Introducing Lance Haney – college community group leader

A roommate tried for a year and a half to get Lance Haney to try church as an adult. An invitation to a cookout is what finally won him over. “There was nothing intimidating about going to a cookout,” Lance said. But that cookout led to friendships and a true desire to attend church. A few months after the initial visit, Lance gave his life to Christ.

photoIn the same way a flower will not grow without sunshine and water, a new Christ follower will struggle to grow without a community. We were never meant to “do life” alone. We need the encouragement and support of individuals walking the same path. Lance found community in a single-adult group, where he could safely ask questions without judgment.

Lance learned what it meant to serve within a church and began working with youth three years after choosing Christ. This environment is where he grew from the man who was hesitant to even try church, into the man that stood on the beach several years later, listening as God called him out of the corporate world and into full-time ministry.… Read the rest

Posted May 26, 2015

The Living Room (College-Age Environment)

Living Room | Logo - white backgroundHave you ever been on a boat in the middle of the lake on a beautiful sunny day? What has to happen before everyone dives in to enjoy the cool refreshing water? The boat MUST be anchored! Otherwise the boat will drift away and the relaxing swim will become a hard race to catch the wayward boat.

Unfortunately this happens in life too. Here at Access we’ve noticed a worldwide trend among high school graduates: Approximately 80% drop out of church during their college years! We know this is the time in your life when you need to grow and explore. But if you don’t anchor your life to something strong, you’ll drift. Our answer to this problem is to offer a safe, truthful, and fun anchor for our college-aged adults. It’s called The Living Room.

Join us for the kick-off of The Living Room on May 17, 12:00-2:00pm. We’ll have a FREE lunch and lawn games at Access Church.

Do I have to be an active college student to join?… Read the rest

Posted May 13, 2015