What I’ve Learned About Time Management Now That My Daughter Started School.

My little Kambell is growing up. She started Kindergarten this year and while that first day was definitely harder on my wife than me, it has still slapped me into a new reality. In the last week, I’ve had to … Continue reading


Who’s Left?

We’re doing an informal survey with planters who have launched their churches asking the question, Who from your core group or launch team is left? Now I realize that semantics can play a big role in this. For most, a … Continue reading

Church Finance

Reasons to Thank First Time Givers

Let’s just face it; talking about giving is often the elephant in the room for churches. Yet, we all know what the Bible says about giving. It needs to be encouraged as an act of worship and given that importance … Continue reading


Tips to start your next year budget planning

Well it’s June. Summer schedules are getting into full swing, a time for vacations, barbecues and VBS. As we mentioned last week in the article Preparing for the summer cash flow lull, now is the time to plan and budget … Continue reading

Church Management

Top Reasons to Accept Online Giving

LifeWay research revealed earlier this year that only 14% of U.S. Protestant churches offer online giving. That means that although 78% of churches have a Website, an even higher number–86%–of churches offer no method for online giving. It’s most commonly … Continue reading

Church Finance

Preparing for the Summer Cash Flow Lull

Let’s face it, summer is a tough time to do church. Historically, summer brings a lull in cash flow for churches. Children and Youth programs are in full daily swing as VBS, Camps and Trips send your staff and kids … Continue reading


Office/Business Manager

The Office Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency Required Skills – Comfortable and Proficient with Technology and business applications – Quickbooks Proficiency – Ability to design, develop … Continue reading

Church Finance

Gifts For Your Church Staff

With the holiday season approaching, we’re all getting into the giving spirit. This is definitely my favorite time of the year. What a great time to consider showing your staff members just how much you appreciate their work and dedication. … Continue reading


Tomorrow is Today

I have to make a confession, I am a Lazy, Procrastinator.  You need only look at the timing and consistency of this blog to see proof.  Like many people, I’ve learned that there are never enough hours in a day … Continue reading

Career Opportunities

Budget for Contingencies

After working with several churches recently I found an interesting trend that I wanted to share.  As we were preparing budgets for the upcoming year, we found that most of the churches initial draft contained most of the line items … Continue reading


IRS Announces New Mileage Reimbursement Rates

Since most people aren’t anxiously waiting news and updates from the IRS, you like many others may have missed the changes the IRS made to the mileage reimbursement rates for 2013. Starting January 1, the IRS has increased the rate … Continue reading


Our Offices Have Moved!

We’re happy to announce that our offices have officially moved to the Metro East! Axess Network now has our entire concept operating out of O’Fallon, Illinois, just across the river from St. Louis, MO.  We’re excited about the opportunities that … Continue reading


Send North America Conference 2012 Recap

I just got back from the Send North America Conference put on by the SBC’s North American Mission Board. It was a great time to meet with 2,000+ other church planters and partners from around the continent. I was amazed … Continue reading


There’s Freedom in Trust

I recently had a conversation with my business partner.  We were discussing the business and what the next steps might be for us as things progress. In the discussion, he mentioned to me that I needed to be careful that … Continue reading


Where Have We Been?

that’s a great question, things have been so busy for us over the past few months that we have neglected the blog. We still have several projects on the docket, but will be making a conscious effort to get the … Continue reading