Case Studies

Empowering Individuals and Churches

Insights and resources to help churches and individuals grow so they can serve others through investments, and loans.

History moments

Milestones in CIF’s journey serving churches and people Starting in 1959, Paul Carlson was the first manager and secretary treasurer of CIF, then Christian Investors Foundation. He was known for his efficient leadership, humor, dedication and compassion, and concern for others, wrote Pastor Lynn Manlove of Faith Evangelical Free Church, Tempe, Ariz. in 1973. In… Continue Reading

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Data, details and Kingdom advancement

“Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.” Charles babbage (1791-1871) This statement from Charles Babbage (1791-1871) makes the case for research, for doing one’s homework. An English mathematician and inventor, Babbage is referred to by some as the “Father of the computer.” Those who know me might say… Continue Reading

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Warm weather, ministries advancing, dollars put to work

On summer days, I am instantly drawn to the sunlight and heat. Add some rain and a bit of care and our plants will grow and thrive. These cycles and patterns are necessary, helpful … even fascinating. The financial world of churches also has cycles and patterns, which we study with a curious intensity. Many… Continue Reading

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