“This is the kind of church and kingdom I want to be a part of – a band of people who are messy, have addictions and shortcomings, make mistakes, get rejected, and are screwed up, but are so fully aware of the Master’s grace and love for them in spite of who they are or […]
Another GREAT day at Access Church today. I love our church. Here’s a brief recap: We continue to hear stories of lives being changed. That’s what it’s about! Last summer, we doubled in attendance. We’re on track to do that again. That never happens in churches during the summer. God is definitely up to something! […]
Apple announced the new iPhone 4 this week. I’ll be honest – I love it. They also announced a new feature – FaceTime. This new technology will allow iPhone 4 users to video chat with each other. AT&T predicted these new ideas 17 years ago, but I’m sure we all thought those commercials were […]
This morning in our staff meeting, I tossed out the question, “who are we identifying as our future leaders?” As a pastor, I feel that one of my main objectives is to help people find who they were created to be. This process can be painful, but is ultimately so helpful. Who around you was […]
I’ve had this unique sense that God is calling me, my family, and my church to the next level. Sometimes you can’t articulate the feeling – you just know it’s too strong to deny. To get there, I’m ready to start making some changes. I can never expect my church to go where I’m not […]
What a GREAT day at Access today! Here’s a brief recap. Our volunteer teams are AMAZING. Seriously, they make Access such a welcoming church. Even in the summer, we continue to grow each week. I love seeing so many new faces. This fall is going to be INSANE. Rippy and the band are SO SO […]
Having a new baby is such a reminder of God’s love for us. So humbling. So revealing. God, may I be as dependent on you as Gavin is to me.
A couple years ago, my wife and I felt God’s leading to start a church that reached young people. It’s been an amazing journey. We’ve had quite a bit of success, along with our fair share of failures. I’ve actually considered writing a book called “How not to start a church!” I’ll be writing about […]