Access2019 Excursions

Northwest Ohio is a favorite vacation location for folks from the Midwest with nearby Port Clinton and Cedar Point. We are pleased to offer the following pre and post-Access2017 excursion options.

Purchase your tickets in the registration center.


Access2019 Host Homes

Families attending Auburn Grace Church have made rooms available to Access2019 attendees.  In order to maintain privacy we are not listing contact information online.  However, if you find a home that looks interesting, email sharmion@charisfellowship.us and Sharmion will give you contact information.


Home #101 - This house is no longer available.

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? - Yes
  • How many guests can you host? - Up to 8 (2 per bed)
  • My home is best for: Families, Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 3
  • How many beds are available? 3 queens, 1 double
  • How many bathrooms are available? 3
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? Bedroom 1 = 1 queen; Bedroom 2 = 1 queen; Bedroom 3 = 1 queen & 1 double
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: Bedrooms in our home.  2 bedrooms upstairs have an adjoining full bath; 3rd bedroom downstairs has it's own full bath.
  • Other details to note: Main living space upstairs; downstairs bedroom, laundry.  Generally, we have our son's dog over the summer; unknown at this time if the dog will be in our home.  Otherwise no pets.  We live in Meadow Vista (not Auburn)
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking, We live on Lake Combie
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 10 miles
  • Cost per night? 0$

Home #102 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? - Yes
  • How many guests can you host? - 6
  • My home is best for: Families, Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 4
  • How many beds are available? 2 kings and 1 queen
  • How many bathrooms are available? 2
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? bedroom 1-king, bedroom 2-queen, jr master bedroom-king 
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: bedroom wing attached to the house; separate entrance available through Jr. Master bedroom if needed.
  • Other details to note: 1 story, no stairs.  we do have 2 dogs but they wouldn't have access to that side of the house.  We are on 5 acres fenced and gated just a mile from the church!
    Flat property with plenty of parking.
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Breakfast (Not Required), Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 1.4 miles
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #103 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 5
  • My home is best for: Families, Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 4
  • How many beds are available? 2 queens, 1 full and 2 twin
  • How many bathrooms are available? 2
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? bedroom 1 = 1 queen, bedroom 2 = 1 full, bedroom 3 = 1 queen, bedroom 4 = 2 twin
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: Bedrooms
  • Other details to note: 1 happy black lab
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Pool, Parking
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 3 miles
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #104 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 5-8 (Depending on if they share beds)
  • My home is best for: Families, Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 3
  • How many beds are available? 1 Queen; 2 Full; 1 Bunk w/2 Twins
  • How many bathrooms are available? 2
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? Bedroom 1= 1 Queen w/attached bath (private)
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: All 3 rooms are upstairs in our home. Living Room and Kitchen would be accessible to guests but shared with us.
  • Other details to note:  Only available for teenagers and older as we have an open pond on our property. (No small children) We also have one dog (Jack Russell) 
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking, TV/Kitchen/Washer/Fridge Shared in Main house
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 4.5 miles
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #105 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 4-5
  • My home is best for Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 2
  • How many beds are available? 1 queen
  • How many bathrooms are available? 1
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? 1 bed (travel trailer)
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: Travel Trailer: hook ups, TV, breakfast area, AC, shower, 28' Trailer
  • Other details to note: We can assist with transportation if necessary
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchennette, Refrigerator, Parking, outdoor space
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 15 miles
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #106 - This home is not longer available.

