What Is a Congregation Loan?

June 16, 2017 | Posted by Paige Cissell

When European immigrants came to America searching for religious freedom, they needed to find spaces where they could practice and teach their faith. The need for financing the development of church and school facilities emerged. The solution was to establish an internal financing program in which members of the church would directly invest money in […]


Great Advice from Ben Franklin on Preparing a...

June 13, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

During your lifetime, you may work 40 years to accumulate assets and spend 10 to 20 years conserving that accumulation. Through good planning, another wonderful chapter in the book of your life can be completed. A proper estate plan will help give you peace of mind as you provide for those you love and protect both […]


Recognizing the Sacrifice and Service of Chap...

June 5, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

“Our wives feel left behind and forgotten,” wrote Chaplain Scott L. Shields. A sentiment shared by dozens of other chaplains who each year travel to the annual Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Chaplain Conferences, one held on the West Coast, the other on the East. Each year the Department of Defense (DOD) requires each denomination to […]


Inside Look at the Life of LCEF Employee Joe ...

May 30, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Welcome to another addition of “Inside the Life of an LCEF Employee.” Our goal is to introduce you to the funny, kind, generous, helpful and loyal people who roam our halls. And this month, once again, we don’t disappoint. Name Joe Statum What do you do at LCEF? Deposit Operations – Project Coordinator in the […]


The Surprising Key to Reaching This Florida C...

May 23, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

According to the August 2007 issue of MONEY magazine, Lake Mary, FL, was voted fourth best place to live in America. There is something else you should know about this suburban city in Seminole County.“ “Our community loves sports,” says Betty Hoyer, Director of Education at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy. “They like to be connected […]


Caring for the Needs of the Embattled Church ...

May 19, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

“Who is a bigger enemy to the devil than the preacher of the Word and Sacrament?” asks Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, Director, Church and Community Engagement in the LCMS Office of National Mission. “So one way to bring preachers down is to mess with their livelihood.” Dr. Hernandez runs the Soldiers of the Cross (SOTC), […]