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If you are like most ministry leaders, both in the church and the para-church, you have landed at our website for a reason.

You have a desire to start a church or ministry related nonprofit and are doing your due diligence (if this is you, good job!)

You find yourself in leadership and are looking for partnering resources.

As a leader, you want to grow your organization and be efficient doing so.

Your organization operates on limited resources, but you know you need to make changes.

Do any of these resonate? Then ACN was made just for you.



ACN President

As a ministry leader, both as an Executive Pastor and a para-church nonprofit executive, I became acutely aware of real problems in the ministry space.

Let's be honest. Churches and para-churches do not trust each other

Ministry nonprofits are often hamstrung in their efforts due to lack of integrated resources that help them manage their organizations

Small organizations are financially unable to afford quality resources that practically meet their operational needs.

We started ACN for these very specific reasons. We believe in high-trust ministry partnerships between the local church and para-church. It can work!

Spend less on administration. Spend more on mission.

How It Works

ACN is a nationwide membership association made up of like-minded churches and para-churches. We chose a membership structure because we also know there needs to be buy-in from those who find our services of value and want to grow in relationship.

Accordingly, our services are divided based on this structure.  This means some of our solutions and partner services are free, and some of them require membership.

Regardless, we guide you through the process and create a consultative approach that presents options based on your need, culture, budget, and integration options.

Please consider joining ACN. For as low $175 per year ($14.58 per month) you can be part of a network of ministries devoted to working together to reach our communities with tangible expressions of the Gospel.


Chris Whitaker

Siloam Springs, AR

“One of our core values at Overdrive.Church is that we are all about the Capital “C” church because we believe that we can do infinitely more together than we ever could apart. Doug Leslie and the ACN team have a tremendous heart and vision to see churches and ministries of all sizes fulfill their individual purpose! ACN has been, and continues to be, a powerful resource that equips us to fulfill our mission of leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ; and do so with excellence. Overdrive.Church is better today because of their iron-sharpening wisdom, biblical solutions, and individualized support we have received.”


Permovere is a premium resource and consultation service that pairs you with services that best suit your organization and implements them at whatever level you feel comfortable. Whether you want to interface with the service providers our you want us to handle the project management, we are here to help you thrive!


All of our digital articles, podcasts and online print resources remain free for everyone. As you look through the website you will notice a number of PDF articles, helpful downloads, links, and blogposts that you can access at will.

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