Leaving a Lasting Legacy


Loan Services

The Church Development Loan Fund of the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation was created to make low-cost, competitive financing available to qualifying United Methodist Churches in Kansas, and also for the annual conferences, districts and related agencies and organizations. Since 1996, the Foundation's staff has helped 98 qualified borrowers with loans totaling $20,005,512.73.

Church Building Projects - A Leadership Guide

With any decision to expand, update, replace, move, or change your facility, there comes another equally complex challenge: how to make it happen. Typically, this challenge requires time, vision, commitment, energy, financial stability and an extra measure of guidance to step you through what can be a very stressful process.

The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation has advised and guided many churches through project planning, assessment, documentation, and implementation. Since we consult exclusively with United Methodist churches, we understand the specific needs of that community, including the denominational structure and the Book of Discipline and how they relate to building projects.

This handbook is designed to guide the District Board of Church Location and Building Committee and the local church through a successful and effective process for expanding God’s kingdom. To request a free copy, contact the Foundation Office at foundation@kaumf.org or 888-453-8405.

Churches and Conferences

When considering your financial options for your next project or an operating loan, please go to the following link to the Foundation's Loan Manual and Loan Application Form for construction projects, purchasing real estate, renovations and/or repairs for existing facilities, the refinancing of existing loans, line-of-credit loans and operating loans.

Application Form 

To apply for a loan, you must complete the loan application and furnish the requested supplementary documents. The application form that is contained in the Church Development Loan Fund Manual is also available at the following link below as a PDF fill-in form. Please complete the loan application using this fill-in form. Please print the completed loan application and have it signed by the appropriate persons. Please mail the completed loan aplication with supporting documentation to the Foundation. You may save your PDF fill-in loan application to your computer so that it may be completed over time before you print it.

Church Development Loan Fund Manual and Application


If you have any questions, please contact our office.