Why Outsource?

Traditionally, churches have operated under the assumption that everything had to be done in house. Whether that was relying on volunteers, or hiring people to keep the ministry functioning. There was a time where keeping things in house was effective, but now businesses are finding value in outsourcing work to be done. In fact, an… Continue reading Why Outsource?

Will we lose control of our finances?

Actually, NO. In fact, we have heard from many of our church partners that they feel more control over their finances by using our team. By consistently matching your transactions and reconciling your accounts, we can provide you an accurate, detailed picture of your church’s financial situation. This information gives you the insight necessary to… Continue reading Will we lose control of our finances?

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 and implement efficient operational systems Job Responsibilities – Maintain the business records for the company… Continue reading Office/Business Manager

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. But what about those gifts and what are the tax implications of gifts to employees.… Continue reading Gifts For Your Church Staff

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 and there is a consistent struggle between work, home, family, etc. One thing I realized… Continue reading Tomorrow is Today

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 from the previous year with an adjustment for the upcoming year. While this is exactly… Continue reading Budget for Contingencies

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 of reimbursement by $0.01 for mileage driven for church-related business purposes.  Being aware of this… Continue reading IRS Announces New Mileage Reimbursement Rates

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 this creates for us being closer to a larger metropolitan area. For Your Records –… Continue reading Our Offices Have Moved!

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 at the excitement and momentum that seemed to be present. Here are just a few… Continue reading Send North America Conference 2012 Recap

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 I guard myself so that when I attend my church, I am a worshiper and… Continue reading There’s Freedom in Trust