Caring for the Needs of the Embattled Church ...

May 19, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

“Who is a bigger enemy to the devil than the preacher of the Word and Sacrament?” asks Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, Director, Church and Community Engagement in the LCMS Office of National Mission. “So one way to bring preachers down is to mess with their livelihood.” Dr. Hernandez runs the Soldiers of the Cross (SOTC), […]



May 18, 2017 | Posted by Randy Raasch

My wife and I recently returned from a two-week trip to the British Isles. We decided that while overseas we didn’t need to pay for an international plan on both of our cell phones. My wife’s job requires her to be available daily so those she serves are able to communicate with her on a […]


The Amazing Things That Can Happen When You S...

May 17, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey

Around school and in my friend group, I’ve been known for having a “club addiction.” That is, I’m somehow involved in over half of the clubs my school has to offer. Now, I’m not saying that’s always necessarily a good thing (I often find myself over-committed). But I do believe that my involvement has expanded […]


The Wonderful Things You Can Learn about Stew...

May 16, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Rev. Ryan Tinetti knew his congregation would benefit from their Biblically based stewardship emphasis, but the Spokane, Washington, pastor was a bit surprised when a member actually thanked him. “She appreciated that it wasn’t a guilt trip reprimanding her to give more, but more an invitation to grow in her faith,” Tinetti said of LCEF’s […]


Do’s and Don’ts of Creating a Fin...

May 11, 2017 | Posted by Taylor Overstreet

“May we have the Financial Report?” I’ve heard that request in several congregations I have served as a District staffer and a consultant. The answers often fall into one of these categories: “I don’t have the figures with me. They are pretty much the same as last month. But we are in good shape. All the […]


5 Ways For Teens To Make Some Easy Cash

May 10, 2017 | Posted by Jenna Johnson

I go to Mexico every year on a mission trip with my church group, but I have to pay $400 for it. My grandparents paid for my first trip when I was in 7th grade, but I’ve had to think of my own ways to come up with my own money every other year. Here […]