LCEF Announces the 2019 Kaleidoscope Fund Gra...

October 31, 2019 | Posted by LCEF

The Kaleidoscope Fund, a granting program established by Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), has awarded a total of $832,135 to 26 Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) elementary schools throughout the United States.  This year, LCEF narrowed the focus of impact for the grants to LCMS K-8 elementary schools. Eligible grant proposals included faculty enrichment, curriculum development, facility improvements […]


Health Savings Account: 6 Benefits That Might...

September 19, 2019 | Posted by LCEF

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are the crown jewel of tax-advantaged products. The reason is the so-called triple tax benefit. Those benefits include putting money in your HSA without being taxed; earning interest on those contributions without being taxed; and taking qualified distributions without being taxed. Before you can contribute to an HSA, however, you must […]


The Wittenberg Project: An In-Depth Look at W...

October 26, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The city Around A.D. 1180, Flemish colonists fleeing persecution and overcrowding in Flanders settled in Eastern Germany along the River Elbe. Perhaps the wide and languid river proved a substantial source of fish while the land was fertile for harvesting and herding. For whatever reason they chose that particular spot, little could these farmers, traders, […]


Lutheran Haven: Meeting the Needs of Today...

October 11, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

When you’ve been accommodating the Lutheran senior citizen community for several decades, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll see at least one big construction project in that time. this was precisely the case for Lutheran Haven, a full-service retirement community in Oviedo, Fla., that has been serving the Lutheran community since 1948. “We’ve been here for 70 years, […]


LCEF Announces the 2018 Kaleidoscope Fund Gra...

October 10, 2018 | Posted by LCEF

In early October, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) announced the 2018 grant recipients of the Kaleidoscope Fund, a granting program established by LCEF. “This was, as it always is,” said Susan Schaefer, LCEF assistant vice president-Executive Office, “a task steeped in prayer by a committee of dedicated volunteers.” After a full day of deliberating, the […]


Who Is a Christian Steward?

September 28, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

This article is in response to The Truth About Stewardship. Knolhoff thinks the reason why there are so many misconceptions is “that when it comes to stewardship, we focus on what the steward does (stewardship) without ever talking about who the steward is (identity).” First and foremost, a Christian steward is a child of God. […]