LCEF’s Kaleidoscope Fund Announced a Grant ...

September 1, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

The Kaleidoscope Fund, a granting program established by the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), has announced a $250,000 grant to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Disaster Response ministry. The grant is intended for the sole purpose of providing assistance to individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey. LCMS Disaster Response walks alongside disaster victims to provide emergency […]


Reverend Bart Day Accepts Position as LCEF Pr...

July 18, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Reverend Bart Day, Executive Director of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Office of National Mission, has accepted the call to become the next President and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). Following much prayer and diligence, the LCEF Board of Directors extended the call to Reverend Day on July 14. He succeeds Rich Robertson, […]


Recognizing the Sacrifice and Service of Chap...

June 5, 2017 | Posted by Joe Russo

“Our wives feel left behind and forgotten,” wrote Chaplain Scott L. Shields. A sentiment shared by dozens of other chaplains who each year travel to the annual Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Chaplain Conferences, one held on the West Coast, the other on the East. Each year the Department of Defense (DOD) requires each denomination to […]


How to Finally Stop Over-Spending on Vacation...

May 24, 2017 | Posted by Emily Briggs

For me, vacations are the financial equivalent of a gasoline fire starting in my piggy bank. Now, since summer is almost here I am yet again faced with vacation season. This year, though, I have decided to stop spending so much money on vacation. I still want the same experience, but without the same price […]



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 […]