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 […]

 

LCEF Announces the 2018 Kaleidoscope Fund Gra...

October 10, 2018 | Posted by LCEF

In early October, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) announced the 2018 grant recipients of the Kaleidoscope Fund, a granting program established by LCEF. “This was, as it always is,” said Susan Schaefer, LCEF assistant vice president-Executive Office, “a task steeped in prayer by a committee of dedicated volunteers.” After a full day of deliberating, the […]

 

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 […]

 

Love Without An Agenda

June 8, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle, Ill., is in a unique position. Less than half a mile away on its east and west edges sit two schools: Benedictine University and North Central College. While Benedictine is Roman Catholic and North Central is Methodist neither school puts an emphasis on nurturing students’ spiritual lives. In fact, for some […]

 

How One District Is Transforming Their Leader...

June 1, 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 Transition rarely happens without complication. The way Rev. Robert A. Schulze sees it, it’s also ripe with opportunity. Schulze, who graduated from […]

 

This Is What Happens When Light Invades Darkn...

May 18, 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 Living in America you don’t have to go far to participate in world missions. The world is at our doorstep. This is […]