Board of Trustees Loans

 

The New England Conference Board of Trustees makes loans to local churches for the following types of projects as well as other purposes: 

  • Land for a new congregation  

  • Building for a new congregation  

  • New building for an existing congregation  

  • Addition to an existing building  

  • Land for relocation Purchase of parsonage  

Loan applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Loans are awarded in consultation with the Cabinet and guided by the following:  

  • Due diligence on the part of the church to raise funds 

  • The emergency circumstance 

  • Prayer  

  • Biblical principles for fairness (churches with limited funds are considered first)  

  • Churches that are growing despite limited access to funds 

The Trustee Loan Application can be found by clicking the link or through the Form Finder http://www.neumc.org/forms 

Once the application form is completed, it should be sent, along with any attachments, to your District Superintendent. The Superintendent will make comments and add his/her signature.  

The church should then forward the completed application to Loan Administrator Marti Bower at: 21 Set N Sun Drive, Hope, RI 02831 or email mabower@cox.net.  

Contact Bower with questions at (401) 823-7927 or at the addresses above. 

The Trustees also offer grants. Learn more about the grant program.