As the holidays approach, many of us will open our doors to family and friends. Our homes will be clean, de-cluttered, and filled with inviting scents. These are intentional actions meant to communicate that we value our guests and have spent time and energy preparing for them. At the end of the day, we want our guests to know that they matter to us.
This is the heart we operate with at Access Church. We want our guests to know we have thought about them before they even enter the property. Since this requires a team effort, we needed a leader that embodies the essence of hospitality. It makes sense, then, that we welcome Stephanie Barrett to our Access staff as our Guest Experience Director.
Stephanie has been a part of Access Church since 2006, when it was a small group of people meeting in a home, dreaming about starting a church that unchurched people love to attend. She has been involved in many volunteer roles since she helped launch Access from student ministry to women’s groups and more.… Read the restPosted November 27, 2017
If you step into the UpStreet large-group environment on a Sunday morning, several things become evident: we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really loud, and Sundays should be fun. You will see the UpStreet Production Team working to leverage every minute they have to make truth memorable. In the middle of it all, you’ll find Hal Henry helping make it happen. Over the years the Henry family has been an integral part of UpStreet at Access Church, and we’re excited to welcome Hal to our Access staff as our UpStreet Production Director.
Invited to Access by neighbors in 2009, Hal and Hope Henry were drawn in by the music and practical teaching they heard. “I can’t tell you how many times I said to Hope that I felt like Andy was talking directly to me,” Hal said. “My kids asking me to take them to church was just icing on the cake. Not only were Justine and Joe having fun, the things they were learning were coming home with them.”
The Henrys wanted to be a part of making this happen for other families, so they began to volunteer at Access.… Read the restPosted November 15, 2017
Sunday was incredible!
We launched Be Rich, our annual campaign in which we join with our network of churches to unleash a wave a generosity in our own community and around the world.
Sunday we launched the Give part of Be Rich by collecting donations, 100% of which will go outside our walls to:
- Hurricane Irma Victims
- 6:8 Ministries in Costa Rica
- Foster Closet
If you missed your chance to give Sunday at Access, or if you’d like to give more, click here to give online. (Be sure to designate your gift for “Be Rich.”)
This Sunday, November 12, there’s no service at Access. Instead, we’re serving our community by helping with hurricane relief and cleanup 8:30am-noon. We’ll give you further instructions including where to meet this week via email. Sign up to join us on our Be Rich page.
Our UpStreet kids (K-5th grade) are learning all about Gratitude this month and are joining in on the fun of Be Rich.… Read the restPosted November 9, 2017