Archive for May 2007

Rich & Stephanie Barrett

We’ve been telling stories on this blog about the families who helped Access Church get off the ground. For many of these families, it has been a two-year journey of praying, giving, inviting, and serving—all the time wondering what God might do if they submitted their plans to His. For Stephanie and I, the road…

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Masters Weekend

Since I seem to have collected quite a few golfing readers, let me set the record straight: this is THE Masters! In fact, each Memorial Day weekend Callaway Gardens hosts the most revered tradition in waterskiing, The Masters. This year is the 48th Masters, and the best waterskiers in the world will be making the…

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Director of Family Ministry

After a long and careful search to fill the position of Family Ministry Director, Access Church is excited to announce the addition of Adam & Kristen Flynt! Adam & Kristen are well-qualified to lead in this area of our church. Married for eight years with two children of their own, the Flynts have their very…

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Sutton & Debbie McGehee

Several years ago, Sutton and Debbie McGehee made a trip from their home in Jacksonville to visit their daughter, Amanda, who had moved to Atlanta. Amanda had been telling Sutton and Debbie about her church, Buckhead Church, a satellite campus of North Point Community Church, and she was anxious for her parents to attend with…

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Fields of Gold

Recently, a friend and I have been having a lot of discussions about our giving. We’ve been asking each other questions like, “If you give out of every paycheck, does that take away from the ‘cheerful heart’ aspect of giving? What if you don’t give from every paycheck—are you neglecting the principle of first-fruits?” As…

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Foyer, Living Room, Kitchen.

At Access Church, we believe that environments are very important. In fact, we would presume that significant spiritual growth in your life has probably been the result of truth being introduced to you in the right environment. The right people, the right setting, the right message. We have found it useful to employ the metaphor…

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Speed Dial

What does persistence have to do with God and prayer? Apparently, a great deal. This Sunday, we will discover the implications of persistence for your prayer life. It will affect not only what you ask for, but also your understanding of how and when God answers prayer. Come Sunday and enjoy Andy Stanley’s presentation of…

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Free Andy Stanley Messages

If you’re looking for a free & easy way to get your hands on some great teaching—the kind of teaching that can make sense of the Bible for everyday life—you really ought to click on this link. North Point Community Church has begun podcasting some of Andy Stanley’s message series, and this iTunes podcast already…

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Golf is a Religion

I’m writing this from the Starbucks in Ponte Vedra, while a constant stream of golfers, golf-fans, and wanna-be-golfers passes through. You see, it’s a big weekend in Jacksonville. We’re hosting THE PLAYERS, and that means we’re hosting Tiger Woods, Rory Sabbatini, Phil Mickelson, and anyone who wants to be anywhere near them. I heard someone…

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Atlanta Events

Concert on the LawnTraveling to Atlanta anytime soon? Be sure to consider getting tickets for Concert on the Lawn (June 1, Marrieds) or Gig on the Grass (June 2, Singles). It’s guaranteed to be a great time with great music, and an encouraging perspective on what’s ahead for Jacksonville! Night of WorshipYou might also enjoy…

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