Solutions

Project Financing

When you have internal financial clarity and can turn that into a strategic financial plan, you will not be asking banks for money. You will have banks competing to fund the vision for your church today and beyond.

Churches often struggle procuring competitive financing from traditional institutions, forcing them to take more expensive and more restrictive debt. Why? It’s not because banks don’t like churches, it’s because they don’t necessarily understand them. 

The Ministry Solutions process combines years of experience working in finance and a national network of banks and lending institutions to create a strategic and competitive advantage for your church, putting you in the driver’s seat to fund your long term vision. 


For The Complex and Mission Critical

Assess

We begin by diving into your financial records, assessing where you are, and identifying opportunities for reallocation.

Strategize

Next, we create a strategic plan based on your vision, goals, and financial reality. 

Translate

Our team will then translate your strategy into a language banks can understand and acknowledge as a true investment opportunity.

Present
We present your church’s plan to multiple banks creating competition, and through this competitive process, banks will be vying for your business, giving your church options like never before.

$1B+ in church projects funded since 2012

Partner with Us

When you partner with Ministry Solutions Group, you are locking arms with some experienced people who specialize in:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Donor & Attendance Analysis
  • Long-Term Financial Strategy
  • Multisite Financial Strategy

  • Project Funding
  • Financial Project Reporting
  • Debt Refinancing / Restructuring
  • Lender Negotiations & Coordiation
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Interested in knowing what your church can afford and what options you may have?

Meet Your Consultants

Dave Dummitt

CONSULTANT, Lead Pastor, Willow Creek

Mergers, Buildings and Finance, Buildings that Fund Ministry

Glenn Wood

CONSULTANT, Seacoast Church

Data Insights and Analytics, Buildings and Finance, Project Financing

Nathan Artt

PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

Data Insights and Reporting, Multisite, Project Financing, Buildings and Finance, Digital Engagement

Tom Gordon

CONSULTANT

Project Financing

Dave Dummitt

CONSULTANT, Lead Pastor, Willow Creek

Mergers, Buildings and Finance, Buildings that Fund Ministry

David Dummitt is the Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. He is an innovative, entrepreneurial pastor and leader with a strong passion for helping people take the first and next steps with God. He is known for his collaborative leadership style, ability to build strong teams, and future-focused missional-facility development.

Before his role at Willow, Dave served as the Founding and Lead Pastor of 2|42 Community Church, ranked by Outreach Magazine for seven years in a row as one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America. Under Dave’s leadership, 2|42 grew from a 40-member launch team meeting in Dave’s living room to over 10,000 people meeting at seven different campuses each weekend.  2|42 was built as a church committed to community outreach and radical generosity and is nationally known for award-winning public community centers comprised of indoor sports and fitness facilities, cafes, playscapes for kids, and a school for the arts.   

Dave has significant experience navigating the complexities of expansion and growth in ministries of all types and sizes and has a strong understanding of missional facility development and leadership strategy. He previously served as the North American Regional Director for NewThing, a global church-planting network. Under Dave’s leadership, 2|42 helped to plant over 30 churches. 
Dave is skilled at developing compelling missional facilities and equipping church leaders to maximize their impact through community engagement. Dave also helps leaders grow and multiply healthy teams, cultivate great culture, and develop strong systems that support growing churches. 

Dave has led 2|42 through several generosity campaigns, totaling more than 33 million dollars. His business savvy combined with his pastoral leadership allowed him to serve on the board of the Solomon Foundation, the fastest-growing church extension fund in history, with assets totaling over 500 million dollars in seven years. Additionally, Dave partnered with two gifted technology developers to create GYVE, an innovative generosity development tool for churches and nonprofits.  

Dave holds a BA in Bible and Theology from Wheaton College. He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and have four children. 

