Registered Providers

The Church Network's National Registered Continuing Education Provider is a program designed to enhance the ongoing professional development of members, local Chapter members and other persons directly related to the operation of churches. The overall goals of the NRCEP are:

  •  To support the continuing professional development of individuals holding the Certified Church Administrator designation (CCAs), Network members and congregations by providing quality education opportunities.
  • To provide educational opportunities for CCAs seeking to maintain their certification under TCN.
  • To establish appropriate criteria and policies permitting The Church Network to provide recognition to qualifying providers of education in the field of church administration.
  • To provide a foundation for a cooperative effort between The Church Network and the education and training community.
  • To create a forum for the exchange of ideas and best practices, and foster the growth of the professional field of church administration.
  • To provide a searchable database, via The Church Network website, of NRCEP – sponsored programs for education in church administration.

The following organizations have qualified as Registered Providers: 

Batts Morrison Wales & Lee

Batts Morrison Wales & Lee is a national CPA firm dedicated exclusively to providing truly excellent professional services to organizations that make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of people. We have a highly experienced and motivated team of professionals, all of whom share a common passion for serving churches, ministries, and other nonprofit organizations. We have that passion because we believe in the causes and purposes of our clients, and we have made it our life’s work to help them successfully carry out their missions.

We believe in “Going the Second Mile” for our clients. Accordingly, we are committed to providing a level of service that exceeds our clients’ expectations – a philosophy that is woven into every aspect of our work. Our goal is to bring significant added and unexpected value to every organization we serve, and to do so cost-effectively.

Our firm’s national headquarters is located in Orlando, and we serve clients with offices and activities throughout the United States and in many other countries of the world.  We have the great privilege of serving churches and ministries of all sizes, from start-up organizations to some of the largest and most well-known churches and ministries in the United States.  We are known by nonprofit leaders across the country for our dedication to helping churches, ministries, and other nonprofit organizations ensure that their financial bases are covered.  We have a uniquely strong approach to providing our clients' leaders with real assurance and proactive information.  

From the books we have written and provide (at no charge) to our clients on nonprofit governance and financial topics, to sample policies, educational whitepapers, special alerts, web briefings, and the numerous other resources we offer, our proactive approach to sharing important information to assist our clients is unparalleled.

We offer your organization a wide array of professional auditing, tax, advisory, and related services. BMWL helps you:

  • Maintain strong donor trust and confidence,
  • Produce highly effective financial reports,
  • Strengthen internal controls and financial oversight,
  • Improve overall risk management,
  • Maximize your tax exemptions,
  • Protect your tax-exempt status,
  • Provide board member governance orientation and training, and
  • Simplify your financial administration.

You serve a higher purpose. We strengthen knowledge, confidence, and stewardship to advance your mission.TM

Discover the BMWL Difference. Please visit us at

Although we are a multi-location national firm, to simplify our communications with you, we coordinate all services through our national headquarters office.

Capin Crouse

As a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving nonprofit organizations, CapinCrouse provides professional solutions to organizations whose outcomes are measured in lives changed.

Since 1972, the firm has served domestic and international outreach organizations, universities and seminaries, foundations, media ministries, rescue missions, relief and development organizations, churches and denominations, and many others by providing support in the key areas of financial integrity and security. In addition, CapinCrouse members regularly contribute to policy decisions that impact our nation’s nonprofit entities.

As a result of this extensive experience, we have a deep understanding of nonprofit operations and know the ever-changing needs and the importance of financial accountability in this unique environment.


Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Offers live internet courses on:

  • Effective governance.  Through these basic, interactive group-live courses, board members will gain and share knowledge and resources needed to understand the major building blocks of an effective board.  Participants will review and discuss issues such as: Board roles and responsibilities, legal and financial issues of boards, board-staff relationships, board meetings and use of committees, board member motivation, responsibility and accountability and governance challenges and trends.
  • Sound financial management practices.  Educational offerings on financial management cover topics such as property financial oversight by the board or its authorized committee, utilizing appropriate accounting systems, effectively communicating financial results and apprising the board of any material weaknesses in internal control or other significant risks.

Raising charitable financial resources with integrity.  Educational offerings on raising charitable financial resources cover topics such as truthfulness in communications with givers, honoring a givers expectations and intent, providing appropriate and timely charitable gift acknowledgments, and acting in the best interest of givers.


Offers courses pertaining to Personnel/HR, Financial Management, Legal & Tax Matters and Risk Assessment.

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving fosters a greater understanding of the ways in which faith both inspires and informs giving by providing knowledge, education, and training. For more information about Lake Institute click here. The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is a four-day intensive course with a practical application project. It provides the research, tools, and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations.

Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity (CCCG) is an interactive seminar—offered on a contract basis—demonstrating how pastors and ministry leaders can unearth and energize congregational generosity by exploring the significant and necessary steps to creating lasting cultural change within a congregation.

Shelby Systems, Inc

Offers educational programs through webinars and live sessions at various locations around the U.S. and at the headquarters in Cordova, TN. The most concentrated classroom approach is at the annual International Shelby Conference when over 200 classes are offered over a 4 day event. Click here to see active classes available.
Sommerville & Associates, P.C.

Sommerville & Associates, P.C. brings you over 20 years of experience assisting individuals and nonprofits with their tax and compliance related needs. We provide first class service no matter who you are and no matter the size of your company. Our goal is to bring the highest service at the best value. We are known for our work with nonprofit organizations and we join you in your goal to achieve your organization’s vision. While our name has changed and we have a new look, who we are at our core has not changed – our values remain the same. Please browse through our website and meet our staff. We have a great team and are waiting to serve you.

Texas Ministry Conference

The vision of the Texas Ministry Conference is to provide tools and resources for people in all types of ministry and ministry support. This includes, but is not limited to, churches, schools and other non-profit organizations. We do this at our annual conference by offering affordable training, educational workshops, quality vendors and sponsors, networking, fellowship and encouragement.

This conference is for everyone: People in leadership who drive the vision of their organization and those who support them. Invite your employees; committee, lay, council, and session members; elders and volunteers. Bring your entire team!

Venue is the Champion Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston, TX 77069. For more information, visit  or contact or call 832-478-5131.