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Investment FAQs

How is Disciples Church Extension Fund different from other financial institutions?
While other financial institutions focus on the interests of their shareholders, our investments are driven by our shared faith. Your investments mean valuable dollars are available to make loans to congregations and Disciples ministries. You earn returns on your investments, knowing that your money is working to further our common values.

Is my money safe with Disciples Church Extension Fund?

Disciples Church Extension Fund has been the lending and investing choice for Disciples since 1883. More than 2,200 individual and 860 organizations currently invest with us. Since 1933, when Disciples Church Extension Fund began offering Investment Notes to congregations and organizations, investors have earned positive returns every year. Our Offering Circular is a great resource for information regarding the financial strength of Disciples Church Extension Fund. As with any investment, past performance does not guarantee future returns.

Who will assist me with my investments?

Chris Clark: Since 2003, Chris has provided dependable customer service to Disciples Church Extension Fund investors. He is a Certified IRA Services Professional. Chris provides information and advises investors of their available options while specializing in IRA products and services.  Chris has more than 18 years of financial and investor relations experience. He also administers Disciples Church Extension Fund’s Securities compliance operations. Chris holds a degree in Biblical Studies and Business Management from Cincinnati Christian University. Chris is also a basketball referee in the hoops-crazed state of Indiana.

Raul Artega: Since December 2012, Raul has served Disciples Church Extension Fund investors as Investor Services Representative. Previously, he was executive assistant for the president of Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation. A native of Mexico City, Raul speaks Spanish and English, which enables him to provide excellent customer service to our Spanish-speaking investors. Raul attended Indiana Wesleyan University before moving to California, where he worked as a credit underwriter for Orange County.  He is currently working on passing his Series 63 certification, followed by his certification as an IRA Services Professional.  Raul reports, “When I’m not working, I have three beautiful kids who take up all my free time with basketball, baseball, football, soccer practices and soon ballet lessons.”

What type and rates of Notes does Disciples Church Extension Fund offer?

Disciples Church Extension Fund offers a variety of Investment Notes to meet your specific needs. They are:



What methods of payment can I use?

Checks, automatic withdrawal, and in most states, your credit card.

Can I access my information online?
Yes, you have secure access to view your Notes online. Sign in to your current account or set up new online access.

How do I reset my login password?


Resetting your login is a simple process. Follow this link to reset your login access, as well as sign in.

The information on our Web site does not constitute an offer to sell or a request to buy investments. The offer is made only in the Offering Circular. Before making any decisions, you should read the Offering Circular carefully regarding any investment risks.

Whatever your investment goals, contact Chris or Raul at invest@disciplescef.org to find out how we can partner with you.
Or call 800.274.1883
En español: 866.534.1949

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