What is the Matching Fund?
The Church Multiplication Network and AG Trust want to financially partner with church planters to maximize the launch of new churches. Our Matching Fund is a proven tool that serves as an accelerator to multipliers.
When a church planter receives matching funds, they’re committing to be a part of a national church planting movement. Each dollar replenished into the Matching Fund is immediately turned around and used to fund another church plant. Matching Fund recipients are not simply receiving a one-time gift. They become part of something that God is doing across the country that is helping to reach unchurched and dechurched people.
The Latest Matching Fund Church Statistics*
454 churches have received Matching Funds
101 churches have become Champion Churches
29,589 people have made decisions to follow Christ.
6,667 people have been baptized in water.
3,513 people have experienced Spirit baptism.
$7.8 million has been given to missions.
$5.8 million has been paid forward to new church plants.
*Based on self-reported numbers from Matching Fund churches.
How do I become a Matching Fund church?
Every Assemblies of God church planting project can apply for matching funds during their pre-launch phase. Each church planter has an opportunity for CMN to match funds they have raised, up to $30,000, which they agree to replenish back into the Matching Fund.
If additional funding is necessary for the launch of a healthy church, CMN may award up to $15,000 in additional matching funds. Awarding of these additional funds is based on the following factors:
- The church's need for additional funding
- Whether the church is being planted in a top ten city as identified by CMN
- Environment of the planting location
- Quality of the ministry plan
- Availability of funds
What is a Champion Church?
Once a Matching Fund Church replenishes the funds that they were awarded from the Matching Fund, they become a Champion Church. Champion Churches continue to give 1% of their church's income to CMN to further the cause of seeing a healthy church in every community. Our Champion Churches are our most valued partners. They are those who have risen to the challenge of planting a healthy church and committed their time, energy, and income to seeing the Kingdom of God grow in the United States.