Archive for December 2009

New Series: Just Ask

Organizations mature as they evaluate the effectiveness of their strategy and mission. By examining where they currently are and where they intend to go, churches can gauge whether they have stayed the course or strayed from their original dreams. How is your church doing? And how are you participating in what God is doing in…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Here’s a sample of our Not-So-Silent Night. Thanks for inviting so many of your family, friends, and co-workers. And thanks to all the great volunteers who made 2009 an outstanding year. See you in January! .

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2009 is in The Bag!

Not-So-Silent Night was incredible. Thank you for leveraging your influence with family and friends and inviting them to be a part of what God is doing through Access Church! Years from now, tonight will be one of those nights we look back on as a pivotal event in the life of this organization. To all…

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Little Drummer Boy

If you wonder how we celebrate Christmas at Access Church, here’s a little taste. And if you’ve not yet made plans to be at Not-So-Silent Night tomorrow night… Figure it out! We’re going to start promptly at 7:00pm, and you will be so, so sad if you arrive even one minute late. .

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Praying Big?

I just intercepted this email from Stephanie as she was sending it to some friends: Rich just told me Accessibles have invited 1,670 people to Not-So-Silent Night on Facebook alone! Accessibles blew the doors off the challenge to invite (just) 1,000. A.MAZ.ING. Happy Birthday, Jesus! Now, we wait to see what God will do, and…

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Doing Life… Together.

Some of us are already reflecting on 2009 and thinking about changes we’d like to make for 2010. If you aren’t meeting weekly with a group of of people who encourage you and challenge you, why not make that a key priority for 2010? Few things could improve your quality of life more. Michael &…

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Not-So-Silent Night

Join us December 23, at 7:00pm, for a community Christmas celebration at the University of North Florida. Childcare is provided for children aged six-weeks to five-years-old. Elementary-aged children are welcome to join us in the 45-minute service. Andy Stanley will be sharing, “The Christmas Story,” and we invite you to stay after the service for…

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North Point Live: Awake

North Point Music released a new CD today on iTunes. Featuring North Point (and Access Church) worship leaders like Todd Fields, Eddie Kirkland, and Steve Fee, you want to pick this up right away! In fact, I’m listening to it right now. If you’re a bit old fashioned and like to hold the shiny disc…

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What's the Worst?

What’s the worst thing someone might say about your church? Recently, a few people were overheard in conversation about our church. Several positive things were said. One person, however, threw out this objection, “I mean, they even have, like, atheists going there!” So what do you think? Is that a bad thing? What would you…

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Be Rich: Shalom Church

Since Access’ earliest days, we have felt passionate about and had the privilege of helping to plant Shalom Church in Merida, Mexico (located on the Yucatan Peninsula). It is home to approximately 800,000 people and is the largest city in the Yucatan. Shalom Church has successful ministries for children, youth, and singles. They have been…

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