September 25 was our last Sunday at our Losco Campus, and it was also the Sunday we had the privilege of baptizing four people. Each journey is unique, and we’re so grateful that God allowed Access Church to be part of each story. Watch the videos below, and join us in celebrating these baptisms.
Our last Sunday at our Losco Campus was September 25, and it was an amazing day of celebrating all that God has done in that building. Check out this video, and celebrate with us!
We’ve officially relocated to our new Baymeadows location! Access Church is now meeting at 8133 Point Meadows Dr. (at The Church of Eleven22). Our services there are happening every Sunday at 4:00 & 6:15pm. All volunteers and their families are invited to enjoy dinner each week between services.
But that’s not all! We’re actively working on acquiring land in St. Johns so we can custom build a facility to which we’re proud to invite our neighbors. Make sure you’re at church October 30, as we’ll be sharing a lot more about this project.
About a year and a half ago, the elders and I gathered a group of real-estate professionals and began a conversation about purchasing the building we had been leasing on Losco Road. However, we encountered two obstacles: First, we couldn’t afford what the sellers wanted for the building. We were about one million dollars apart. Second, about 70% of our attenders were coming from St. Johns, and it was clear that St.… Read the restPosted October 20, 2016
When Mike and Lisa Carlton moved to Jacksonville from Atlanta a little over a year ago, they were excited to have found a great place to live and raise their kids – and all near the beach! While living in Atlanta, they had attended North Point Community Church, and when they learned there was a North Point partnership church in Jacksonville, they felt it was another piece falling into place for their move.
As exciting as it can be, change also means challenges. After the boxes were unpacked in Jacksonville and the initial excitement died down, the Carlton family felt the relational ripple effect of the move. The everyday reality of being far from long-time friends and being “new” to every community they encountered was difficult. Mike was adjusting to a new job, and the kids, then 8-year-old Katie and 3-year-old Charlie, were adjusting to a new neighborhood and school. Lisa had recently transitioned to being a stay-at-home mom, and though she was enjoying it, she missed not being a part of a work community.… Read the restPosted October 17, 2016
About a year and a half ago, the elders and I gathered a group of real-estate professionals and began a conversation about purchasing the Losco building we have been leasing. However, we encountered two obstacles: First, we couldn’t afford what the sellers wanted for the building. We were about one million dollars apart. Second, at the time, about 70% of our attenders were coming from St. Johns, and it was clear that St. Johns was about to once again experience explosive growth.
So that team, which by the way, was made up entirely of Duval residents, decided to pursue the possibility of a new location for Access Church in St. Johns. It just seemed like the best way for us to connect the most people to Jesus.
The trick is finding something that is more convenient for our St. Johns attenders without discouraging our Duval attenders from also inviting their neighbors. And, of course, there is also the cost factor.… Read the restPosted October 12, 2016