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These slides give an overview of the work of Arks in providing financing, design, and building opportunities for churches across the USA.

These slides give an overview of the work of Arks in providing financing, design, and building opportunities for churches across the USA.

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  • 1. Before You Build... Consider Arks! Arks Funding, LLC Robert Knowles, Founder & President www.arks.org 888.789.ARKS
  • 2. Who is Arks?
    • A national leader in church building
    • We help churches and Christian organizations of all sizes from the 20 Million dollar “Dream Center” in LA to the 2,000 sq. ft. building down the street
    • Unique ministry-minded design-build company with a construction financing option
    Arks - Raleigh, NC
  • 3.
    • Reference: Pastor Herbert Carter, Executive VP & Academic Dean of Heritage Bible College
    What Pastors Are Saying “ A rare and refreshing business environment…I am extremely impressed with Robert Knowles, the President of Arks, and his staff.  I see a deep commitment to Christ and a desire to help Christian churches secure finances for extending and expanding the gospel message.  Arks is ministry focused and has company-paid staff specifically devoted to praying for Arks, its ministry, and churches.”
  • 4. What Pastors Are Saying
    • Reference: Pastor Tommy Barnett,
    • Phoenix First Assembly of God
    “ If your ministry is growing and in need of a new or expanded facility, Arks is the company to call first. Arks is ministry minded and understands the special needs of churches. They are competent, reliable, and know the church-building business. Arks will truly serve you and enable you to maximize your ministry impact!”
  • 5. How We Help Churches Capital Stewardship Campaign Church Accounting Assistance Needs Analysis / Feasibility Study Arks Services: Arks can Help Your Church Get Financing to get your building built Wise Build Build to Minister® (BTM) FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment) Consulting Financial Building
  • 6. What is Build to Minister ® ?
    • Build to Minister is a turn-key program with all of Arks services under one roof
    • Build to Minister is a Design-Build service covering everything from Design to financing to construction
    BTM: “ Arks has helped us get where we are today. We couldn’t have done it without them. Not traditional format, not traditional financing, it wouldn’t have worked. ” Pastor Dan Stanley Rockfish Church, NC
  • 7. How Build to Minister ® Started
    • BTM was created in 2003 for churches unable to receive a conventional loan
    • Today, BTM meets the needs of churches of all sizes and financial ability.
    Before After Potter’s House, NC BTM: “ The main thing is they’re ministry minded and they care about the local church and they care about people and they care about the mission of the church and what the vision of the church is. So that’s unique in itself.” Pastor Eddie Caraveo, Victory Outreach, CA
  • 8. The Beauty of Build to Minister ®
    • Enjoy all the benefits of a “Design-Build” program with everything under one roof, saving you money and stress
    • Less up front capital required so you get into your building faster with only 10% down, no payments during construction, and a guaranteed maximum price
    • Build equity and pay off loans sooner through our 30/70% plan with the 30% note paid off within the first three years
    BTM is attractive because churches:
  • 9. Build to Minister ® Financials
    • Generous underwriting (up to 90% financing)
    • No loan interest payments during construction
    • Capital Stewardship Campaign
    • Fixed financing at C.O. 6 ½ - 8 %
    • Arks projects appraise 10 -15% higher than most
    Technical Overview:
  • 10. Build to Minister ® Deliverables
    • Financial Review / Audit
    • Design, Elevations & Floor Plans
    • Guaranteed Max Price (GMP)
    • Bridge financing through Christian investment partners around the world and Permanent Financing through solid financial institutions
    • Spiritual & Numerical Growth through our Church Growth Consultations
    BTM: A Foundation for Growth
  • 11. Thank You!
    • Discuss mission/needs of church
    • Understand church’s financial position
    • Visit Arks in Raleigh, NC*
    * For qualified churches, Arks will pay travel expenses for two persons to come to Raleigh! Next Steps?