Growth, accountability, belonging, and care happen in Community Groups . . . in circles, not rows. It’s easy to stumble away from faith when you are a nameless person sitting in a row on Sunday morning. But it’s almost impossible to stumble away, or to stay away, when you’re in community, doing life with a group of people. In this message, Rich reminds us that Jesus said stumbling blocks are inevitable. But pity those who fall and have no one to help them up. August 12, 2012
Have you ever had a Surprise Party thrown for you? Have you ever thrown one for someone else? Well, your Heavenly Father wants to throw one for you and you might just be surprised by the reason why! Rich Barrett. June 17, 2012.
Our vision was to create a church un-churched people loved to attend. Many are here because your kids dragged you. Our church is more about people being in circles rather than rows. God has allowed to become an influence here in Jacksonville. Rich Barrett takes time to recount the last five years in our history and celebrate some of the stories from along the way. March 4, 2012
Originally, “baptism” was not a religious concept. Yet over time, baptism has become an exclusively religious idea – one that even rouses deep emotion and controversy. 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, this message may be the nudge you need to finally go public. February 26, 2012.
There are a myriad of reasons why people choose to give to charitable organizations. They want to make a difference in othersâ€™ lives. They want to fix a set of problems or resolve an unfortunate situation. They appreciate the tax breaks that accompany charitable giving. While these are all valid and noble reasons to give, is there a different motivating factor for Christians? In other words, are Christians called to be fixers? Or followers? October 23, 2011
Each weekend, thousands of people put on their Sunday best and make their way to church. But what about the church itself? What is the church trying to accomplish? What does it mean for the church to put on its Sunday best? September 11, 2011
We are a part of one of the most exciting stories in the history of the human race. It’s a story that has been unfolding for thousands of years and a story that is unlikely in almost all of its details. It’s the story of Christianity and how it has spread from a small band of followers to a religious movement that has gone to the ends of the earth. It’s a story that is not yet over and a story in which we have been called to play a significant part. Rich Barrett presents how you can be a part of this story. May 1, 2011
Where are we headed as an organization? Whatâ€™s our plan to get there? Weâ€™re so excited to share with yâ€™all this Sunday about what God is doing in the lives of people through Access Church, and where weâ€™re headed in the months to come. Weâ€™re going to get there together. Not together like a club made up of people with common interests â€“ but together like a group of people with a common need. Rich Barrett gives us some direction and invites you to join in. April 10, 2011
There tends to be a lot of confusion surrounding baptism. And while the topic often evokes strong emotions, it is not a subject in which people have much to draw from, other than their own experience. For this reason Rich Barrett takes the time to explore what the Bible has to say about baptism and how this informs our understanding of this universal Christian practice. March 13, 2011.
Forever. Nothing lasts forever, right? Well, except maybe your legacy. Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Will any of this matter in a thousand years?” What if it did? Rich Barrett helps us move our focus from now to then with a one-week message, “Forever.” February 6, 2011