Rev. Bart Day Installed as LCEF President and...

October 20, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

On Friday, October 20, at The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center (IC) chapel in Kirkwood, Mo., Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan, LCMS Missouri District president, installed Rev. Bart Day as the new president and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). Day accepted the position in July and officially began on September 1. During the […]


Healthy Credit, Healthy Future

October 19, 2017 | Posted by Jeni Miller

Do you ever think about how much more you can impact your community by maintaining healthy credit? Or even about how healthy credit will benefit you and your family? More than ever before, maintaining good physical health, including financial health, is quite the hot topic. And well it should be, especially today, as we recognize […]


The Reformation Explained in Plain Language

October 18, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

What is it about an obscure 16th century Augustinian monk in a small German town that deserves international attention, celebration and recognition? After all, the Roman Catholic Church called Dr. Martin Luther a “wild boar in the church’s vineyard.” The town of Wittenberg, on the other hand, looks more favorably upon the monk. Wittenberg is […]


An In-Depth Guide to the Reformation

October 9, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

It’s right around the corner–October 31, 2017–the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It’s a monumental moment in the history of the Church—started when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of Castle Church. Since then, the task of every Lutheran has been to make known the love of Christ. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod […]


The Hand of God… (Reflections of the Outgoi...

September 29, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

I am just a few short days from my departure as President/C.E.O. of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund where I have had the privilege to lead this important, vibrant ministry of the LCMS for the past eight years. As I reflect on my tenure, what comes to mind is how I have been blessed to […]


How You Can Help Natural Disaster Victims

September 8, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. — Matthew 25:40 In a matter of weeks, the United States is facing the unprecedented aftermath of several natural disasters and the challenges that lay ahead. Hurricane Harvey caused historic flooding in […]