MINISTRY SOLUTIONS Congregations Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) partners with congregations, Recognized Service Organizations of the LCMS and LCMS districts to propel the Kingdom forward. We work primarily through our LCEF District Vice Presidents (DVPs), in partnership with district staff, to serve the church and extend ministries according to God’s will. WATCH DISCOVERY PROCESS GET STARTED

Our congregational processes can be divided into three categories:

Integral to each is our commitment to defining the possibilities God lays before your ministries, designing solutions that work for you, and aligning the resources that God provides. While each of our processes is based on years of experience in the LCMS, all are flexible and built for customization to meet your individual congregation and ministry needs. We do not offer a cookie-cutter approach; instead we truly live out our commitment to be your ministry partner.


Every partnership begins with discovering the opportunities God has laid before your congregation and designing custom solutions that work for you. Our Discovery process brings your DVP and a support process consultant to both learn about your ministries and present what we offer as your ministry partner. Whenever possible, this is done in person with your congregation’s called and elected leaders. A one-day visit includes a ministry and facility tour and a presentation by your LCEF team.

You understand what LCEF offers as your ministry partner.