These are the echoes of a nation figuring out freedom. From the beginning, the need for and the inalienable right to freedom have shaped our nation’s path.
Freedom can have a high price and a darker side, but maybe the balance is in God’s Word.
Join us Sunday for this message by Andy Stanley. We’ll see you there!… Read the restPosted June 26, 2012
Your Heavenly Father wants to throw one for you, and you might be surprised by the reason why!
Join us Sunday, June 10, for the kick off of this three-part series with Clay Scroggins, Rich Barrett, and Joel Thomas. We’ll see you there!… Read the restPosted June 5, 2012
Guardrails: a system designed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas. They’re everywhere, but they don’t really get much attention until somebody hits one. And then, more often than not, they’re a lifesaver.
Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in other areas of your life? Your friendships? Your finances? Your marriage?
Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails.
In this six-part series, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails.
Join us this Sunday, April 29, for the kickoff of “Guardrails.” We’ll see you at Access Church!… Read the restPosted April 23, 2012
But this war is different. It’s not a war between nations, countries, or political parties. No, this war is personal. The battlefield is located inside of you. It’s a struggle that’s been taking place for centuries that, sadly, many of us lose.
Join us at Access Church for “The Thin Line” by John Woodall. We’ll see you Sunday!… Read the restPosted April 10, 2012
The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event in human history, and yet it may surprise you that it has nothing to do with religion.
The message of Jesus was fueled by a radical new ethic of love. This radical love that Jesus offers is available to us and through us. But, do we truly know it and live it?
April 1 and 8, join us for an Easter series, “Radical Love,” with Andy Stanley. We’ll see you there!… Read the restPosted March 26, 2012
Did you ever run away from home? Maybe you got to the end of the block before turning around and going back. It all seems silly in retrospect, but at the time you had plans. You’d show ‘em what was what.
But your plans always fell apart, didn’t they? You were so focused on what you were running from, not what you were running to, that you found yourself faced with the question, “Now what?” You had to raise the white flag and give up.
In this three-part series, Andy Stanley will walk us through the story of one of the world’s most famous runners—Jonah. From trying to outrun God to wrestling with grace and discipline, we’ll explore the lessons we can all learn when it comes to surrendering.
We’ll see you Sunday!… Read the restPosted March 5, 2012
In this message Andy Stanley unpacks baptism, from its birth with John the Baptist to its modern equivalent. If you are a follower of Christ and baptism is still on your “to-do” list, don’t miss this important message.
We’ll see you Sunday!… Read the restPosted February 21, 2012
Success at Access Church is defined by how many of us move from large environments into Community Groups. Community Groups are small groups of six married couples or eight individuals of the same gender.
The Community Group is the best place for sustained life change to occur. In Community Groups, we study God’s Word together and discuss the issues and challenges of life.
We pray together, we care for one another, and we’re missed if we don’t show up.
GroupLink is the way we help people get into Community Groups. It’s coming up Sunday, January 29, at 4:30pm, at Access Church (4911 Losco Rd.).
Can’t make it to GroupLink? The success of GroupLink depends on everyone’s participation. The best groups start strong when everyone is present at GroupLink.
We are so grateful to God for all who prayed, gave, served, and invited. Our launch in our new building was amazing!
If you weren’t there, be sure to check it out this Sunday at 4911 Losco Rd. Two opportunities to join us: 9:30 and 11:00am. We’ll see you there!
Shake any family tree, and you never know what kind of people might fall out. Let’s face it—we all have an uncle or a cousin we whisper about behind closed doors. We all have a relative or two we try to avoid at family gatherings. No surprise there.
But here’s something you may not know. Jesus had a few shady characters in his family as well. Actually, he had some relatives that make your most wayward cousin look like a saint.
In An Unexpected Christmas, Andy Stanley introduces us to a few of these colorful characters and the role they play in the Christmas story. Don’t miss this five part series kicking off November 27 at Access Church! We’ll see you there!… Read the restPosted November 21, 2011
In this series, Jeff Henderson offers a perspective on work that could forever change your experience on the job. He also offers a paradigm-changing perspective on what God might be up to behind the scenes of our current economic downturn.
Don’t miss this message series, “@Work,” beginning November 6 at Access Church.… Read the restPosted October 31, 2011
Celebrate! To date, 55 families and singles have pledged $145,000 to the new campus! This is great news! There are a few more families that we expect we will still hear from, but at an average pledge of $2,589 per family, we’re overwhelmed! We’re excited for our church and also for what people will learn in their faith through this kind of generosity.
Demolition! About 15 people spent Saturday and Sunday tearing down walls, removing carpet, and carrying a ton of furniture here and there. The interior of Losco is pretty much unrecognizable right now. Huge progress. Even cooler are the stories of who is doing the work. Really fun to see people otherwise disconnected from Access putting in lots of time. Anybody know Ben and Cindy Moore? He’s been totally disconnected from church. Doesn’t come to church with Cindy. But this weekend he probably logged 15 hours at the new campus. Unreal!
Kelli Richards was invited to Access Church in August 2007 by her friend, James David Carter, who was leading worship there. “I fell in love with the church that first day,” Kelli said. “I felt like I had gone to every church in town, but never found one that was a good fit for me. There was something different about Access. I could tell they were going to do cool things in Jacksonville, and I wanted to be a part of that.”
Kelli, who had recently graduated from the University of North Florida, quickly got involved at Access. She worked with 1-year-olds and 4-year-olds before she was asked to lead and encourage the adult UpStreet volunteers as an UpStreet coach. “I was excited to be involved with UpStreet,” she said. “Until that point, everyone I knew at the church was a toddler. It opened up the doors and let me meet a lot more people.”
After coaching for a year, Kelli accepted a part-time role on staff as the director of small groups for UpStreet.… Read the restPosted October 3, 2011