Glenn Wood

CONSULTANT, Seacoast Church

Data Insights and Analytics, Buildings and Finance, Project Financing

Glenn Wood is the Pastor of Administration for Seacoast Church where he has served since 1995. Seacoast is a multisite non-denominational church with 14 campuses across South and North Carolina. He oversees church administration, legal work, campus leases, site selection, campus design, politics, forecasting, construction projects, capital projects, bank relationships, and coordinates the works with the IT/AV departments work in campuses. He has a passion for working with data, data analytics, and operations. 

His background includes retail store management, operations, logistics, construction, facility management, and management of sales teams. His work at Seacoast started when the church was one location and had weekend attendance of about 600. Currently the church has an average of 15,000 weekend attenders across all campuses. He is also the liaison for the Board of Trustees and works with them in carrying out the directives and coordinating compilation of data for their meetings. 

He oversees all construction projects for Seacoast including the recent addition of a 2,500 seat sanctuary that opened in 2019 in Mt Pleasant, SC. Projects have ranged in size from $2,000 to $30,000,000. He is involved in all phases of project development, budgeting, design, execution, and facility commissioning. 

Glenn works with the Church Network and heads up the Metro Network which is a group of roughly 400 churches across the US and Canada of congregations of 2,000 weekly attenders and up. He collaborates with Church Administrators, Executive Pastors and Operations Pastors across the country to share ideas, policies, and assist with operational questions.

He speaks at churches and at national conferences on topics including church operations, Working From Home, teaching Microsoft Excel classes, construction projects, and other topics. 

Basically, he does what no one else wants to do!

Nathan Artt

PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

Data Insights and Reporting, Multisite, Project Financing, Buildings and Finance, Digital Engagement

Nathan is the principal and founder of Ministry Solutions Group, an organization located in Atlanta, GA that assists churches with intelligent growth strategies. In his role at Ministry Solutions, Nathan has the responsibility of identifying and engaging the best leaders in business and in ministry to equip leaders for the Church of the Future. Since 2012, Ministry Solutions Group has managed and funded over $1B in church projects across North America and has led a small but experienced team in helping some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America develop strategies for growth. 

After becoming a Christian at Buckhead Church in 2010, Nathan Artt started Ministry Solutions Group in late 2012,  following a successful career in commercial real estate, banking, and private equity. Nathan left his position as the SVP of Corporate Development at one of the largest financial firms in the country to follow a passion to see the local church accelerate growth. His leadership has helped grow a small, one-man shop serving a few churches per year to a boutique, mid-size consulting firm with over $1 Billion in successfully funded and managed church projects.

Nathan has two wonderful children; Canaan and Evie. In his spare time, he loves anything that involves his kids' desire for adventures, exploring Atlanta, and writing. He and his family are members of Grace Midtown Church in Atlanta, GA, and enjoy volunteering in various ministries there.

Tom Gordon

CONSULTANT

Project Financing

Tom has worked in the corporate lending arena for more than 30 years, helping to finance complex capital expenditures by providing analysis, structuring, guidance, and negotiations on behalf of clients. Tom brings a deep level of experience to Ministry Solutions’ clients, having been involved in more than $1 billion dollars of financing involving many types of financial structures throughout his career.

Tom's primary role with Ministry Solutions is to work with lenders to provide optimal financing alternatives for our clients. He creates a consensus with the church leadership on a loan request amount and its timing, then creates and presents the loan request for multiple funding institutions’ review. After approval, Tom will lead the negotiation on terms and conditions, and walk with the church through loan closing. Tom also conducts all of the financial data analysis and provides project budget oversight during the pre-construction loan process.

Tom graduated from Oral Roberts University in 1986 and, over the years, has regularly volunteered at church and other civic organizations, including serving on various oversight committees at church, as home group leader, on the worship team, in the children’s ministry, and the maintenance team. For several years Tom also served on the Central Florida Board for United Way in the capacity that distributes funds throughout central Florida, and on the Board of Directors for a crisis center for women where Tom and his family have volunteered for 20 years.  

A Note from Our Partner

"Over and over, Ministry Solutions helps our churches do more with what they have, and he helps them take steps toward making their vision a reality."

Lane Jones
Lane Jones

Director, North Point Ministries

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