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 […]

 

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 […]

 

A Dignified Dinner for Those Who Need It Most...

May 4, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Editor’s Note: To celebrate the announcement of the 2018 Kaleidoscope Fund grant recipients, we are sharing the 2017 recipient’s stories over the next two months. See all 2017 stories here as they are published. -LCEF Editorial Team For a large community dinner like the one Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., puts on every Thursday, you would […]

 

Investor Story: Look How Far the Lord Has Bro...

March 14, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The first six years of her life were tragic. Abandoned by her mother, kicked out of her uncle’s home and deserted by her father, Megan Popp and her grandmother wandered the streets of South Korea, dependent upon the kindness of strangers to feed them and outdoor shelters to protect them. Until that is, her grandmother […]

 

God Created You

January 10, 2018 | Posted by Karina Rovey

In life, and especially in middle and high school, it’s easy to feel like we’re not enough. Not smart enough, not talented enough, not funny enough and so on. We become fixated on comparison with those around us and how we must be perfect in every field. Though it is true that we are imperfect […]

 

A New Start For the New Year

January 5, 2018 | Posted by Art Scherer

Way back in 1994, Peter Drucker wrote a piece for the old Net Fax network on “Jumping the Sigmoid Curve.” Drucker pointed out that one of the most useful tools in understanding the natural life cycle of a product, an organization, a church or even a relationship is the sigmoid or S curve. The secret […]