From the President

Reflection, gratitude, mission

As followers of Jesus, many of us find time for reflection, to thank the Lord for His many blessings. The Thanksgiving season offers a set time each year for me to do this more frequently, more steadily, being intentional about sharing my gratitude for others and building them up in the process.

I am thankful for my loved ones, my friends, for our church and for my work family. It is a blessing to labor alongside a team so committed to partnering and serving others, through countless interactions daily. We have an amazing team and a great culture where laughter and fun fill our offices, as we collaborate with one another, working toward the same goal – providing faith-based financial solutions that serve Kingdom expansion.

We all appreciate the churches and ministries we work with, large, medium and small, in a nice mix of communities. Each day for more than 60 years, CIF has helped churches and ministries work through complex financial and property-related situations that are often once in a generation. We are thankful to be able to assist in this way.

It is to God’s glory that we continue to have these opportunities to serve. We want to see ministry succeed, to be successful and ultimately reach more people for Christ. It is a privilege to play our small role in God’s bigger story.

After seeing CIF’s story about Pastor Leigh and his evangelical church in central South Dakota, I would welcome you to check out others we have served – Pastor Alberto Malisani in California, Pastors Jack Wilson and John Westurn in Pennsylvania and Pastor Jeffrey Hoy in Florida, and of course, Pastors Greg and Dave at Adventure Church in California. It is a joy to see their stories, and we look forward to many more.

And you know, without our investors, none of this would be possible. I am thankful for their trust in us, their partnership, and that they believe in us. They know that mission matters. It really does.

Please accept our best wishes and blessings for a memorable Thanksgiving with family and friends.  As I do each and every year, I encourage you to take the time this season to reflect on all that you have to be thankful for and what truly matters. 

Expanding the Kingdom together,

Scott Achterling
President and CEO

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