Lutheran Haven: Meeting the Needs of Today...

October 11, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

When you’ve been accommodating the Lutheran senior citizen community for several decades, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll see at least one big construction project in that time. this was precisely the case for Lutheran Haven, a full-service retirement community in Oviedo, Fla., that has been serving the Lutheran community since 1948. “We’ve been here for 70 years, […]

 

Announcing LCEF’s Photo Contest Winners...

September 17, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has many historical and beautiful churches from the East Coast to the West Coast. To celebrate this treasure of our Synod, a few weeks ago we launched a photo contest to help us capture their timeless and awe-inspiring architecture. We are pleased to announce the winners. Drum roll, please … Honorable Mentions […]

 

LCEF Investor Profile: Nate Hausch

September 7, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Orange, Calif., a suburb south of Los Angeles, couldn’t be spiritually further from Hamburg, Mich., where Rev. Nate Hausch grew up.  It’s a culture comfortable with its skepticism and non-belief. Nonetheless, Hausch, associate pastor of mission, outreach and evangelism at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, Calif., is up for the challenge. In fact, he’s very deliberate about […]

 

The Highs and Lows of Life as a Parish Music ...

August 31, 2018 | Posted by Jeni Miller

You know them as the faithful musicians, cantors, organists and music directors who work together with the pastor to illuminate God’s Word through music in the Divine Service. They’re the backbone of the local parish. ever wonder what might take place in a typical day in the life of a rostered LCMS music director? Us, […]

 

How a Demographic Study Could Help Your Churc...

August 8, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Even before the May 1, 2017 groundbreaking, Lord of Life Lutheran Church had a waiting list for the congregation’s new Early Childhood Center in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Lord of Life could see families building homes and elementary schools under construction. But they were unsure how best to connect with these new people and share the Gospel. Through […]

 

What Is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)?

August 1, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

You might be surprised to discover that before the Great Depression only four in ten people owned their home. The rest rented–for good reason. Most mortgages during this time limited loans to 50% of the home’s value. In addition, these loans ranged from three to five years in length, then ended with a balloon payment (which […]