What Is a Fixed Rate Mortgage Loan?

July 18, 2018 | Posted by LCEF

Home ownership is like opening a new chapter in your life. A chapter where you put down roots, raise a family, invest in a community and even grow old together. Home ownership is a time when you settle into a place you can call home. Fortunately, home ownership is affordable for many families due to […]


Grace Lutheran Fills Big Needs In Pocatello

July 12, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Starting a private Lutheran high school in a modest-sized community is tough enough. That the population is 60% Mormon is another story. Yet, building such a school is what Grace Lutheran Church, Pocatello, did. Grace Lutheran High School is Idaho’s first Lutheran high school—and is the culmination of four decades of dreams. Over those decades, […]


The Joy A Simple Gift Can Bring

July 6, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

About two years ago, young Ivan Haeflinger of Elma, Iowa, was under the weather. His nose was runny, his body hurt, he coughed and he was tired. It was not a good day for Ivan. That is until the mail came. Around noon, Ivan’s mother, Steva, went down the driveway to fetch the mail. As […]


Fine Arts Center: Brings Hope to a Broken Com...

July 2, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Stepping out of the cold and into the warm light of the Intersect Arts Center (IAC) grand opening is a very unique experience. Less than a year ago, this three-story building–the former Concordia Seminary St. Louis at the corner of South Jefferson and Texas Avenue–was empty and falling apart. Tonight, the 4,000 square foot gallery is […]


7 Reasons Everyone Needs an Emergency Fund

June 28, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

As Lutherans, we live by faith, knowing and trusting that God always has our backs. “God works in mysterious ways” is a saying many of us have heard. Within that mysterious way, comes unexpected events in our lives. As good stewards, we’re invited to be financially prepared for opportunities of giving and saving. Having an […]


LCEF Named Top Place to Work in St. Louis

June 25, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

We are proud to announce Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) was named one of the Top Workplaces of St. Louis for 2018. LCEF was honored in the Top Small Employers (50 to 149 employees) category. While we are grateful for the honor, all the credit goes to our employees and the thousands of investors dedicated […]