Got Cash to Invest?


If you have cash to invest, now is the perfect time to purchase certificates from the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. Check out our latest rates!

“While we are not FDIC insured, we haven’t lost a dime of our depositor’s money since we first started issuing certificates in 2008. Even throughout the recession, the GUMF did not need assistance from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which bailed out banks during the subprime mortgage crisis,” said Rev. Keith E. Lawder, President/CEO of the GUMF. “The rates we pay are generally significantly higher than what’s available in similar short-term fixed rate investments such as CDs. The added bonus is that these investments are used to provide funding for loans to churches and ministries in Georgia that wish to refinance debt, build, expand or renovate facilities. It’s truly a win for Methodists with extra cash to invest and a win for our Methodist churches that need financing for projects.”

Certificate Program FAQs

Q. What investment options does the Certificate Program offer?

A. Investors may purchase Term Certificates of one, two, three or four years’ maturity.

Q. Who can invest?

A. Methodist clergy, laity, churches, and entities in Georgia may invest in the Certificate Program.

Q. Why should I invest?

A. You receive higher returns than similar instruments, and your investment provides funding for loans to churches and ministries.

Q. How do I invest?

A. Click on this link to obtain a copy of our Offering Circular and a Certificate Application or contact the GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or

This article was originally published in the Summer 2016 edition of Faith & Money, a publication of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation.