1300 State Route 125 Amelia, Ohio 45102

Our core Values & what We Believe

Transformation Through God's Word & Steadfast In Faith, Abundant In Love

Our Core Values

At Access Church, we don't just talk about our values; we live them every day. These principles guide our worship, our community, and our lives. They are the heartbeat of our church, and we invite you to explore them with us.  We see the beauty in every soul, understanding that each of us is on a unique journey with our own imperfections. Our ministries are built on Jesus' teachings of unconditional love and acceptance. Through fellowship and service, we nurture believers to grow as disciples, reflecting the boundless love of Christ in all we do.

Prayer – "We pray first."
"Never stop praying." – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)

Acceptance – "Welcome Home! You belong here."
For this is how God loved the world: "He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." – John 3:16 (NLT)

Compassionate Evangelism – "Lost people matter to us."
"For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost." – Luke 19:10 (NLT)

Teaching of God’s Word – "We teach to transform lives."
"Faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ." – Romans 10:17 (NLT)

Authentic Community – "We grow together in groups."
"They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity." – Acts 2:46-47 (NLT)

Generations – "All generations matter at Access Church."
"Lord, through all the generations you have been our home!" – Psalm 90:1 (NLT)

Leadership – "Every member is a minister here."
"There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all." – 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (NLT)

Generosity – "We live to give."
"Human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need." – Acts 17:25 (NLT)

Creative Arts & Innovation – "We create & innovate to glorify God."
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." – Genesis 1:1 (NLT)

Excellence – "Excellence matters to us, as it reflects our service to the Lord."
"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." – Philippians 4:8 (NLT)

What We Believe

While we utilize modern methods to share God's Word, our foundation is the unchanging truth of God's Word: Jesus offered Himself for our sins, providing a way to righteousness that cannot be bought or earned. Our church stands as a testament to the power of His grace, a place where imperfect souls find hope, redemption, and a Savior in Jesus Christ, who came not to condemn the world but that through him, the world could be saved.  

One Holy God
Eternally existent in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ
The virgin-born Son of God, crucified to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of all mankind. He arose from the dead, conquering sin, death, and the grave. Jesus will personally return to the earth in glory and take Christians to Heaven.

The Holy Bible
The inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God and the source of Christian belief and teaching.

Created in the image of God but fallen – lost and powerless to save himself.

Man’s Only Hope
To believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  

What We Celebrate
Water Baptism and Holy Communion celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Every service is a celebration of the hope we have in Christ.

Consistent with His ministry on earth, Jesus Christ offers healing for physical, relational, and emotional needs.

Holy Spirit
Indwells those who receive Christ and empowers believers to live righteous and holy lives. We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12), available to believers today.

A journey of becoming like Christ, displayed inwardly by joy and peace; outwardly by a life of integrity and service; and relationally by love and grace. Our lives are directed by God’s Word and the Holy Spirit's leading.

The Church
The Body of Christ, with Jesus as the head, includes believers transformed by Jesus' atonement and the Holy Spirit. Christians are called to pursue God’s mission with passion.

Baby Dedication
A ceremony committing to raise a child according to God's Word until he or she makes a personal decision (1 Samuel 1:11, Luke 2:22).

A sacrament for Jesus' followers to remember His work on the cross (Luke 22:19-20). Life Church extends an “open” Communion table to any follower of Christ.