• Ministry Loans

Grace Brethren Investment Foundation is ready and eager to provide affordable, competitive mortgage financing for churches and organizations who are members of the Charis Fellowship, aka Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.

GBIF exists as a ministry to help your church reach your community with the Gospel of Christ. Since its founding in 1955, GBIF has provided affordable mortgage financing for over 285 growing churches and ministry organizations in the FGBC for an aggregate sum in excess of $190 million.

Whether your church, school, or ministry organization needs a loan to purchase land, construct or remodel a worship facility, improve accessibility for the disabled, expand a parking lot, or add classroom space, etc., please call Grace Brethren Investment Foundation! Ask for Ryan Bowell, President and CEO, at 574-267-5161 or email him at rbowell@gbif.com.

Some of the benefits of borrowing from GBIF include:

  • Competitive rates and terms
  • Experienced and helpful staff who understand church finances
  • On-line access to loan account information
  • No application or processing fees
  • No “points” that add to financing charges
  • Easy-to-follow application process with loan consideration by those who understand churches and ministries
  • Availability of senior officer to meet with building and/or finance committee
  • Consultation and advice for capital campaigns
  • Goodwill contributions made to Charis Fellowship ministries from GBIF net earnings

An application form is provided via the link on the left of this page for your convenience.

Comments from pastors:

“These facility upgrades are not just bricks and mortar. The upgrades have attracted more people to the camp and have therefore allowed more people to be introduced to the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. THANK YOU for your investment in the lives of children in the Northern Atlantic District of the FGBC. Thank you for making an impact for eternity in the hearts of our volunteers and campers.”
Executive Director Michael Gehlert, Camp Conquest, Denver, PA

“At the end of the day, we realize that this building is just a tool provided by the Lord. We are excited for sure, but we are also ready to re-direct all of our energies on the very thing that caused this building expansion in the first place: Making Disciple-Makers!”
– Lead Pastor Dave Holmes. Centerville Grace, Centerville OH

This website shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of Demand Investments, in any state or other jurisdiction in which the Foundation has not authorized the making of any such offer, solicitation or sale (or in any manner or to any persons not consistent with any limitations on such authorization). The offering is made to eligible persons in authorized states or other jurisdictions solely by the Foundation's Prospectus, which more fully describes certain risks involved in a purchase of Demand Investments. The Demand Investments are unsecured obligations of the Foundation that are not insured or guaranteed by any government agency or other third party.