Privacy Policy

Indiana North American Missions (“Company,” “we,” or “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy governs your access to and use of, including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through (the “Website”), whether as a guest or a registered user.

When accessing the Website, the Company will learn certain information about you, both automatically and through voluntary actions, you may take, during your visit. This policy applies to information we collect on the Website and in email, text, or other electronic messages between you and the Website.

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by the Privacy Policy. If you do not want to agree to the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

Children Under The Age Of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.

If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us here.

Information We Collect About You

When you access the Website, the Company will learn certain information about you during your visit.

Information You Provide To Us. The Website provides various places for users to provide information. We collect information that users provide by filling out forms on the Website, communicating with us via contact forms, responding to surveys, search queries on our search feature, providing comments or other feedback, and providing information when ordering a product or service via the Website.

We use information you provide to us to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve our overall performance, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technology. As you navigate through our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This will generally include information about your location, your traffic pattern through our website, and any communications between your computer and our Website. Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information. We use this data to improve our Website and our service offerings. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected information with your personal information.

Use of Cookies And Pixels

As with most other websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

The Company reserves the right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. The Company reserves the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.

Third-Party Use Of Cookies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, by mail, and by telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address, or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below.

Email Policies

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the section titled Disclosure of Your Information.

We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from our organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.

Our emails provide users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us and our partners by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any e-mail they receive from us at any time.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.

How And Why We Collect Information

The Company collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register to download a book or resources, sign up for our newsletter, and/or purchase a product from us, we collect your information. We use this information to track your preferences and to keep you informed about the products and services you have selected to receive and any related products and/or services. As a visitor to this Website, you can engage in most activities without providing any personal information. It is only when you seek to download resources and/or register for services that you are required to provide information.

If you are outside the European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by the Company on this Website, we will automatically enroll you to receive our free email newsletter. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send.

If you are in the European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by the Company on this Website, we will only enroll you to receive our free email newsletter if you affirmatively consent to it. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

We use personal information for purposes of presenting our Website and its contents to you, providing you with information, providing you with offers for products and services, providing you with information about your subscriptions and products, carrying out any contract between you and the Company, administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.

From time to time, we may use the information you provide to us to make you offers to purchase products and services provided by third parties in exchange for a commission to be paid to us by such third parties. Should you opt to take part in such promotions, the third parties will receive your information.

From time to time, we may use the information you provide to us to display advertisements to you that are tailored to your personal characteristics, interests, and activities.

Disclosure Of Your Information

As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected whether automatically or through your voluntary action.

We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the purpose of providing our services to you.

We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms of service or any other agreement between you and the Company.

We may provide your information to any successor in interest in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets and/or business.

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity to do so.

How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?

We employ commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party vendors.

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email.

The Company may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Company uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Policy Changes

Our policy is to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email to the email address specified in your account and/or through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the bottom of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Visitors’ GDPR Rights

If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:

We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) the Company decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.

You have the right to request access to your data that the Company stores and the right to either rectify or erase your personal data.

You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.

You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.

To the extent that you provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.

We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.



The definition and parameters of a daughter work according to the United Pentecostal Church Incorporated Manual are as follows:

  • A Daughter congregation is a congregation which has met at least three months, and is the result of the concerted efforts of an established mother church to plant a new congregation.
  • The Daughter Work holds at least one service per week apart from the mother church, and is under the general oversight of the pastor of the mother church.



Existing Daughter Works and/or new daughter works are varied from each other depending on the mother church and its investment financial or otherwise. However, there are certain requirements that the Indiana NAM Department have that qualifies a daughter work to receive support in the form of financial grants.

