LCEF offers a number of Congregation Loans to help your congregation reach its financial goals. LCEF can also help with the financing of your congregation’s school with a School Association Loan.
Secured Congregation Loans can be used for equipment and organ purchases, property purchases, repairs, replacement of HVAC systems and other capital improvements. They can also be used to refinance existing loans.
Your LCEF Construction Loan can help cover the costs of constructing new buildings or renovating existing ones. LCEF’s Construction Loans have just one closing, saving your congregation time and money.
Construction Bridge Loans provide short-term financing to fill the gap between construction completion and collection of building fund dollars. LCEF’s Bridge Loans have just one closing, saving your congregation time and money.
This type of loan helps with short-term capital needs, seasonal cash flow or anticipated cash flow fluctuations.
LCEF’s Jump Start Loans provide seed dollars to support new or expanding ministry efforts. For example, this loan might cover the payment of a new staff member for Evangelism Outreach or a Director of Youth Ministry.
Soft Cost Loans provide working capital for pre-construction related costs such as architecture/design fees, engineering fees, market studies, capital campaign expenses and special assessments.
A Specialized Ministry Loan provides funds to outreach ministries providing specialized opportunities and sharing the Gospel in cross-cultural, low-income communities.
A New Start Loan provides funds for new start congregations. Ministries that qualify for a new start loan are first-time worship facilities. New branches or satellite ministries stemming from existing ministries may also qualify for this loan.
Parsonage/Housing Loans are written to congregations on behalf of a rostered church worker (RCW). These loans are available in states where LCEF is not licensed to provide residential loans directly to RCWs.
LCEF’s Unsecured Loans are written in an aggregate of up to $100,000.
Our SMART Loan for educational institutions is designed to meet the short-term financial needs of LCMS elementary, middle and high school associations and related recognized service organizations (RSOs).
LCEF’s SMART Loan is ideal for:
LCEF’s Organization Education Loan program addresses rising higher education costs and student loan debt, some of the most troublesome obligations faced by many LCMS ministers. Crushing debt may cause ministers to concentrate more on their financial needs and less on their call to serve their communities.
LCEF’s Organization Education Loans are provided to sponsoring LCMS organizations who act as eligible borrowers to support active ordained or commissioned LCMS ministers, typically in the first 10 years after graduation.
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