Love Without An Agenda

June 8, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle, Ill., is in a unique position. Less than half a mile away on its east and west edges sit two schools: Benedictine University and North Central College. While Benedictine is Roman Catholic and North Central is Methodist neither school puts an emphasis on nurturing students’ spiritual lives. In fact, for some […]


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 […]


Building Hope and Confidence in a Latino Cong...

December 14, 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 Trinity Lutheran Church, Portland, Ore., was reeling. After a long battle with brain cancer, their beloved pastor, Rev. Miguel Francisco Luna, was […]


LCEF’s Kaleidoscope Fund Announces the 2017...

November 6, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

On Monday, November 6, the Kaleidoscope Fund, a granting program established by Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), announced the 2017 grant recipients. The fund awarded a total of $601,000 to 11 Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) ministries throughout the United States. The ministries receiving a grant, along with a brief description of their proposal, are as […]


Why Being Lutheran Still Matters

October 31, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

That we live in a consumer culture is an understatement. We have all the choices in the world. We are mobile and aware of what is going on—not just in the town down the highway—but in Houston, Lisbon, Caracas or Hanoi any time of the day. It doesn’t matter if we live in Portland or […]