The Latest Matching Fund Church Statistics
(as of December 31, 2016)
448 churches have received Matching Funds
29,114 people have made decisions to follow Christ.
6,607 people have been baptized in water.
3,466 people have experienced Spirit baptism.
$7.59 million has been given to missions.
$5.5 million has been paid forward to new church plants.
*Based on self-reported numbers from Matching Fund churches.
The Church Multiplication Network (CMN) and AG Trust desire to financially partner with church planters to maximize the launch of a new church. Our Matching Fund is a proven tool that serves as an accelerator to multipliers.
Every AG church-planting project may apply for the Matching Funds one time during the pre-launch phase. Each church planter has an opportunity for CMN to match monies they have raised, up to, but not exceeding, $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 funds is based on the following factors: the need for additional funding, whether the church is being planted in a Top 10 city as identified by CMN, environment of the planting location, quality of the ministry plan, and availability of funds.
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.