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 4-5
  • My home is best for: Families, Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 2
  • How many beds are available? 2 Queens 1 Couch (if necessary)
  • How many bathrooms are available? 2
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? Bedroom 1=1 Queen
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, access to kitchen, living room, pool, and hot tub if desired. 
  • Other details to note: We have a small dog (Maltese) and several steps (10) to climb to come into the house.
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Pool, Parking, Hot Tub, Gas Grill, TV in Living Room
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 3 miles
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #107 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 3-6
  • My home is best for: Families, Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 3
  • How many beds are available? 3 Queen
  • How many bathrooms are available? 4
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? 3 Bedrooms all have one Queen, 3rd Bedroom is a Casita (separate entrance off patio)
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: 2 Bedrooms (with private bathrooms) are in the main house.  The third is self-contained casita off the patio.  Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, living room, etc. 
  • Other details to note: One Story (No stairs) No pets/smoking.  Also have a port-a-crib, changing table, and high chair for babies. 
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking, TV in Living Room
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 5 miles
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #108 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 5
  • My home is best for: Families
  • How many bedrooms are available? 2
  • How many beds are available? 1 queen 1 double 1 twin
  • How many bathrooms are available? 1
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? Queen in master, double and twin in the second bedroom
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: 1200 sq. feet, the upstairs. We live downstairs. Pictures online at Airbnb Hummingbird Lodge
  • Other details to note: 2 cats and 1 small dog. 8 steps up to front door.
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Breakfast (Not Required), Refrigerator, Parking, Coffeemaker, evaporative cooler
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 17 miles
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #109 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 6
  • My home is best for: Families, Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 3
  • How many beds are available? 3 Queens
  • How many bathrooms are available? 2
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? 1 queen in each room, we also have a sleeper for baby
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: bedrooms in our home
  • Other details to note: we have two dogs, stairs
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Breakfast (Not Required), Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Pool, Parking
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 10 min
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #110 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 2 bedrooms on the main floor, 1 bedroom downstairs
  • My home is best for Couples, SIngles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 3
  • How many beds are available? 1 queen and 2 double
  • How many bathrooms are available? 2
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? up to 3 bedrooms
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: bedrooms in our home
  • Other details to note: Meadow Vista, 10 miles from the church, 2 friendly dogs, 2 floors
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking, pool table
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 10 miles
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #111 - This home is no longer available.

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 2
  • My home is best for Couples, SIngles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 1
  • How many beds are available? 1 Queen
  • How many bathrooms are available? 1
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? 1 Bedroom
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: 1 bedroom with full adjacent bathroom and 1 queen bed. Single Level Home
  • Other details to note: 1 small dog
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Breakfast (Not Required), Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking, TV in Living Room
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 2.5 Miles
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #112  - This home is no longer available.

Home #113 - This home is no longer available.

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 4
  • My home is best for: Families, Couples, SIngles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 2
  • How many beds are available? 3: total = 2 twin trundle bed in one bedroom, queen size bed in another bedroom
  • How many bathrooms are available? 2
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? Bedroom 1 = 2 twin trundle beds; Bedroom 2 = 1 queen bed
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: 2 bedrooms in our home available
  • Other details to note: Have a Silky Terrier (friendly), all bedrooms on main floor; home located in South Auburn in Canyon Rim Estates overlooking American River (great hiking area), minutes from Old Town Auburn, 7 miles from church, 40 minutes from Sacramento Airport, 1 1/2 hrs from Tahoe City...
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Breakfast (Not Required), Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking, Movie Is Theater in the home (downstairs)
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 7 miles
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #114 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 4-6
  • My home is best for: Families, Couples, SIngles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 2
  • How many beds are available? 1 full, 2 twin
  • How many bathrooms are available? 1
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? One bedroom with a full-size bed, one den with two twins (hide a bed type) a third room is available if you wanted to use our queen size air mattress 
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: This would be three bedrooms in our home.
  • Other details to note: We are located across the street from a small park and less than a mile from the church. We do have a small dog. There are no stairs. Back yard has a barbeque and a firepit. If you’re interested we can provide breakfast. We can also send pictures of the rooms if that helps. 
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Breakfast (Not Required), Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: less than a mile
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #115 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 6-8
  • My home is best for: Families, Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 3
  • How many beds are available? 1 Queen, 1 double, 1 queen air mattress, 1 cot, reclining loveseat that makes into two reclining chairs/beds
  • How many bathrooms are available? 3
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? One bedroom has a Queen bed
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: All bedrooms are in our home. Queen and double beds are upstairs next to a full bath with double sinks and a tub. The queen size bedroom has a TV. Both rooms have ceiling fans. Both rooms have views out to a beautiful wooded area. There is a circular staircase leading you upstairs.
    Our downstairs room is extremely large and has a loveseat that makes into two reclining chairs/beds. We can add a comfortable queen air-mattress and there's still room for the cot. This room has a full bath with a large walk-in shower, TV and ceiling fan. It also has two screen doors that can be used as private entrances. There are a wet bar sink and small refrigerator as well. There is a locked gun cabinet in this room which can be discussed.
    You're also welcome to come out to our main portion of the house, our family room, kitchen area, and dining room. This is God's home!
  • Other details to note: We are on 10 beautiful wooded acres with a third of an acre pond. The pond is clean enough so you can swim, float and potentially catch and release fish. Our house sits on a hillside so our driveway is circular with a slight incline. Parking is ample at the top of the hill as well as down by the barn. We have 5 dwarf goats, a barn cat, and two Labrador dogs. The dogs are indoor and outdoor animals. We usually hear and see lots of wildlife, turkeys, ducks, geese, quail sometimes a fox. We usually hear an owl and frogs at night. Because we're in the country we can clearly see the stars, the big and little dipper.
    We are two miles from the small City of Newcastle, two and a half miles from highway I-80 and six miles from the city of Auburn. 
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking, 1/3 acre pond 10 acres gated, fenced in wooded area
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 10 miles 15-20 minutes at most
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #116 -

