Thanks to investments in the Certificate Program, the Georgia United Methodist Foundation has been able to help United Methodist churches and ministries in Georgia find $28 million in financing for projects.

There are many benefits to partnering with the GUMF. As a connectional ministry, we have your best interests at heart. We understand the challenges involved with financing, as well as the requirements of The United Methodist Church. Our ministry goals include simplifying the process, offering lower costs, advantageous terms and competitive loan rates and serving as your advisor from start to finish.

The GUMF offers construction loans with terms normally less than one year. Permanent loans with terms from 5 to 20 years are also available. The minimum loan amount is $25,000.

Loans are available for the following projects:

  • New Congregation's First Facility
  • Expansion of Facilities of an Existing Site
  • Major Improvements and/or Replacement of Existing Facilities
  • Purchase of Building Sites
  • Refinancing of Other Financial Institution's Loans

Meet Our Director of Lending Services

Kent CanipeKent Canipe

"We're here to help you make a difference in God's world. Let's talk about financing your property and facility needs."

Kent joined the GUMF in September 2014 after 37 years in commercial banking locally. He has personal experience as a church volunteer serving on stewardship, finance and endowment committees and looks forward to continuing the GUMF's impressive record of providing lending serves to help Methodists to do God's work throughout Georgia.