Ohio District Lutheran Church Extension Fund ...

April 21, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Since 1981, the Ohio District Lutheran Church Extension Fund, Inc. (ODLCEF) has been a blessing to our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations, schools and organizations enabling them to borrow funds for expansion, renovation or new construction. These loans were made possible through investments in the ODLCEF, which has enabled this organization to make a significant […]


Cutting Through the Noise

April 20, 2017 | Posted by Tom Eggebrecht

Let’s face it. We live in a noisy world. The majority of messages sent are never seen or heard by the intended audience. Unfortunately, the same is true for the most important message in the world: The Gospel of the forgiveness of sins by grace, through faith, because of Jesus Christ. If we want our […]


CU Texas Wins First Place at Sixth Annual Nat...

April 8, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

“They don’t need me. They’re all over-achievers,” said Spencer Maass, credit analyst at the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) and mentor to Concordia University Texas, the team that took top honors in this year’s National Student Marketing Competition (NSMC). Texas won first place last year, too. Seniors Taylor Schmidt, Carlos Munoz, Jacqueline Knell and Race […]


Come Join Us for 2017 National Student Market...

April 3, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

“There’s nothing else like this–a great opportunity for the students,” said Lee Pilz of Concordia University Texas. He was the marketing instructor and faculty advisor for the team of Ryan Bertsch, Felicite Harrison, Daniel Huggett and Jacqueline Knell during the 2016 National Student Marketing Competition. Along with gaining real-world experience that looks good on a […]


Inside Look into the Life of LCEF Employee Jo...

March 28, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Name Jon Clark What do you do at LCEF? Keep the bad guys out of our stuff. Not official enough? As Vice President of Information Security I vigorously defend our customers’ personal information against sundry threats from enemies both foreign and domestic. How long have you been at LCEF? 13 years by the calendar, but […]


Stewardship Really Begins by Receiving

March 27, 2017 | Posted by Karl Galik

The stereotypical understanding of “stewardship” describes a process of giving, encourages generosity and seeks to inspire sacrificial giving. In my seven years in stewardship consulting, I’ve come to see “stewardship” and “generous giving” as a likely a second dynamic to “receiving” (yes, receiving). The grace to receive, the acceptance of God’s Gifts in whatever sacrificial […]