To receive Indiana NAM Grants, the requirements are as follows:

  • Senior Pastor and Daughter Work Pastor, (if different), MUST be in good standing in the Indiana District as outlined by the Indiana District Manual.
  • While it is NOT a requirement for the “Mother Church” to be affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church Incorporated during the daughter work status timeframe of 3 years, it MUST be in good standing with the United Pentecostal Church Incorporated on a district and national level.
  • NOTE: Regarding affiliation, if/when the daughter work becomes an autonomous work, it will have to be affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church Incorporated to receive any grant funds on a district or national level.
  • MUST not be conducting services in the same building as the “Mother Church”.
  • MUST be having services within a reasonable distance from the nearest UPCI pastor and that has been approved by the Presbyter of the section in question.
  • The Senior Pastor must have a vision for the Daughter Work to become an autonomous work in the foreseeable future and does not expect it to happen at any particular set time from the INNAM Department.
  • MUST meet the Indiana NAM Board each year to review the annual request of Senior/Daughter Work pastor, and should expect a semi-annual follow-up regarding any funds being approved go directly to said requested need in the daughter work.
  • Must meet any other expectations as outlined by the Indiana NAM Department especially those already determined for new autonomous works in Indiana.
  • NOTE: While the approval of said “Daughter Work” is dependent upon several factors that contributes to approval, the overall approval is based predominantly upon the Lead pastor and his/her standing in the Indiana District. Furthermore, the senior pastor of the mother church will be applying for status and annual approval, NOT the Daughter Work pastor (if different).
  • NOTE: It should be understood at the outset, that any Daughter Work grants approved will only go towards Daughter Work needs. It is meant for purchasing material assets for such things as, but not limited to sound systems, pulpits, chairs, pews, etc. It is not meant for ‘consumable investments’ such as salaries and building rent.



As an approved daughter work, the senior pastor can expect some things as well:

  • A 3-year provisional status in receiving Indiana NAM Grants
  • Participation in any Indiana NAM Missionary training
  • Once the 3-year provisional status is completed and the Daughter Work is progressing into a full autonomous work, (i.e., North American Missions Status), can then begin their 5-year status as an Indiana NAM Missionary.

NOTE: As this happens, it allows the new autonomous work to be eligible for national NAM Grants and as well as continue receiving Indiana NAM Grants).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Christmas for Christ?

Christmas for Christ is a North American Missions effort by which funds are raised at Christmastime in North American churches to sponsor missionaries and support various North American Missions ministries in the United States and Canada.

What types of allocations are available and how may the funds be used?

Personal Assistance:

A monthly allocation to assist the church-planter with living expenses.

Property Lease:

A monthly allocation used to rent/lease a facility for congregational meetings.

Property Purchase:

A onetime allocation to purchase property or an existing building.

Property Remodel:

A onetime allocation to renovate a building already owned by the congregation.

Where can I find a Christmas for Christ Application?

The Christmas for Christ application is available through your District Office, North American Missions, or online at

When are Christmas for Christ applications due?

Applications are due to North American Missions by January 15. Late applications receive little or no consideration.

How does one apply for Christmas for Christ support?

Applicants submit a Christmas for Christ application. The application must be complete and accurate for consideration. The applicant must be a licensed minister of the United Pentecostal Church International. Further, the application must have the signatures of the District Superintendent, District Secretary and North American Missions Director in the district where the church is started.

**NOTE** In some cases, a minister will be moving to another district, but the transfer of credentials is not yet complete. In this case, the applicant must receive signatures from the District Superintendent, District Secretary and North American Missions Director in which they reside AND the signatures of District Superintendent, District Secretary and North American Missions Director where the church will be started.

What is the maximum amount of funding available each year for assistance?

The missionary may request up to $2,000.00 per month ($24,000 per year) for monthly allocations (Personal Assistance or Property Lease) and up to $15,000 per year for onetime allocations (Property Purchase or Property Remodel).

How many years can a church planter receive Christmas for Christ Funding?

A Christmas for Christ Missionary is eligible for monthly allocations (Personal Assistance or Property Lease) for up to 3 years. A missionary is eligible for onetime allocations (Property Purchase or Property Remodel) at any time during his 5-year North American Missions’ status.

Where do I send the completed application?

Send the application to the District North American Missions Director where the church is located. Once reviewed and all necessary signatures have been acquired, it is then the District North American Missions Director’s responsibility to send the application to North American Missions.

