New Series: @Work

Many of us will spend half of our lives at work. Yet, research tells us that over 80 percent of us are dissatisfied with our jobs, feeling fearful and frustrated most of the time.

In this series, Jeff Henderson offers a perspective on work that could forever change your experience on the job. He also offers a paradigm-changing perspective on what God might be up to behind the scenes of our current economic downturn.

Don’t miss this message series, “@Work,” beginning November 6 at Access Church.… Read the rest

Posted October 31, 2011

Everybody’s Invited Update

Celebrate! To date, 55 families and singles have pledged $145,000 to the new campus! This is great news! There are a few more families that we expect we will still hear from, but at an average pledge of $2,589 per family, we’re overwhelmed! We’re excited for our church and also for what people will learn in their faith through this kind of generosity.

Demolition! About 15 people spent Saturday and Sunday tearing down walls, removing carpet, and carrying a ton of furniture here and there. The interior of Losco is pretty much unrecognizable right now. Huge progress. Even cooler are the stories of who is doing the work. Really fun to see people otherwise disconnected from Access putting in lots of time. Anybody know Ben and Cindy Moore? He’s been totally disconnected from church. Doesn’t come to church with Cindy. But this weekend he probably logged 15 hours at the new campus. Unreal!

Design! We’ve retained Kristin Norris from Athens Church as our designer for the project.… Read the rest

Posted October 24, 2011

UpStreet Gains Small Groups Director

Kelli Richards was invited to Access Church in August 2007 by her friend, James David Carter, who was leading worship there. “I fell in love with the church that first day,” Kelli said. “I felt like I had gone to every church in town, but never found one that was a good fit for me. There was something different about Access. I could tell they were going to do cool things in Jacksonville, and I wanted to be a part of that.”

Kelli, who had recently graduated from the University of North Florida, quickly got involved at Access. She worked with 1-year-olds and 4-year-olds before she was asked to lead and encourage the adult UpStreet volunteers as an UpStreet coach. “I was excited to be involved with UpStreet,” she said. “Until that point, everyone I knew at the church was a toddler. It opened up the doors and let me meet a lot more people.”

After coaching for a year, Kelli accepted a part-time role on staff as the director of small groups for UpStreet.… Read the rest

Posted October 3, 2011