“The Separation of Church and Hate”

The Separation of Church and Hate - Keyart ExampleAre we making a point or making a difference? It’s easier to make a point; to adopt a policy; to put up a billboard or hand out a pamphlet.

Making a difference is messier. It requires relating to people with whom you may not agree. But that is what Jesus modeled.

In “The Separation of Church and Hate,” Andy Stanley shows us why relational evangelism – despite being more complicated and despite looking inconsistent at times – is what we were called to as a church.

Join us at Access Church this Sunday, June 30, for “The Separation of Church and Hate.” There are two opportunities to join us each week: 9:30 and 11:00am. Programming is available for the whole family!… Read the rest

Posted June 27, 2013

Purple Heart Homes at Access Church

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 8.34.48 AMKick off your week of patriotic festivities by celebrating one of our nation’s returning heroes!

This Saturday evening, June 29, is the kick-off for the Purple Heart Homes / Designing Spaces project for Pvt. Jeff Taylor. Jeff was critically injured in an attack just outside the Baghdad Airport during the invasion of Iraq.

Today he suffers post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, left-leg nerve damage, and hearing loss. Purple Heart Homes and Bank of America are providing Jeff with a new home just a block away from our Losco Campus.

The brief kick-off ceremony will be held at Access Church at 7:00pm, with a color guard, the singing of the National Anthem, and a seven-minute video about PPH. The Designing Spaces producer and camera crew will be on site for the event.

We’d love it if y’all could be there to show our support for Jeff and all our returning heroes!… Read the rest

Posted June 26, 2013

Meet Josh Hough, Facilities Director!

Hough Family_2013If you haven’t met Josh and Jenni Hough yet, you’ve got to catch them in the halls at Access and say hello. Josh has been serving on Access staff since 2011 as our Facilities Director, and we’re so grateful for they way he takes care of our building and environments!

Josh and Jenni Hough moved to Jacksonville for Josh’s job soon after finishing college in late 2005, and they immediately began looking for a church. Josh had a friend who was involved in a small group that was planning to start a church, and Josh and Jenni started attending the small group. Through their small group, they were introduced to Andy Stanley and learned that the new church was going to be a North Point Ministries strategic partnership.

Josh and Jenni loved the people in their small group and really enjoyed Andy Stanley’s teaching. They decided to join in the effort to start Access Church. “We loved that Access was going to be a church for unchurched people,” Josh said.… Read the rest

Posted June 24, 2013