Church Building Loans

The Building Fund Trust program is a Trust created for the purpose of making building loans to Iowa United Methodist Churches. It is sponsored by the Iowa United Methodist Foundation, which was established in 1952 to serve the Conference by raising and investing funds for churches and agencies and offer other services. The Foundation appoints the Trustees of the Trust.

Mortgage Rates

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

The Iowa United Methodist Church Building Fund Trust gives loans to local churches for the purposes of building new buildings, renovations or additions to existing facilities, repairs, purchasing land or even buying a parsonage. The Trust also has refinancing options for high-interest loans.

Rates currently starting at 6.25%* for new loans.

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

Learn more about our Building Fund Trust program in our loan brochure.

Loan Application

Offering Circular 2018

The Burlington First United Methodist Church 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. Pictured above are the before and after pictures of their successful rebuild.