The North Carolina Annual Conference is in a unique position when it comes to helping your congregation when in need for construction/renovation project assistance. Through the NC Conference Board of Missions Incorporated, our Conference is itself, a licensed General Contractor within the State of North Carolina.
No project is too large or too small for us to be in consultation with you, and through our construction coordinator, we can assist you with total new construction, new additions, renovations and historic preservation. For many congregations, we can serve as your general contractor.
What makes us unique is that we attempt, where possible, to blend the use of professional sub-contractors with volunteers – arranging with you to tap into the volunteer pool within your own congregation, or from other church communities beyond. We view this as an opportunity for mission outreach and connectional growth.
Whether you are in a position to raise all of the funds you need, or need to take advantage of loan opportunities through the Conference or traditional lender, our general policy is to offer a compensation program that could significant lower the congregation’s construction costs.
In addition to being a licensed general contractor, the Board of Missions Incorporated, also offers a very competitive revolving-loan ministry. Currently the “real” loan-rate is 5%. The only additional cost borne by the congregation is the loan filing cost with your local county. Typically these fees are less than $50. Also, there are no penalties for early loan pay-off. All proceeds from interest charged are rolled back into the construction ministry.
When funds are available, the Board of Missions, Inc., also administers a Duke Endowment Rural Church Accessibility Grant available to rural congregations who have no handicapped accessible restroom facilities. For some congregations, we have been able to couple these grant funds with using our Conference construction coordinator and volunteer labor for substantial savings.
In addition to offering construction oversight, we do strive to be a good host in partnership with the congregation doing the building and in providing a hospitable environment for out-of Conference individual and group volunteers.
For more information, please feel free to contact the Board of Missions at:
800-849-4433 ext 256 or contact Kathy Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org