Archive for November 2007

An Incredible Opportunity!

A small group of visionaries in Atlanta are so excited about what’s going on at Access Church that they have offered to help us reach our destination. And they’ve offered this help in the form of a financial gift, where they will match, dollar-for-dollar, any visionary giving (marked “RoadMap”) that we receive between now and…

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Gas Money

For the last month at Access Church, we’ve been talking about all the cool environments that we plan to launch in the next year or so here in Jacksonville. We’ve used the metaphor of a road trip—we know where we’re going, we have a clear strategy for getting there, and we have some great people…

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Thanks!

I love this day. I’m a sucker for big meals, parades, and tradition. I’m also so aware today of how gracious God has been to us over the last year. It was just a year ago that we moved to Jacksonville, and in the last year he has brought us into so many great friendships…

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Lead Pastor Retreat

Have you ever felt like an amateur in the midst of professionals? A friend of mine once won a local poker tournament, and through a wild series of events found himself competing in a nationally-televised, professional poker tournament in Las Vegas. That’s a lot how I felt this week when I found myself hanging out…

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Measuring Success

What’s the best way for a church to measure success? Hint: It’s not attendance, or offering, or buildings. It’s not even community service. It’s life change. And at Access, we really do believe that a small group is the best, most effective place for sustained life change to occur. We gauge our success by how…

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More Than We Know

I was so excited to have a chance to bring some of our volunteers up to North Point this weekend. Evan Wright and I got up extra early on Sunday so we could make it to North Point in time for their production meeting and run-through for the morning. On the way in, we stopped…

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TEN

Ten is a cool number, isn’t it? God made us with ten fingers, so it’d be really easy to count. Ten toes. And, as much as I hate trying to convert ounces to grams, the metric system really does make sense. So, when my oldest son turned TEN at 8:55pm this evening, it was a…

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Blogs of Note

Since you’re kind enough to check in here and read what we have to say, we thought you might appreciate some of these other voices in the blogosphere as well: OrangeFamilies.com—Maintained by our very own Adam Flynt, this is the place to go to stay up to speed on family ministry at Access Church. Great…

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GroupLink

We’ve been saying it for several weeks, now. Groups are the heartbeat of Access Church. You see, we believe that no matter how big a church gets, it can still stay “small” in the most important ways if we gather around the kitchen table, look each other in the eye, and do life together. Look,…

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