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 2
  • My home is best for: Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 1
  • How many beds are available? 1 Queen
  • How many bathrooms are available? 1
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? Guest bedroom with 1 Queen bed
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: Guest bedroom inside the house
  • Other details to note: Bathroom is shared with our three children
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, WiFi, Breakfast (Not Required), Parking
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 15 minutes
  • Cost per night? $0

Home #117 - This home is nolonger available.

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 2
  • My home is best for: Couples
  • How many bedrooms are available? 1
  • How many beds are available? 1
  • How many bathrooms are available? 1
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? 1 Queen
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: Guest room in the house
  • Other details to note: 1 house cat, rural setting
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchenette, Breakfast (Not Required), Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Pool, Parking
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 9 miles
  • Cost per night? $0

 

Home #118 - 

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 
  • My home is best for:  
    Families, Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 3
  • How many beds are available? 3
  • How many bathrooms are available? 2
  • What are the sleeping arrangements? 3 Bedrooms
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: Guest room in the house
  • Other details to note: 
  • Amenities available:  A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchennette, Breakfast (Not Required), Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 20 Minutes
  • Cost per night? $0

 

 Home #119 - 

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 2-4
  • My home is best for: Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 1
  • How many beds are available? Double & Queen Size Air Mattress
  • How many bathrooms are available? 1
  • What are the sleeping arrangements?  
    1 bedroom with 1 double bed + air mattress for the living room
  • Please describe the space available for your guests: 1 Bedroom in our house
  • Other details to note:  We have two cats, but we can keep them out of the house in needed. 
  • Amenities available: A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchennette, Breakfast (Not Required), Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Parking, hot tub, dinner if desired
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 1.1 Mile
  • Cost per night? $0

 

 Home #120 - 

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 5
  • My home is best for:  Families, Couples, Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 3
  • How many beds are available?  queen, full and a twin
  • How many bathrooms are available? 2
  • What are the sleeping arrangements?  guest bedroom = 1 queen, guest bedroom = full bed, guest bedroom = twin 
  • Please describe the space available for your guests:  one bedroom upstairs w/bath and two bedrooms downstairs w/bath
  • Other details to note:  no pets, 13 stairs into the main floor, 13 stairs down to the 2 bedrooms
  • Amenities available:  A/C, Towels, Bed linens, TV, WiFi, Kitchen/Kitchennette, Breakfast (Not Required), Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Pool, Parking, relaxing sauna
  • Distance from Auburn Grace: 7.4 Miles
  • Cost per night? $0

 

 Home #121 - 

  • Is your home available July 22-26, 2019? Yes
  • How many guests can you host? 4
  • My home is best for:  Couples & Singles
  • How many bedrooms are available? 2
  • How many beds are available?  1 King and 1 Queen
  • How many bathrooms are available? 2
  • What are the sleeping arrangements?   
    bedroom 1= cal king bed with en suite bathroom and separate entrance bedroom 2= queen bed, hall bath
  • Please describe the space available for your guests:   
    2 bedrooms part of main house. I bedroom has it's own entrance
  • Other details to note:  
    Secluded 3 acres with a view of the NID canal- Not suitable for children. The yard has exterior and interior stairs. Steep driveway. We have a friendly 4 year old Golden Retriever.  
  • Amenities available:  
    A/C, Towels, Bed linens, WiFi, Washer/Dryer, Parking, Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. We usually use the whole house fan to cool the house at night unless it's too warm outside
    Distance from Auburn Grace:  18 minutes, 10.6 miles
  • Cost per night?  
    No monetary cost- maybe a bit of conversation though :)
     

 

 


Cohort Facitator Training

We are pleased to provide these training resources for our Access2019 cohort facilitators.

Access2019 Facilitator Training Video #1 from Charis Fellowship on Vimeo.

Access2019 Facilitator Training Video #2 from Charis Fellowship on Vimeo.


How to Facilitate a Successful Training Session

We will be asking folks signed up for cohorts to submit their questions and needs in advance.