*Please do not submit unsigned applications to North American Missions. All applications must go to the District first.

What is the responsibility of my district in regards to my application?

The District Executive Committee is responsible for review, approval and authorization of the application. Once completed, it is the District North American Missions Director’s responsibility to send the application to North American Missions.

When the application pertains to the purchase of property, it is the responsibility of the District North American Missions Executive Committee to investigate and inspect the property, check city regulations and all other matters related to the property.

Since funds cannot be invested in property held in the name of an individual, it is recommended that the district assist the missionary in selecting the trustees. This should be discussed with the missionary when he is approved to start a new work or before the property is purchased.

A standard lien attachment is developed by each district in harmony with the laws of each state or province. The lien document is simple and free of unnecessary encumbrances. The lien attachment applies to all North American Missions churches receiving any UPCI monies invested in real property. Examples include: Sheaves for Christ property grants, Christmas for Christ property grants, Church-In-A-Day property loans, & property appropriations from district funds.

It is necessary that the district officials take the initiative to set the church in order as soon as possible according to the current issue of the Manual of the United Pentecostal Church International.

Do I need to submit any other items along with the application?

All applications require a current photo of the church planter and family.

Property Purchase applications require pictures of the building or land to be purchased and a copy of the purchase contract.

Property Lease applications require pictures of the building to be leased and a copy of the lease agreement.

*Incomplete or unclear applications may be returned to the applicant for further information or may be removed from consideration.

What are the requirements of the church planter’s church BEFORE the application is submitted to the District?

Churches must be autonomous (daughter works are ineligible for Christmas for Christ funds) and set in order according to the current issue of the Manual of the United Pentecostal Church International. It is advisable that churches be locally incorporated.

The property is to be held in trust by the trustees for the local church, and not in an individual’s name. North American Missions funds are not invested in property in which the title of ownership is held in question. Provision should be made in the church by-laws for the trustees and their duly elected successors. In addition to the pastor, two of the following three persons and their successors should be listed:

District Superintendent

District North American Missions Director

Sectional Presbyter

To receive Christmas for Christ funds, the church must be affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International. Affiliation may be accomplished at the time the missionary receives district board approval. Completed Affiliation applications are submitted to the General Secretary of the UPCI.

Who makes the decision regarding the allocation of Christmas for Christ funds?

The North American Missions Administrative Committee, as defined by the UPCI Manual, reviews and researches each application. Input regarding the priority of the applications is given by the District North American Missions Director for each applicant.

How long before the applicant learns whether an application was funded?

The North American Missions Administrative Committee meets in March. All applicants are notified as to the disposition of the matter by early April.

If my application is not awarded funding, what are my options?

If not funded, you will receive a letter noting the same; however, you will have the option of applying for assistance the following year if still on site and under North American Missions’ status.

If the funding is for the purchase of property, you may be counseled to apply for Sheaves for Christ funding. These grants are available from the General Youth Division of the United Pentecostal Church. Sheaves for Christ grants can only be used to purchase or improve real property and cannot be applied to leased property. The youth division makes their allocations each fall during the General Conference.

If approved for funding, what are my responsibilities?

You will receive a notification letter which will inform you of the funding start date.

ALL allocations are made payable to the church.

All allocations are held until church affiliation is verified.

One-time allocations (Property Purchase or Property Remodel) are held until your District North American Missions Director contacts North American Missions and requests the funds. Once requested and affiliation has been verified, the funds are sent to your district office for distribution.

Approved missionaries must complete the church-planting training provided by North American Missions. Missionaries are given a reasonable amount of time to complete the training. If the training is not completed, allocations are suspended until the training is completed.

Each month the missionary submits an online report to North American Missions and the District North American Missions Director. The report must be received in order for the next month’s allocation to be released.

*When submitting this application, please include a personal letter covering anything you feel is important to express your burden more fully.

May the Lord bless you in planting a church!

Carlton L . Coon, Sr.

General Director of North American Missions

United Pentecostal Church International