A ministry of North American Missions,

Church In A Day (CIAD) 

assists congregations in building new church buildings, all in a single day.

With CIAD, a church receives the equivalent of a $100,000 to $250,000 donation, and most importantly, goes from an empty lot to a service-ready sanctuary.


How You Can Be Involved
Are you a craftsman with construction skills or a willing volunteer with a heart for helping others? Why not give your time and talent to help a community build a church? If you would like to join our team, please contact Terry Long.

 

If you are a pastor who would like to see if the Church in a Day Program could assist your congregation, there are two CIAD options:

  1. No-interest loans of $50,000 for qualified churches under 10 years. This loan is available for CIAD church builds (must own land) or purchase of existing building. These applications are considered twice a year.  Applications are due Feb 1 and July 1.  There are currently no funds available for interest free loans. You are welcome apply for funding through The Church Loan Fund through the Stewardship Group instead. For CIAD qualification details and application, CLICK HERE.
  2. A limited number of low-interest loans are available for a maximum of $225,000 for qualified churches under 10 years. These loans are made through the UPCI Stewardship Loan Department and are only available for a CIAD church build.  For further information, including how to apply, please contact the North American Missions Secretary, Bill Hobson at 636-229-7871.

    Benefits

    • CIAD takes a pastor from a storefront to a church building the congregation can be proud of in just 24 hours. The completed church is equipped with a sound system, baptistery, pews, and landscaping, and it seats 125-150 people, putting a congregation years ahead. 
    • CIAD provides a physical location to stabilize the assembly. With the building in place, the pastor can then establish roots so that spiritual growth can happen.
    • CIAD makes a building program financially feasible. CIAD volunteer labor saves a congregation money, and the North American Missions Division offers special loan programs to assist with certain aspects of the project.
    • A CIAD building is an incredible witness to the community. When passersby notice a new building where a vacant lot was the day before, it generates public attention. In several previous CIAD projects, local media outlets have publicized the CIAD project, helping congregations promote their church.


    The Process

    • A local assembly must have land and the means for putting in a foundation.
    • CIAD works with the pastor to make sure his permit and legal requirements are in order.
    • CIAD comes in with volunteer craftsmen and laborers.
    • 24 hours later, CIAD leaves the assembly with a completed church building ready to hold services.


    How You Can Be Involved
    Are you a craftsman with construction skills or a willing volunteer with a heart for helping others? Why not give your time and talent to help a community build a church? If you would like to join our team, please contact Terry Long.