Church Building Loans

Loan Application  |  Offering Circular 2019  |  BFT Loan Booklet

Does your church need a new loan or need to refinance an existing one?

The Iowa United Methodist Church Building Fund Trust provides loans to help local churches finance their missional dreams. Loans can be used for the purposes of construction of new buildings, the renovations or additions to existing facilities, repairs, the purchasing of land or even for buying a parsonage. The Trust also has refinancing options for high-interest loans. Do you already have an investment account with us? We offer a loyalty discount of ½ percent! Contact us today to learn more.

Was your church affected by flooding or tornadoes this season? We are offering a ½ percent fee reduction on our interest rate to churches impacted by natural disasters.


Rates currently starting at 6.50%* for new loans

*Please note rates are set on the first business day of each month and may change without notice.


The Burlington First United Methodist Church (pictured above) was a victim of arson fire back in 2007, leaving only a shell of a church. The Iowa United Methodist Foundation was able to loan the church funds to help rebuild it. Above are the before and after pictures of their successful rebuild.