Investor Story: Look How Far the Lord Has Bro...

March 14, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The first six years of her life were tragic. Abandoned by her mother, kicked out of her uncle’s home and deserted by her father, Megan Popp and her grandmother wandered the streets of South Korea, dependent upon the kindness of strangers to feed them and outdoor shelters to protect them. Until that is, her grandmother […]


A Beautiful Message for a Complicated World

March 8, 2018 | Posted by LCEF

When a woman from a much different church background told Johanna Ellison she had been searching for a new spiritual home, Ellison understood why her search ended at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lexington, Ky. Although they live in an area where larger, more modern and informal churches are popular, this woman who is now […]


Minnesota Church Plant Grows at an Incredible...

March 7, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

For as long as he could remember, Rev. Paul Lauer had a strong indication they should plant a church in St. Peter, Minn. Our Savior Lutheran Church, Mankato, where Lauer is senior pastor, was involved in the launch of several local ministries. Mankato and the surrounding community enjoyed the benefits, boasting over 6,000 Lutheran Church-Missouri […]


Meet This Faithful Servant of the Church in N...

February 21, 2018 | Posted by LCEF

Rev. Dennis Bartels has been a faithful servant of the Church for 31 years. The majority of that time has been devoted to Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School in North Miami. Before he arrived at the city, people told Bartels he was going down there to close the ministry. Bartels, an Iowa farm boy […]


This Is the Most Significant Thing Unwed Moth...

February 12, 2018 | Posted by LCEF

Over 30 years ago, Ed and Sheryl DeWitt attended a Lutherans For Life rally where they learned about the true atrocity of abortion. Devastated, they walked away wondering: “Wouldn’t it be great to provide a home for single, pregnant women who don’t have any options?” Fast forward to 2009 when their daughter returned home from […]


High School Seniors: Win a $3,000 Scholarship...

February 1, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Calling all high school seniors! It’s that time of year again. We are now accepting essays and applications for the 2018 Take Heart Scholarship! To apply, you must be a high school graduating senior and a Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) investor. In addition, you must be accepted by or intend to be enrolled in a vocational […]