The GBIF exists solely to lend money to General Baptist churches and related organizations with these objectives:
- to be true to Christian standards,
- to be prudent in money management,
- to build up the ministry of General Baptists through loans for building and expanding church facilities.
Relationship to the Denomination
The GBIF is an institutional ministry incorporated in the state of Missouri as a not-for-profit entity under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. The GBIF is a subsidiary of the General Association of General Baptists, through its Council of Associations, Inc. However, the GBIF is totally dependent upon generating its own revenues. No denominational funding has been applied to this ministry.