Teaching that forms soul, community, and mission


Access Learning Labs are our approach to Christian education.  Labs are designed as learning environments that engage great content with the many ways that people learn.  When this happens, information isn't simply downloaded from teacher to student; learning actually happens and people begin to grow as followers of Jesus.  We call them "labs" because labs are where you put theories to the test.  Where knowledge moves into practice.  Labs are hands-on and interactive.   


  • Great content combined with various teaching styles -  some learn by hearing a lecture, others learn by doing something active.  Labs will vary in format, but they'll engage various learning styles. 
  • Short-term - one day to one semester.  Labs are a great way to meet new people and journey with them around a specific topic for a period of time.  In other words, labs aren’t meant to replace plugging into a small group.   
  • Clear formational objectives - labs will emphasize wisdom, not just knowledge; responding to truth, not just hearing it.  Our labs will have a clear discipleship purpose in mind.  
  • Biblically and theologically anchored - even when we draw from sources outside of the Bible, learning labs are distinctively grounded in a Christian worldview, and will be taught from that lens.  

SUMMER 2017 Learning Labs

Access Pathways: Invitation to Soul, Community, & Mission

  • Description:  Soul, community and mission are at the heart of what we're trying to do at Access. In this learning lab, participants are guided into a deeper understanding of what following Jesus looks like in these three crucial areas. This learning lab is interactive, discussion-based, and communal. Highly encouraged for all mission partners but open to all!
  • Meeting date(s) and time(s):  Saturday, July 8 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Access Warehouse
  • Facilitated by:  John Lin
  • Leadership and Equipping Track


Men and Women in the Church: A Perspective Based on Partnership

  • Description:  What does the Bible have to say about the role of men and women in the church and home?  When it comes to this question, the church has largely taken two views: complementarianism and egalitarianism.  The latter view, which teaches that the Bible does not limit the leadership roles of women, will be the focus of this seminar.  Learn how a former complementarian became an egalitarian.    
  • Meeting date(s) and time(s):  Sunday, July 16 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.  
  • Location: Access Warehouse
  • Taught by: John Lin
  • Theological and Biblical Formation Track


Bible Say What?! Part 2: How to Study the Bible 

  • Description:  Have you ever wanted to know how to read?... the Bible? Scripture is the foundation of our faith, God's personal revelation of His character and will for us and the world. This learning lab will be a brief introduction to some very simple but effective methods to dive more deeply into God's word, along with time to put said methods into practice. Whether you've memorized the Bible cover to cover or you don't even know where Genesis is, this is a great opportunity for all to reinforce/build up your familiarity with scripture! 
  • Meeting date(s) and time(s):  Sunday, July 30 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM.  
  • Location: Sprouts Room. 
  • Taught by: Brandon Lau and Jason Chen
  • Theological and Biblical Formation Track