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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Church

Posted by: Scott Noble
Over the next few weeks, as you gather as a community to celebrate the birth of Jesus, consider how your church can make its Christ-centered message and mission even more powerful. Here are seven resolutions to consider for your church on 2019.
Post Date: 11/30/2018 Campaigns and Consulting, Loans, News, Stewardship and Generosity

10 Tips to Being More Generous with Your Life (Part 3 in our Generosity blog series)

Posted by: Scott Noble
It’s a blessing that God allows us to participate with Him in His plans for our world. It might be in small ways or through impactful events. Nevertheless, we’re His partners in the work He is doing. We should celebrate, commemorate, and honor that.
Post Date: 11/01/2018 Campaigns and Consulting, News, Stewardship and Generosity, Stories

Does Your Church Model Generosity? (Part 2 in our Generosity blog series)

Posted by: Scott Noble
If the church truly is the most powerful force in the world, then its ability to impact lives through generosity could literally change the world. Here are six ways your church can practice generosity.
Post Date: 9/17/2018 Campaigns and Consulting, News, Stewardship and Generosity

Using Trusted Investments to Grow the Kingdom

Posted by: Scott Noble
When you invest with CIF, part of your return helps fund loans to churches who are looking to remodel their sanctuary, add classroom space, or build an entire new structure.
Post Date: 8/20/2018 Investments

3 Ways You’ve Never Heard Generosity Explained Before (Part 1 in our Generosity blog series)

Posted by: Scott Noble
At its core, generosity proceeds from our hearts (what we value) and our minds (how we see generosity’s importance in our lives). It’s not strictly a financial exercise. When we look deeper into how we practice and experience generosity, here are a few ways we’ve never—or at least rarely—heard it explained before.
Post Date: 7/30/2018 Campaigns and Consulting, News, Stewardship and Generosity

3 Reasons to Follow Through on an IRA in 2018

Posted by: Scott Noble
So, if you’re ready to prepare for your financial future—or just make a couple small changes to your already solid plan—we hope to encourage you with these three reasons to make 2018 the year you follow through on an IRA.
Post Date: 7/10/2018 Investments

5 Ways Churches Can Use Gym Space for Outreach

Posted by: Scott Noble
Almost 30% of people in this informal poll responded that a new gym or recreation center was their top priority. Which got us thinking: What are some of the ways gym spaces can be used for outreach?
Post Date: 7/05/2018 Campaigns and Consulting, Loans

Financial Services on a Mission

Posted by: Scott Noble
“A mission. Something intentional with a specific destination in mind. That’s what CIF offers. We’re a financial services firm with a God-given mission: to connect people with transformational opportunities to grow God’s Kingdom; connect churches with the financial resources to help them live in their mission; and connect you with the know-how to move your church to where God wants it to be!”
Post Date: 4/17/2018 News

Why Your Church Loan Should be Customized to You

Posted by: Scott Noble
For nearly 60 years, CIF has been the bridge between church dreams and their reality. By providing loans, refinancing and nearly six decades of church-lending experience, CIF has been a partner for hundreds of churches on the road to realizing their Kingdom-fueled dreams. Discover a few ways CIF is unique.
Post Date: 2/08/2018 Loans, News

Should the Tax Reform Bill Impact Charitable Giving?

Posted by: Paul Anderson
If tax benefits are the motivation for giving, then tax changes might impact giving. But do people really give primarily for the tax benefits, and will they stop giving if they don’t get the same benefits they did in the past?
Post Date: 1/24/2018 Campaigns and Consulting, News, Stewardship and Generosity

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