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Make a difference today that lasts for eternity.

Our Story

Uniting believers who share the vision to see God’s Kingdom built.

  • Church Loans

    Your vision is valued.

    We believe that God has given unique vision to the Church and its leaders. So unlike for-profit lenders, we evaluate passion and conviction alongside budgets and spreadsheets. We will equip you with quality financial resources to build, expand, remodel, relocate, or refinance and join you in pursuing God’s calling for your church. When you choose to work with CEP, you’re choosing more than just a lender, you’re choosing a partner in ministry.

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  • Investments

    Your story is powerful.

    At CEP, we take the concept of “investing in ministry” literally. Since 1950, our investors have contributed more than $2 billion to fund thousands of ministry loans nationwide. And, although past performance doesn’t guarantee future results, no investor has ever lost money! By investing with CEP, you will not only reap the rewards of our competitive rates and flexible terms, you will also create opportunities for real world impact and ignite stories of ministry growth across the nation.

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  • Retirement

    Your future is abundant.

    No matter how we envision our retirement, history shows that most of us aren’t prepared to achieve those hopes and dreams. To help alter this reality and enable possibilities, we provide Traditional and Roth IRA options as well as a 403(b) plan for ministries. While you gain income and tax benefits, ministries throughout America will also receive the financial support needed to thrive. Start planning for your future today, and eventually you’ll find you’ve funded more than your own future.

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  • Will & Estate Planning

    Your legacy is lasting.

    Whether you’re rich or poor, you’ve been entrusted with much. So on the day God calls you home, ensure that your earthly possessions are gifted to those you love most. At CEP, we provide a wealth of resources and experienced professionals to help reach your will and estate planning goals. We also offer planned giving options so your legacy will not only influence family and friends, but it will propel ministries for years to come.

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  • CEP was the first lender that was interested in our story.

    Pastor Mike Burnette (LifePoint Church, Clarksville, TN)

  • We have arrived where we are today because of CEP.

    Roger Huang (SF City Impact)

  • I would look at CEP not as a second or third choice, but as a first choice.

    Pastor Samuel Rodriguez (New Season Church, Sacramento, CA)

  • We’re called to minister to the least, the last, and the lost.

    Pastor Mark Vega (Ignite Life Center)

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In everything we do, our aim is to further the Kingdom.

  • You Belong Here

    The church board stared at stacks of paper, heralding 135 qualified candidates. Their senior pastor announced his resignation in the early summer of 2014, and as soon as the word was out, resumes were in. As the board members rifled through documents detailing experience and education, they discovered an application from their youth pastor, Shane […]

  • What is a Charitable Gift Annuity

    Do you worry every so often about your financial future? Do you occasionally wonder how best to ensure financial freedom in your life? A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) may be the best answer to this question. With a CGA from Church Extension Plan (CEP), you can receive fixed payments throughout your lifetime. Benefits of a […]

  • The Value of Legacy

    It can be unsettling to think about how your loved ones will carry on without you. In fact, since so manyAmericans have successfully eluded the topic, scarcely a third of us have a legal will in place—often leaving the distribution of our assets to the government as a result. It’s about stewardship You can’t control […]

Why CEP?

CEP was established in 1950
Our total assets exceed $550 million
We have worked with more than 20,000 investors that make ministry possible
We’ve funded over $2 Billion of Ministry
We have more than 3,000 ministry partners
We are 100% committed to building the Kingdom
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