CU Texas Takes Top Honors at LCEF’s 2018 Na...

April 16, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The team from Concordia University Texas, Austin, won Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s (LCEF) seventh annual National Student Marketing Competition (NSMC), held April 13 at the Concordia University Chicago campus. Seniors Madeline Guayante, Carlos Munoz, Ben Balen and Carrie Brown wowed the judges with a confident, fluid, fact-filled presentation. Highlights of their campaign included live chats […]


Changing the Community One House at a Time

April 13, 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 Most people have given up on East St. Louis (ESL). Once a bustling industrial city, the fourth largest in Illinois, ESL is […]


Introducing the Amazing Stories of the 2017 K...

April 9, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

On Monday, April 2, we announced the 2018 Kaleidoscope Fund grant process is now open. We believe this is a perfect opportunity to check back in with the 2017 recipients and look at their stories in full detail. Over the next couple months, we are going to share those stories as a reflection of the […]


Come Join Us for the 2018 National Student Ma...

April 6, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

On Friday, April 13, Concordia University System (CUS) schools across the country will send teams of marketing, communications and business majors to compete in the seventh annual Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) National Student Marketing Competition. This year’s presentation order: Concordia University Portland Concordia University Texas Concordia University Chicago Concordia College – New York Concordia University Nebraska […]


Grants Up to $250,000 Now Available Through t...

April 2, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

On April 2, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) announced the 2018 Kaleidoscope Fund grant process is now open. These grants are open to Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations (including their K-12 schools and childcare centers); LCEF member districts; and offices of the Synod. In the last two years, the fund has granted over $1.2 million […]


A Partnership for the Generations

March 20, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

For Peace Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C., the ball got rolling in 1962 over a partnership that would grow stronger with each generation. The church was formed in 1960, and two years later a building was constructed, thanks to a loan from their district church extension. The pastor of Peace, Rev. Dr. Lloyd Gaines, calls the […]