You can see those question HERE


Access2019 Meals

Meals are sponsored by National and Cooperating Ministries of the FGBC.

Tickets are required. Purchase your tickets in the registration center.

Breakfast on Tuesday with Grace College and Seminary

A new seminary model revolutionizing theological education. A new seminary dean. Growing undergraduate programs in ministry both on campus and in Akron, Ohio. The largest completed fundraising campaign in Grace's history. And yet, the same mission since 1937. Join us as we reflect on our legacy and envision our future at Grace College & Theological Seminary.

$10.00

Lunch on Tuesday with Encompass World Partners

Encompass - You’re invited to join Encompass World Partners for "Taco Tuesday" lunch as we celebrate God’s work around the globe.

$12.00

Pastors and Wives Dinner on Tuesday (Price per couple)

We want to encourage and honor our pastors and their wives and to make sure we accomplish that goal, we’ve asked some wives to help us plan a special evening. Ticket prices have been reduced for our members and their wives as a way to thank you for all you do. If you purchase this ticket you do not need to purchase an additional ticket for your wife.

$25.00

Pastors Dinner on Tuesday (Price per person)

We want to encourage and honor our pastors and their wives and to make sure we accomplish that goal, we’ve asked some wives to help us plan a special evening. Ticket prices have been reduced for our members as a way to thank you for all you do.

$15.00

Breakfast on Wednesday with Grace Connect

This may be the most important breakfast you attend all week! Learn how you can stay connected with other pastors, leaders, and churches in the Charis Fellowship through the platforms of GraceConnect and the Brethren Missionary Herald Company. Enjoy yummy food and sweet fellowship while getting the latest scoop on GraceConnect and BMH Books!

$10.00

Church Planting Luncheon on Wednesday

Let's celebrate the mosaic of church planting happening in the Charis Fellowship.

$12.00

Dinner on Wednesday with Grace Brethren Investment Foundation and our Military Chaplains

Please join us for dinner on Wednesday to celebrate all that God is doing through Grace Brethren Investment Foundation and the Eagle Commission. Ken Seyfert (CEO) and his Executive Team will briefly share the past year’s results of the foundation. Following, Dr. Mark Penfold (Chaplain Endorsing Agent for Charis) and his wife, Robin, will lead ceremonies for the Chaplains Appreciation Dinner.

$15.00

Breakfast on Thursday with CE National

Join us for breakfast to hear and see reports of how God has been working through ministries like the Urban Hope Training Center—in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles, Momentum Youth Conference, Operation Barnabas, City Life and more. There will also be a time during this breakfast for the annual CE National Corporation Meeting. You won’t want to miss out! (limited quantity subsidized tickets are available).

$10.00

Lunch on Thursday for Charis Fellowship

This is the annual meeting of the Charis Fellowship (aka: Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, Inc). Delegates of member churches are encouraged to attend. All are welcome to attend. Delegates without tickets can attend the meeting 15 minutes after the meal begins.

$10.00


Access2019 Main Session Speakers

Phil Sparling

Phil is Senior Pastor at Grace Community Church, Auburn Calif. This church was launched by three families (one of which was Phil's parents) and now welcome 700 people to worship each Sunday. Phil and Ruth have four young-adult children.


Access2019 Main Session Live Streams

Tuesday Morning at 9:30 with Mike Yoder

Tuesday Evening at 7:00 with Jeff Bogue

Wednesday Evening at 7:00 with Nick Cleveland

Thursday Evening at 7:00 with Scott Feather


Access2019 Grace Kids Schedule


"Hay Day" is our theme for Access 2018 Childcare - so parents, register your child today and send them in a plaid shirt to join in the fun! Kids will be up to their elbows in farmin' fun as they explore one simple Bible truth: Jesus will always love us.

What should my child wear?

What should my child bring?

What types of snacks will you serve?

How will my child's food allergies be handled?

How do I pick up my child?

Cheryl Byers is the Childcare Director of Access 2018 this year. She is the Children’s Ministry Director at Marysville Grace in Marysville, Ohio. She's had 25 years of experience in Children's Ministry and has been the Children's Director for 8 years. She loves seeing kids worship God and organizing various events.

Charlotte Byers is the Assistant Director of Access 2018 this year. She is a recent college graduate with a major in Elementary Education and is a Children’s Ministry Intern at Marysville Grace. She enjoys building relationships with kids and serving in the Nursery when she can.

We are family...
WITH ACCESS!