Kurt and Shannon Valentine both grew up in a relationship with Jesus Christ, but as their lives became increasingly hectic with demanding careers and young children, they found themselves drifting away from their faith.  “We were trying to carry our heavy loads all alone,” they explain. “Over time, this left us feeling depleted and void…

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Kate and Rob Andrews and their son, Jake, started attending Access in October 2017 when a friend invited them. The Andrews had recently moved back to the Jacksonville area because of Rob’s job. Jake was about to start high school when they moved, and they wanted to find a church where they could meet people…

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Elizabeth Hall attended church with her grandparents as she grew up, and she committed her life to Christ at a church camp when she was 12. Similarly, Rick Hall went to church with friends while growing up, putting his faith in Jesus at the age of 11, but neither went to church once they moved…

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Kyal and Shana Rector are familiar with the task of finding a church in a new area. They have been through the process before. Their military background has moved them all over the United States. But a career change placed them in the St. Johns area, and they found themselves once again looking for a church.

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Did you have a positive influence in your life as a teenager? Perhaps someone came into your life at a crucial time and made an investment in you, the dividends of which you still feel today. At Access we talk a lot about all the ways God uses these kinds of pivotal relationships to help us on…

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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…

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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…

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We’re so excited to welcome Sarah Peckham to our Access Church staff as our new Waumba Land Director. Waumba Land is our environment for preschoolers. Our mission in Waumba Land is “to make a first impression of the heavenly Father in such a way that it makes a lasting impression on the heart of a child.”…

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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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