Case Studies

Empowering Individuals and Churches

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

Adventure Church

Located in Yuba City, California, just north of Sacramento, Adventure Church is an Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) church plant.

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Staying connected, knowing, understanding

Some have said that much of what happens in life boils down to relationships and they are a two-way street. Both might sound like cliches, but I believe they are based on core truths and realities that directly impact how effective we can be in our endeavors. The relationship doors swing heavily on communications, which… Continue Reading

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Working with pastoral groups, stewardship

A CIF discussion CIF President and CEO Scott Achterling, above left, sat down with Senior Relationship Manager Russ Zimmerman, right, to discuss pastor group meetings and partnerships. We hope you enjoy the exchange and can increase your understanding of CIF’s role in Kingdom expansion. Scott: A belated Happy New Year, and thanks for joining me… Continue Reading

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Grateful for partnerships, joyful time

Christmas greetings from CIF. Our offices are flush with the season’s decorations, with three Christmas trees, and stockings lining the hall ready for gifts. It’s a joyful time of year to relish in the reason for the season – Jesus! We have focused on thankfulness this quarter, with gratitude and appreciation for all the Lord’s… Continue Reading

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Easier to use, enhanced CIF [website unveiled]

A more functional and inviting CIF website was rolled out this month with integrated videos, stories of ministry expansion and an all-new section about what sets CIF apart in the marketplace, The CIF Difference. “We are thrilled and thankful to the Lord to be able to unveil the new site as we approach 65 years… Continue Reading

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