Steve Strauch

Budget Cuts

Budget cuts are never easy but sometimes they are a necessity. How does one decide where to cut and what to leave standing? The choices are often different for a small congregation than for a large one, but here are some budgeting principles that may apply to all: Put “First Things First and Second Things… Read more »

ULu Relocation Gets Green Light from Area Plan Commission

One down, one to go! On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, the University Lutheran Church relocation plans received unanimous approval from the Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County. The first of two approvals necessary for the project to continue, this green light is keeping the project on track as #ULuOnTheMove progresses at its well-planned pace. The… Read more »

Lutheran Church Extension Fund

The Lutheran Church Extension fund section loan assistance to congregations and other services to help congregations as they plan new building projects and consider improvements to their existing facilities.  This section also provides information about how members can support the work of LCEF through their invested dollar. What is LCEF? What makes LCEF unique? Why… Read more »

LCEF Services

Need help building your ministry vision? Architectural Demographics Capital Funding Joyful Response Labors For Christ As a leader in the church, you are among the very first to realize that your congregation or school may need to expand mission and ministry. Are your classrooms full of lively children? Do you run out of chairs for… Read more »

LCEF Loan Information

Attention Pastors! Are you paying more than 3.125% on an unsecured educational loan? The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) has developed an educational loan repayment program to help LCMS ordained ministers successfully reduce their existing school debt. With loans directly to the pastor or to his congregation, LCEF can help meet this sometimes burdensome obligation. Two… Read more »