This Sunday: God & Country

You can’t turn on the news these days without becoming painfully aware that things aren’t going so well in the good ole’ USA.

It seems that those we’ve elected to lead can’t seem to agree on what the problem is. Politicians frame the debate as rich vs. poor, big business vs. the middle class, or Republican vs. Democrat.

But there is another conflict that reflects a much deeper divide in American culture—a conflict that, if resolved, could pave the wave for our nation to come together and successfully address the issues that fill the airways.

What is that conflict? Find out in God and Country, a two-part series by Andy Stanley. We’ll see you this Sunday. Invite a friend!… Read the rest

Posted June 28, 2011

Needed: Intersect Coordinator

Do you have a heart to see our Access family help and serve our community? You might be the perfect person for the important volunteer position of Intersect Coordinator. And we need you!

At Access we want to be the kind of church that is the hands of feet of Christ to our community. There are some great ministries here in Jacksonville that we want to partner with in reaching our city.

We want each of our community groups to have regular interaction with our community through serving with one of these ministries. The job of the Intersect Coordinator is to coordinate our community groups with great local ministries that are a good fit for them.

The job will include some phone tag and some learning about local organizations so you can make great connections between groups and ministries.

Interested? Email Rich.… Read the rest

Posted June 27, 2011

UpStreet June Virtue: Faith

We’ve spent June in UpStreet talking about faith. Faith is trusting in what you can’t see because of what you can see.

If you look around you, you can see all kinds of evidence that will convince you that there is a God who is someone you can put your trust in. One example is creation. Another example is the stories of people who believe and trust in God.

In the book of Hebrews, the author is writing to people who trusted and believed in God, but whose faith is beginning to dwindle.

The author starts to write about the stories of people in the past and how they trusted God—stories of people who saw God’s promises come true. The writer says that, because of the faith of the people in the past, the people in the present should believe as well.

Through the stories of the past, our faith can also be recharged. Visit the 252 web site to learn more about faith.… Read the rest


Family Birthday Celebration

We’re so proud of the UpStreet students who publicly declared their faith in Jesus Christ June 5 at our Family Birthday Celebration!

Many thanks to the volunteers who made the Family Birthday Celebration such a special event.

Pictured: UpStreet small-group leaders Bob Donnelly, Josh Hough, and Tim Stokes pose with four of their boys who were baptized at this event Sunday: Aaron Robles, Chase Barrett, Cutler Barrett, and Bradley Markham.… Read the rest

Posted June 20, 2011

Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a brand new program at Access Church!

LDP is a leadership journey for college students that combines hands-on experience in a key area of ministry with practical leadership training. Each LDP staff member is expected to spend time working in a specific area of ministry and participating in leadership training.

The Access Church LDP is a ten-month program that functions as a part-time (ten hours/week) leadership role running the length of one school year (August – May).

Visit our LDP web page to request an application.… Read the rest

Posted June 19, 2011

Jacksonville Music Project

Join the Access family as we see Abner and Amanda Ramirez perform at Casa Marina in Jax Beach Thursday, June 23, at 8:00pm.

They’ll perform familiar covers as well as some of their original music. It’ll be a great time to hang out with other people from Access as well as enjoy great music in a lively atmosphere.

Casa Marina is located at:
691 1st St N

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Attendees must be 21 or older.… Read the rest

Posted June 6, 2011

Fifth-Grade Promotion

If you’re a current fifth grader, then June 5 will be your final Sunday in Upstreet before moving up to Access’ Student Ministry.

The best part is that all your friends from your small group and your leaders are moving up with you! So you’ll have the best of both worlds: Great friends you’ve known for a long time, and being in the middle-school ministry.

Don’t miss the “Super Summer Splash” June 10 as your first official KAOS event. Bring your friends!… Read the rest

Posted June 3, 2011