Archive for January 2007

Podcast—"Pause"

Follow this link to download the latest podcast from North Point, “Pause.” Here’s the description from iTunes: Temptation isn’t new. From the apple in the garden to the guy with the cute smile to the less than legitmate business deal, we all struggle with temptation. But why is it that we can’t just walk away?…

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Info Meeting in Review

Some of you couldn’t make the info meeting, and you are dying. Calling me, emailing me, driving past my house…okay, okay!! Here’s what you missed: Great food Starbucks coffee Free t-shirts Really great people Video of the North Point environments (one of which you can see on the front page of our web site) A…

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Bill & Dianne Diffenderfer

Bill and Dianne Diffenderfer first attended North Point Community Church in Atlanta in 1995, before North Point even had a permanent location. They were quickly drawn to the church. “It was so comfortable,” Dianne said. “You didn’t have to know a ‘secret handshake’ or the words to the songs. Once we experienced that comfort level,…

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Video Church (Part Two)

A friend of mine is really struggling with this concept. “The preacher has to be in the room!” he has said with passion. “He has to know his flock! He has to take the truth of God’s word and apply it to their lives!” I asked him if the same thing applied to his sermons…

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Video Church (Part One)

It occurred to me today that I’ve never blogged here about our teaching methods at Access. Funny, some things you just get so used to…you forget to explain them to others. You see, we are so focused on the biggest difference between Access and other churches (we care more about reaching people than keeping people)…

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Distracted By Condiments

Recently a friend of mine told me of an evening she spent at an upscale restaurant as a guest of the manager who trains the servers there. It seems this manager wanted to show her some interesting comparisons she’d noted between how restaurant servers do their jobs and what God has called the church to…

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Ren & Barbara Weise

Ren and Barbara Weise had been looking for a church to call home for several years, ever since they got married and settled near downtown Jacksonville in 2001. They wanted to find a church in their neighborhood and become part of a local body of Christian friends and neighbors. “We went to about 10 churches,…

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Second Informational Meeting

Are you interested in Access Church but can’t make the informational meeting tonight at UNF? Or perhaps you want to come back again and bring a friend who should know more about Access? If so, we invite you to join us for a second informational meeting on January 28, 2007, at 6:00pm. The meeting will…

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Chip & Susan Abernathy

Continuing in the “Who is Access?” series, today’s post focuses on Chip and Susan Abernathy. Chip Abernathy is too young to retire, but after seven years in Atlanta he and Susan were considering moving back home to Jacksonville. Susan’s parents were in Jacksonville, and Chip had a great job opportunity there. But their son and…

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What's the Music Like?

The two most frequently asked questions about Access Church are both about the music. 1. What’s the music like? 2. Will it be loud? The first answer is, “Excellent.” Now, that doesn’t mean that it will suit your personal tastes, or even mine. But we are committed to offering our very, very best to God…

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