A Small Tulsa Congregation Takes Big Step to ...

March 16, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

When Our Savior Lutheran Church decided to take a “big, big step” and build a preschool and child care center, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, congregation questioned participating in LCEF’s Laborers For Christ. “We had never used Laborers, so this was a new process for us to walk through,” said the Rev. Timothy Dreier, Our Savior’s pastor. […]

 

Strengthening Outdoor Ministry for Future Cam...

February 14, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

When a longtime and much loved Lutheran outdoor ministry in Iowa decided to tackle a major update, participating in Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s Laborers For Christ “was not a question but a definite decision,” said Doug Kading, Camp Okoboji executive director. Their role in the new state-of-the-art activity center marks the fourth time for Laborers […]

 

This Is the Number One Reason to Join Laborer...

October 25, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

Although LCEF’s Laborers For Christ is best known for projects like building and remodeling churches and schools, Bob Natzke talks about his two decades with the ministry in terms of people. One such person is Larry, a Bethesda Lutheran Communities resident in Caledonia, Michigan. Natzke met Larry this year when Laborers worked for the LCMS […]

 

Why Laborers For Christ Can Be the Most Rewar...

October 11, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

The first day he worked alongside the men and women of LCEF’s Laborers For Christ, Colin Pay called his wife at the office, urging her to join them. “You have to be here at 4 o’clock! They all get together for fellowship, and it’s so cool!” Colin remembers telling Robin about the Laborers who were […]

 

Former Pilot Lands Longtime Dream through Lab...

October 4, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

Bob Miller flew airplanes as a commercial pilot for 25 years and then took the reins as chief executive officer of a home health company. But six years ago, at 65, he fulfilled his longtime dream. “I always wanted to build churches, so this is a good way to do it,” said Miller, who has […]

 

New Early Childhood Center Expands Reach into...

September 9, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

Despite adding on three times in the last 26 years, Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church in Black Hawk, South Dakota, faced a familiar problem.