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 […]

 

Church Anchors ‘Melting Pot’ Ministry on ...

November 29, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

Families who send their children to Trinity Lutheran School in Wahiawa on Oahu reflect the mix of people who call this most densely populated of the Hawaiian Islands home – natives born and raised here, newcomers from other countries and people serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. “We’re truly a melting pot right in the middle of […]

 

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.