Small Church Loans and Grants
Small Church Loan
Established by the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions, the Small Church Loan fund provides construction loans of up to $25,000 for congregations with a worship attendance of 100 people or less, annual church income of $100,000 or less and for a construction project of $200,000 or less. The loan has a 10-year term at 6 percent interest. Loans are provided to churches that are affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Contact our architecture office for details.
Established by the R.W. Smith family, this fund provides loans of up to $7,500 to churches with membership of 200 or less for church building improvements and new construction. The loan has a six-year term with a low interest rate. Loans are provided to churches that are affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Contact our architecture office for full details.
Small Church Matching Grant
Funded by the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions, this matching grant provides up to $5,000 to match money raised by a congregation for remodeling or new construction. It is available for churches at least five years or older with worship attendance of 100 or less, annual income of $100,000 or less, for construction projects of $200,000 or less. Grants are provided to churches that are affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas as funds are available. Contact our architecture office for details.
Disaster Relief Church Building Recovery Grant
This grant of up to $5,000 is available for smaller congregations that have had their church building damaged by storms of tornado, hurricane, flooding or fire. A facilities consultant first helps the church assess their situation after a disaster event and determine the best course of action to continue church programs and to restore their building. Second, the consultant helps the church consider options to financially recover from the disaster event relative to their insurance coverage and financial capability. Grants are provided to churches that are affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas as funds are available. Contact us.
Teaching stewardship is an ongoing process that requires numerous methods. Providing printed reminders can be an important tool in this task. Using brochures and bulletin inserts that give short, insightful messages will encourage your church members to think about the stewardship implications of their daily actions. These brochures and bulletin inserts are colorful and impactful. They deal with a wide range of stewardship issues like tithing, saving and spending, as well as attitudes. They can also be used as mailers to church members or as handouts to guests. We also offer short (30 to 60 seconds) PowerPoint presentations about contentment, inheritance, tithing and wisdom that can be used in a variety of settings.
It is important to use Bible study opportunities to provide stewardship training for your church members. This Bible study material, in numerous one-session lessons for adults, is available in several formats. There also are several series of lessons that take from three to six sessions to complete. The lessons are accompanied by a teacher’s guide and cover a variety of stewardship subjects so you can select them according to the needs of your church. You will also want to provide teaching for the children of your church. A series of stewardship lessons for younger children and for older children are available for download from the web site at no charge.
Children Bible Studies
Wills and Trusts
The Texas Baptist Missions Foundation will help answer questions about making and revising wills. We have workbooks to help plan your will according to God’s will. We also provide information on charitable giving options, including gift annuities, stocks, living trust and life insurance.
Estate and Financial Planning Seminars
The Texas Baptist Missions Foundation assists with special conferences for all of your church’s adult members and, especially, senior adults. Conferences cover such topics as:
- » Supporting missions beyond your lifetime
- » Stretching your income in retirement
- » Steps to a practical estate plan
- » How to put your financial house in order
The Texas Baptist Missions Foundation is supported by Texas Baptists through the Cooperative Program and through endowment gifts from generous Texas Baptists. The services are available without cost or obligation to BGCT churches.