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 […]


Teacher Values Opportunity to Pool Money, Str...

May 9, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Linda Donnay began college with an accounting degree in mind, but eventually switched gears toward education. “I decided to give it a try and see if that’s what God wanted me to do,” said Donnay, a kindergarten teacher, road trip enthusiast and LCEF investor. Now winding up her 30th year in the teaching ministry, Donnay […]


Why Social Media is Important to Your Church

May 4, 2017 | Posted by Emilie Finke

Recently, I was excitedly talking to a friend about the success we’d found in streaming our services through Facebook Live. “It’s so easy! It’s free! It reaches people who are simply scrolling through Facebook!” By the time I finished my pitch, I was glowing. Surely, he’d bow at my feet, eternally grateful for the wisdom […]


Introducing the Amazing Stories of the 2016 K...

April 28, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Last year LCEF launched a granting initiative called The Kaleidoscope Fund, which was established to support ministries that have as their focus outreach and expansion, education and rostered church worker wellness. The response was overwhelming. Shortly after the submission deadline passed, The Kaleidoscope Fund committee convened to review the applications. After prayerful consideration of all […]


When Life is Lent

April 11, 2017 | Posted by Ken Chitwood

As we turn from Lent to the celebration and season of Easter, it is tempting to think that Lent is over. But for some of us, life is Lent.  In the book, “City of God: Faith in the Streets,” Sara Miles wrote, “Lent is the world we live in.” Suffering, decay, and death surround us. Anguish, sadness, […]


How Much Debt is Safe?

April 4, 2017 | Posted by Art Scherer

How much debt is safe for a congregation? Are there alternatives to borrowing? Should we have a campaign to reduce our debt? These are just some of the questions congregations ask as they consider taking on or reducing debt. Both the Bible and sound financial practice caution against abuse and misuse of debt, but there […]