Archive for April 2008

Delivering The Gift

The other night Stephanie did something very thoughtful. Again. She brought a friend her favorite dessert from her favorite bakery. Do you think she just left it on the front porch and ran away quickly before she was noticed? No, she carried it right into the kitchen so she could see the look on Amy’s…

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Great Morning with the Church

We weren’t really at church today, but we were with the church, and it was awesome! Stephanie and I love being with Access volunteers, and today was a cool day to work side-by-side with the greatest team of volunteers in the known universe. It was a workday, prepping for our future as an every-Sunday congregation.…

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$1,000,000 in Cash Found at Starbucks

Our staff feels very at home at Starbucks. We spend a lot of time having meetings there. But we’ve never stumbled upon such untold riches! A little while back, Adam & I arrived a little early for a meeting and were waiting for our coffee to cool and the others to arrive. Two women who’d…

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BigStuf Worship

Last summer, Adam, Kevin, and I took a little trip down to Daytona to check out BigStuf Camp. Now, if you’ve ever had any experience with the creative minds behind these camps, you know we were expecting a lot. We knew there’d be great speakers (anybody ever heard of Andy Stanley?), crazy fun stuff, and…

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Canvas, Pt. 2

This week Andy Stanley will deliver part 2 of Canvas. We live in a world created by God and designed to reflect His glory. Everything, including our lives, are tapestries created by him. He is working on the canvas of our lives so we can bring glory to Him. That is our sole purpose here…

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DRIVE Registration Closes April 21

Whoa! May sure snuck up on us, didn’t it? I can’t believe that in just a little more than two weeks the Access team will be heading to Atlanta for DRIVE ’08. You are so gonna want to be there. You can meet this guy and this guy and this girl and this guy and…

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Middle Schoolers Wanted

This Sunday, Access launches a new environment. We’re so excited about this! We don’t launch new environments very often, and not without careful planning. This environment is super-cool not because of what we’re doing, but because of who is coming. Xtreme is for middle- and high-school students (together for large-group teaching but divided for small…

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Doing Life Together

Sometimes folks ask me what we do on the Sundays we don’t “have church” at Access. My short answer is that we are busy “being the church.” More on that in some posts next week, about some great things we’ve got planned for our “off” Sundays this summer. But tonight I wanted to show you…

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So Grateful

I’ve spent the better part of the day studying the financials for Access Church, and I am so grateful! When Access began, there were just a few families in Jacksonville that were supporting Access with their God-given dollars. We were largely dependent on visionary giving from those in Atlanta with a passion for creating environments…

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