Archive for October 2007

FEE at Access Church

You absolutely don’t want to miss this Sunday, November 4! Andy is going to wrap up the provocative “Verdict” series, and we’ll worship with Steve Fee. I first met Steve almost seven years ago, before I’d even heard of North Point. I was a pastor to high school students at the time, and we invited…

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RoadMap

Our strategy at Access Church necessitates that we have foyer, living room, and kitchen environments for every age level. We have launched some of those environments already, but there’s more to come! Recently we announced some exciting new environments that we plan to launch in the months to come. These environments are exact replicas of…

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RoadMap Message Online

Got a few (36) minutes? We’d love for you to listen to this important message on the future of Access Church, delivered October 21 in our morning services. The message can be found here. After you’ve listened to the message, please take a short, 2-minute survey and let us know what you think. Click here…

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Andy & Sandra Stanley's Story

For the last few weeks, I have been putting posts and videos up on this blog about GroupLink and Community Groups. On Sundays we’ve played videos, passed out reminder magnets and made anouncements about our upcoming GroupLink event. We even put a GroupLink table in the lobby for people to get more information and to…

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The Access Strategy

So, if our purpose is to make disciples (or as we say, lead people into growing relationships with Jesus Christ), how do we do that? How do we pull it off? Well, Jesus seemed to have only one plan for accomplishing this, the local church.Maybe when you think about a local church you imagine a…

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The Importance of Good Navigation

I heard a story recently about a couple that purchased a GPS for a trip across the country to see friends. For nearly 1,000 miles this little unit sat on their dashboard and flawlessly directed them toward their destination. The only problem came when they were literally within sight of their friends’ house. The little…

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Reverse Psychology

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPLAyzeDW1E]We believe that community groups are the place where sustained life change occurs. Community groups are where real life and real issues are discussed. This is why we place such a huge emphasis on the group assimilation process. We recognize the importance of not just getting you into a group, but getting you into the…

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Groups Are There For You!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tDHDfxLk98]We believe that community groups are the place where sustained life change occurs. Community groups are where real life and real issues are discussed. This is the environment where we celebrate the successes and good times of life, as well as comfort one another during the tough and disappointing times. It is a place to…

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Ringo & Brenda Robles

A visitor to Access this weekend marveled at our volunteers and asked how we found such individuals. “God,” is the very serious, not-at-all-trite answer. Ringo and Brenda Robles are just one more example of how God has put together this amazing group of people we call Access Church. Ringo and Brenda Robles met in the…

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Not Leadership Summit!

Wow, what a week! Three days in Atlanta for Catalyst, then back in Jacksonville just in time to set up for church on Sunday. Catalyst ’07 was amazing, and several of us already registered for Catalyst ’08! I strongly encourage anyone who is a Christian leader to attend next year, whether you are leading in…

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