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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.
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.
Here are some of the ways the Communion Fund can partner with you.
Stewardship and Funds Managment
Church Purchase or Refinace
Church School Building or Community Center
Missions Project Funding
CCEF makes loans to congregations for a variety of purposes, including:
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.
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