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.  

Fall 2017 Learning Labs

Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis

  • Description:  The global refugee situation is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. What are the facts? What does the Bible say about refugees? How are Christians to respond? This workshop will walk us through the workbook A Better Country: Embracing the Refugees in Our Midst, by Cindy Wu (2017, WCL Library). A copy of the book is NOT necessary to attend the workshop, but copies will be available for $10 cash. All proceeds go to World Relief and Covenant World Relief.
  • Meeting date(s) and time(s):  Sunday, October 1 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Access Warehouse
  • Facilitated by:  Cindy Wu
  • Please RSVP Here: Sign Up


Pathways: A Guide to Growing in Your Life with God at Access

  • Description:  At Access, our purpose is to “live life with God in soul, community, and mission.”  This is our way of describing the amazing invitation to follow Jesus.  Come discover a richer understanding of what that means and some of the practical ways to walk with Jesus as an adult.  In this lab, theological reflection is combined with discussion, interactive activities and practical application.  This lab is highly encouraged for all mission partners, but open to all!
  • Meeting date(s) and time(s):  Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  
  • Location: Access Warehouse
  • Taught by: John Lin


Leaders Learn: Leading in the Face of Injustice 

  • Description:  In this age of troubling racial inequity and social injustice, our world desperately needs people who will press into the discomfort and lead courageously. But how do we do this and not end up jaded? How do we connect deeply with the reality of what is, but also the hope of what could be? Join us for a viewing and discussion of a Global Leadership Summit talk by Bryan Stevenson - activist, lawyer, and author of “Just Mercy” - and explore how each of us can learn to lead in the face of injustice.
  • Meeting date(s) and time(s):  Sunday, October 29  
  • Location: Access Warehouse
  • Taught by: Phoebe Wong


Spiritual Discernment Workshop

  • Description:  Decisions. A husband and wife have been praying about whether to purchase a home, but have reached different conclusions. An individual has a lucrative job offer in another state, but hates the idea of leaving the community she feels such a part of. How do we determine God’s will when making these kinds of decisions? Are there biblical principles that guide us forward? This workshop hosted by Leadership Transformations explores the topic of spiritual discernment. We will draw insights from the Bible and explore principles of discernment taught by Ignatius of Loyola. This workshop will include theological reflections, group activities, and practicing various spiritual disciplines together.
  • Meeting date(s) and time(s):  Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  
  • Location: Fuller Seminary, Houston Campus
  • Taught by: David Wu
  • Cost: $15
  • Workshop Sign-Up: Sign Up


    Enneagram Workshop 

    • Description:  The Enneagram is very helpful tool for self-knowledge and spiritual formation. It distinguishes the traits of one's true self (who we are created to be as bearers of Christ's image) from one's false self (who we want to be or want others to think we are). This workshop will include biblical/theological reflections, small group discussions, and interaction with your Enneagram profile.
    • Meeting date(s) and time(s):  Saturday, December 2 from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.  
    • Location: Fuller Seminary, Houston Campus 
    • Taught by: David Wu
    • Cost: $49 (includes cost of WEPSS Enneagram Assessment)
    • Workshop Sign-Up: Sign Up