Partnering with Ministries


Besides making loans and providing churches a place to invest their financial assets, CEF is a trusted resource for ministries in reviewing their financial health.


CCEF investors earn a reasonable rate of return on their investment while gaining the satisfaction of knowing their investment is being used to equip schools and congregations to best minister to their members and community.

What is the Communion Fund ?


The Communion Church Extension Fund (CCEF) program provides funds for the purchase of property and the construction and expansion of facilities for congregations and schools throughout the Holy Communion of Churches, funded through investments in CCEF made by members of communion congregations.

Working Together, Building The Kingdom Of God

Here are some of the ways the Communion Fund can partner with you.

Stewardship and Funds Managment

Church Purchase or Refinace

Ministry Housing


Church School Building or Community Center

Missions Project Funding


CCEF makes loans to congregations for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Refinance Existing Debt
  • Buses, Vans, etc.
  • Office Equipment & Computers
  • Lines of Credit
  • Facility Renovation & Repairs

Congregation Investments

Designed to provide an investment vehicle for congregations accumulating funds for a building project. The investment features a variable interest rate, monthly compounding of interest and quarterly statements. Additional investments may be made at any time, in any amount. Withdrawals for building projects may be made at any time, without penalty. A substantial interest penalty is charged for withdrawals for any other purpose.

Current Users

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If you want to create a static item, create a new Article in the same way as for standard content and rather than relating this to a particular Section and Category just select Uncategorized as the option in the Section and Category drop down lists.

Mambots have been renamed as Plugins.

Mambots were introduced in Mambo and offered possibilities to add plug-in logic to your site mainly for the purpose of manipulating content. In Joomla! 1.5, Plugins will now have much broader capabilities than Mambots. Plugins are able to extend functionality at the framework layer as well.

The improved Installer can be found under the Extensions Menu. With versions prior to Joomla! 1.5 you needed to select a specific Extension type when you wanted to install it and use the Installer associated with it, with Joomla! 1.5 you just select the Extension you want to upload, and click on install. The Installer will do all the hard work for you.
This is now defined in the Language [lang].xml file in the Language metadata settings. If you are having locale problems such as dates do not appear in your language for example, you might want to check/edit the entries in the locale tag. Note that multiple locale strings can be set and the host will usually accept the first one recognised.

Joomla! 1.5 does not provide an upgrade path from earlier versions. Converting an older site to a Joomla! 1.5 site requires creation of a new empty site using Joomla! 1.5 and then populating the new site with the content from the old site. This migration of content is not a one-to-one process and involves conversions and modifications to the content dump.

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Read more: How do I upgrade to Joomla! 1.5 ?


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