A New Start For the New Year

January 5, 2018 | Posted by Art Scherer

Way back in 1994, Peter Drucker wrote a piece for the old Net Fax network on “Jumping the Sigmoid Curve.” Drucker pointed out that one of the most useful tools in understanding the natural life cycle of a product, an organization, a church or even a relationship is the sigmoid or S curve. The secret […]

 

Greater Expectations

December 15, 2017 | Posted by Dominic Rivkin

So here’s how I imagine things went down: John the Baptizer is locked up in a tiny cell. In the deep darkness of this smelly prison, he wonders what has gone wrong. He adjusts his itchy camel-hair tunic and paces back and forth, playing the whole thing over in his head. This crazy call to […]

 

Recognizing the Sacrifice and Service of Chap...

December 4, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Editor’s Note: To celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Kaleidoscope Fund grant recipients, we are sharing the 2016 recipient’s stories over the next two months. See all 2016 stories here as they are published. -LCEF Editorial Team “Our wives feel left behind and forgotten,” wrote Chaplain Scott L. Shields. A sentiment shared by dozens of other chaplains […]

 

Introducing the Amazing Stories of the 2016 K...

November 9, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

On Monday, November 6, we announced the 2017 Kaleidoscope Fund grant recipients. Consistent with LCEF’s mission, the committee selected ministry ideas that are related to the expansion, enrichment and energizing of Christ’s Church. The variety of ideas and creativity in the grant applicants was impressive. More importantly, LCEF President and CEO Bart Day said, “Congregations, schools and our workers […]

 

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, […]