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Changing the World With Be Rich

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. Give Sunday we launched the Give part of Be Rich by collecting donations, 100% of which will go outside our walls to:…

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Andy Stanley is coming to join us for a day!

How would you like to spend a day with Andy Stanley, learning what he is most passionate about? Deep & Wide is a one-day conference with Andy, and it’s right down the road in Orlando! All Access volunteers are invited to join us November 9, so we can learn together how to make Access even…

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UpStreet on the Move: Camp95

Take 10 teenagers, 3 college students, 75 kids, and 4 host homes all over town. Add UpStreet-style storytelling about God’s love, great music, and lots of water fun. Mix it together, and you have an amazing week of summer called Camp95. The goal of Camp 95 was to bring “all the fun of UpStreet to…

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Access globalX goes to Costa Rica!

Costa Rica, with its coastline, mountains, and rainforest, is a beautiful place to spend your time. What about spending your sweat, your work, and your heart there as well? July 4 a group of 15 Access Church adults and teenagers returned from a week-long globalX trip to Costa Rica, where they did just that. Why go to the trouble? Why…

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Volunteers: Deep & Wide Tour

One-day Conference for Access Volunteers Thursday, November 9 Orlando All Access volunteers are invited to join us November 9 for Deep & Wide, a one-day conference with Andy Stanley. Deep & Wide is designed to help church leaders turn up the irresistible in their programming and community presence. Andy will share what he’s learned in the past 25 years…

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The Hamilton Family – Changing Expectations

Angie and Shane Hamilton thought they knew church. They both grew up attending church and had tried various churches off and on as adults. “It was boring, and I felt I had to change my life to be a part of it,” Shane said. “It just seemed easier not to go.” Angie’s disenchantment began as…

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The Kircherts: Invest and Invite

Access is committed to being a church that’s easy to invite people to. “Invest and invite” is shorthand for our desire for the people in our lives to experience what has impacted us. Yet as easy as we try to make it, inviting remains a very personal thing. What makes Access people so passionate about inviting?…

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Introducing Zach Mengel

We’re excited that 19-year-old Zach Mengel has joined our Access Church staff. When he came on board this past summer, he jumped into helping with Waumba Land (preschool), UpStreet (elementary), and InsideOut (high school) and assisting Lead Pastor Rich Barrett. Zach was invited by a friend to visit Access, and he attended for the first…

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The Grass Family: Excited About the Ride 

“Fun and laid back” describes the Grass family perfectly, so it’s no surprise these are things they would look for in a church. Because of where they were in their faith journey, they knew they also needed “open-minded and practical.” “Dave and I both had been away from church for so long and had questions about our faith,”…

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