It Matters! Sign Up to Serve!

Sunday we celebrated our amazing volunteers and all they do to create irresistible environments at Access Church.

ItMatters_smallFor the past several weeks, our staff has been praying that 50 new volunteers would join one of our Strategic Service Teams so we can be prepared for a great back-to-school season in August. This past Sunday, 78 people signed up to volunteer! God is preparing us for something big!

Maybe you’ve considered volunteering, but you just weren’t sure your small contribution could make a real difference. Jesus said, when it comes to his church, the world will believe when each part does its part. If we are one in purpose and mission, imagine how we can change our community, our nation, the entire world!

There’s still time to join these 78 new volunteers in jumping on a Strategic Service Team! There are all kinds of openings, and the roles range from weekly to monthly commitments. Some provide opportunities to serve on the weekend, and others are for those who’d rather serve during the week.… Read the rest

Posted March 31, 2015

Volunteer Celebration

The NCAA basketball games are in full swing. Occasionally we watch a player sustain an injury and subsequently leave the court. imagesThere is an immediate consequence for the team. Their flow is interrupted and other teammates are required to compensate. We all know that the team works better when all of the members are able to work together.

Volunteering and serving at Access work the same way. We’re able to be more effective when we’re all working together. We accomplish more for Christ, and we enjoy the camaraderie of serving together.

At Access we’re so grateful for the sacrifice and service of each team member. To celebrate our Strategic Service teams, we’d like to invite everyone to our Volunteer Celebration Sunday, March 29! Rich and Andy will present “Onebelievable,” and we’ll have a special gift for each volunteer. Then, we’d love to have EVERYONE stay after the 10:30am service for a cookout and bounce houses. Bring a chair and your appetite, and join us in extending our appreciation for our volunteers!… Read the rest

Posted March 27, 2015

Welcome Aaron Ellinger, Group Life Director

Aaron Ellinger is someone you’ll see often around Access Church. The native Midwesterner made Jacksonville his home five years ago when a job relocation helped him claim sunny Florida as his home. Aaron and kidsAaron is a single dad to three children, ages 17, 14, and 12. Aaron admits that his children played a large part in finding a church home. He said, “We visited several churches in Jacksonville. What set Access apart were the atmosphere and the opportunity for volunteering.” At the time, Aaron didn’t know much about North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. He didn’t know that Access was a strategic partner of North Point with a heartbeat to connect with the un-churched. He just knew that he loved the music, the messages, and the overall comfort of the church.

Aaron believes Access Church takes a great approach to volunteerism. “The point is to plug into an area that you enjoy,” he said. For Aaron, the perfect fit was working with children.… Read the rest

Posted March 23, 2015


Does your calendar reflect scheduled date nights with your spouse? In the chaos of life, connecting with your husband or wife can easily take a backseat. Sometimes we assume that being in close proximity constitutes connection. This is not entirely true. ML-Couch-300x187Connection requires intentionally pulling away from distractions and focusing on your spouse.

MarriedLife is the perfect opportunity for a fun date-night experience packed with practical content! Couples will leave empowered and encouraged.

The next MarriedLife is happening Friday, March 27, at 7:30pm. We encourage you to register today and add this amazing event to your calendar. Sign up soon so you can have the added anticipation of a night out with your other half!

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Posted March 20, 2015

Thank you, Doug & Janie!

Hurley-7Doug and Janie Hurley have been an integral part of Access Church since 2009 and part of our staff since 2010. Doug’s contributions have been invaluable, and his influence has extended far beyond his roles as Waumba Land Director and later, Group Life Director.

Doug and Janie have felt led to pursue full-time ministry. While at Access, Doug completed his seminary degree and became a licensed pastor. On April 1, Doug will begin full-time ministry at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. He will be taking the role of Director of Life Lessons Over Lunch, part of the Group Life division at North Point.

Sadly, Doug’s last day at Access will be March 31. Please join us in showing our appreciation for Doug and Janie, and praying for them and their three children, Annabelle, Vivian, and Beau, as they transition to Atlanta. Everyone on staff and at Access have come to love and enjoy the Hurleys. We are so grateful God loaned them to us for a season!… Read the rest

Posted March 12, 2015