North Point model of ministry and what it will look like when it’s deployed here in Jacksonville. Maybe you just want to know if our staff members…

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Podcast—Choosing Christmas

If you’re looking for a great way to sample Andy Stanley’s teaching style, check out this timely podcast on the iTunes Music Store. It’s free to subscribe and easy to share with a friend!

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The 21st Law

So, I’m very close to finishing reading The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding. I’m on the 21st law, actually—and for those of you who know how much I don’t really care for reading, you understand how much of a feat it is that I am so close to finishing a book. Now, stick with me…

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New Digs

We have contracted with an executive suite to handle our incoming mail and phone calls and to use their office space on an as-needed basis. Give us a call, and let us know how the new system works for you, or send us a note at the following address: Access Church10151 Deerwood Park BlvdBldg 200,…

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Update on the van

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, but we replaced the van and added a puppy to the mix while we were at it! Cooper is a six-week-old Golden Retriever who is now the center of our home. Despite David McDaniel’s concern about the Gator being a suitable replacement for the van, I want to…

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