LCEF Investor Profile: Nate Hausch

September 7, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Orange, Calif., a suburb south of Los Angeles, couldn’t be spiritually further from Hamburg, Mich., where Rev. Nate Hausch grew up.  It’s a culture comfortable with its skepticism and non-belief. Nonetheless, Hausch, associate pastor of mission, outreach and evangelism at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, Calif., is up for the challenge. In fact, he’s very deliberate about […]


By Grace Through Faith for Service: A Capital...

September 4, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The last 40 years have been good to Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cary, N.C. What started as a mission plant wedged into rented space has grown into a bustling congregation of 1,500 baptized members. And the place is busy seven days a week.  On Sundays there are four services in three different styles. Throughout the school […]


The Highs and Lows of Life as a Parish Music ...

August 31, 2018 | Posted by Jeni Miller

You know them as the faithful musicians, cantors, organists and music directors who work together with the pastor to illuminate God’s Word through music in the Divine Service. They’re the backbone of the local parish. ever wonder what might take place in a typical day in the life of a rostered LCMS music director? Us, […]


After the Storm: The Body of Christ Responds

August 24, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Having lived in Miami for seven years, Rev. Robert J. Maulella, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Sebring, Fla., thought he knew hurricanes. But Hurricane Irma proved him wrong. The eye of the storm, with 100-plus-mph winds and tornadoes, tore a path of destruction through South Central Florida in late summer 2017. Power poles were leveled, trees twisted […]


Changing Cleveland for Christ

August 17, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland, Ohio, possesses one of the top five best symphony orchestras in the world; is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; houses one of the greatest collections of Asian art outside of Asia at the Cleveland Museum of Art; and claims the single largest theater […]


7 Reasons Everyone Needs an Emergency Fund

June 28, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

As Lutherans, we live by faith, knowing and trusting that God always has our backs. “God works in mysterious ways” is a saying many of us have heard. Within that mysterious way, comes unexpected events in our lives. As good stewards, we’re invited to be financially prepared for opportunities of giving and saving. Having an […]