The United Methodist Development Fund

what difference does umdf make?

UMDF loans make it possible for churches and ministries across the country to build, renovate, and refinance in order to live out the God-sized dreams they have for mission. Additionally, UMDF’s Leadership Ministry will embolden clergy and laity as they pursue those God-sized dreams.

UMDF believes investing in the church both financially and professionally is the best way for us to help build God's Kingdom and support the work you are called to do! 

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See the impact UMDF has made


How does umdf support the work of the church globally?

In 2017 and 2018, UMDF gave over $400,000 to support the charitable work of the global United Methodist Church. As a result of our previous work and our current partnership with TMF, it is anticipated that $1 million will be given on an ongoing basis starting in 2019! 


How does umdf support the work of the church locally?

By offering competitive loans, UMDF enhances local churches lending options; by offering investment opportunities with excellent rates, UMDF allows others to be part of the great work of the church; by developing Leadership Ministry platforms to encourage clergy and laity, UMDF supports the difficult work of innovation in ministry to reach our neighbors for Christ, and by partnering with local foundations, UMDF leverages the connectional nature of Methodism to serve the greatest number of churches possible.

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Stories of impact


Contact Us

Mail: UMDF 11709 Boulder Lane, Suite 220 Austin, TX 78726

Phone: (800) 862.8633 / (800) UMC-UMDF

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Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00 (CST) Friday 8:00-2:00 (CST)