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Tools & Resources

Financial Insights for Church & Institution Leaders

Thrivent Church Financing wants to provide you with information, tools and resources that support your role as a financial decision-maker. Please contact us if you have questions or suggestions for additional resources and tools. You can reach us by calling 800-984-9425, emailing churchloan@thrivent.com or filling out our Contact Usform.

Articles & eBook Installments

The following articles and eBooks are designed to help churches be wise with their money.
Dec 1, 2022
In this eBook, read about how one of our borrowers refinanced their loan into a product that positions their church for growth and mission-alignment. Republished with permission from Church Executive November/December 2022
Nov 1, 2022
In this article we address ways you can protect your church from the effects of rising inflation.
May 11, 2022
Growing ministries face financial and facility capacity constraints on a regular basis. One important question is, How does a ministry prepare for financing its growth?
May 11, 2022
One man’s story from missionary kid to church lender
May 11, 2022
In this article we address the benefits and hurdles of a church having financial reserves.
May 11, 2022
In this article we address the differences in financing options.
May 11, 2022
In this article we address the differences between construction costs and the final value of a project.
May 11, 2022
Explore why tithes and offerings are handled differently on your loan application than coffee shop revenue or rental income.
May 11, 2022
This installment reviews several sources of facility funding and how each might work in your ministry’s unique situation.
May 11, 2022
In this installment, we discuss refinancing and how to compare offers from various lenders or even the options from a single lender.
May 11, 2022
This installment reviews several sources of facility funding and how each might work in your ministry’s unique situation.

Tools & Templates

Lender Comparison Worksheet

This worksheet provides a framework to compare and analyze various loan offers.

Sources & Uses Worksheet

Use this spreadsheet to track the many details of a construction project. We’ve provided common categories to help capture detail as well as space for additional items unique to your project.

Lender Comparison Worksheet

This worksheet provides a framework to compare and analyze various loan offers.

Sources & Uses Worksheet

Use this spreadsheet to track the many details of a construction project. We’ve provided common categories to help capture detail as well as space for additional items unique to your project.
Contact Us
Don’t see a resource that fits your current need? Please contact us. One of our loan experts will do their best to answer your questions or take your suggestions. Your ideas will help us keep our resources relevant and beneficial to the churches and ministries we serve.

Call us at 800-984-9425. It’s never too early or too late to review your loan options.