Our Strategic Partners

Church Plant Solutions is founded and operated by a former pastor and church planter. We specialize in bookkeeping, donor management, and payroll services for new and existing churches. We also do financial set-up for church start-ups and financial clean-up for church mess-ups. Contact us today to schedule a FREE no-pressure consultation and hear about special pricing for Converge MidAmerica Churches.

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The Converge Cornerstone Fund has been committed to partnering with churches since 1954. We have helped to start and strengthen churches by mobilizing kingdom resources and equipping Converge churches. We provide financial resources and services that enable churches to expand their ministries, and offer competitive investment opportunities for the constituency of Converge.

The Cornerstone Fund offers a variety of investment vehicles such as Term, Demand Investment, Traditional and Roth IRAs and Church Savings Investment. Your investment will be used to provide mission-critical funding in the form of first mortgage loans to help Converge churches purchase land or existing facilities, refinance existing mortgages or build from the ground up. Together, with our investors, last year we financed 550,000 square feet of new ministry space. That is nearly 10 football fields’ worth of worship space, fellowship halls, classrooms, offices and outreach centers.

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Since 1967, Converge Retirement Plan has provided members of the clergy and church staff members a way to provide for some of their retirement income needs. We have helped meet the retirement needs of thousands of people who have served in ministry and ministry support roles. During our history, our carefully managed fund has seen increased assets and even during severe down turns in the economy, we have faithfully kept our promise of providing the monthly retirement benefits to our participants.

Social Security alone typically does not provide the income required to live with dignity during your retirement years. Our pension fund is the starting point for an additional income stream in retirement. We provide monthly lifetime income for several hundred retirees and their surviving spouses.  In addition, we offer participants the opportunity to build yet another income stream by contributing to our Defined Contribution Plan.

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Asymmetric information, also known as “information failure,” occurs when one party to an economic transaction possesses greater material knowledge than the other party. This typically manifests when the seller of a good or service possesses greater knowledge than the buyer.

Copier Consulting, LLC’s™ founder and president Al Kietzmann transitioned after 15 years as the seller. Today they only work for the buyer and are an independent and vendor-neutral consulting firm to help you make the best decisions while purchasing or leasing copiers and printers. They will discuss your current copier and printer situation, work toward reducing costs in the purchase or lease process while saving you time when researching and acquiring your best options all without sacrificing user needs. Please note they do NOT sell or service copiers and/or desktop printers.

The result of working with Copier Consulting is an improved contract, waste exposure, and spend reduction. Collaborations historically average 33% financial savings for our clients.

A.R.E. Process™ will:

  • Assess your current contract(s), costs, and needs
  • Research market opportunities, vendor omissions, and preferred financing
  • Evaluate all future contracts to ensure most favorable terms and conditions


Imagine finding out that you were paying thousands more than you had to. What would you use the money for?

Contact Al Kietzmann at al@copierconsultingllc.com for a free assessment and review of your current contract and future options. 

We work remotely and nationally via phone, email, and Zoom video conferencing.

Philip and Betsy Barr are international church planters in Knoxville, TN who are passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ. God has led them to use Debt Free Life as a way to minister to those in their community and all around the United States.

Debt Free Life helps families and churches drastically increase future savings by paying off all debt in 9 years or less without spending any additional money.  Debt Free Life is founded on biblical financial principles and empowers the believer to put into action the teachings of Jesus from Parable of the Talents (Matt 25:14-30) by maximizing all the resources entrusted to them by God.

The Barrs are available for individual consultations or for Biblical Financial Education Seminars/Webinars  Consultations and Seminars are offered at no cost to participants.

Contact Info
Contact Philip & Betsy at their Debt Free Knox office:

Professional Building Services, Inc. (PBS) is a turnkey design/build firm. For nearly 30 years, PBS, as a family-owned and operated firm has specialized in the design and construction of church and para-church facilities. PBS and its team are uniquely staffed to serve the church through early on concept design and budget planning, municipal permitting and finally complete construction as your single source of responsibility.

Brotherhood Mutual Insurance CompanyBrotherhood Mutual Insurance Company® is one of the nation’s leading insurers of churches and ministries. In business since 1917, Brotherhood Mutual provides property, liability, commercial auto, workers’ compensation, mission travel insurance, and payroll services* to ministries throughout the United States.

Brotherhood Mutual is represented by independent agents who subscribe to a code of ethics based on scriptural principles and serve in churches and ministries of their own. The company consistently earns an A- (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best, a leading authority in rating insurance companies.

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Become A Strategic Partner

If you are interested in becoming a strategic partner please fill out this form and we will get in contact with you to see if you are a good fit to serve our churches.

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