Administration

Applying for PPP Loan Forgiveness Q&A Webinar

One of the resources available during the pandemic has been the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Designed to help organizations keep their workforce employed during COVID-19, these loans have a unique feature: after a short loan term, some or all of the loan amount can be forgiven. Many... Read more »

Soldiers of the Cross Grants Aid to Church Workers

The coronavirus pandemic and its associated shutdown have led to unexpected and serious challenges for people around the world. Church workers are no exception. In response, the Synod’s long-time Soldiers of the Cross grant assistance program has been “amplified” so that not only those workers who are on the Synod’s roster, but also lay workers… Read more »

St. Peter Lutheran Church (Brownstown) Moving Forward with Expansion

St. Peter (Brownstown) is moving forward with an expansion that will provide a brand-new space for their Christian Education Center, more room for fellowship, and improvements to their traffic flow and parking. The new expansion extends from the east wall of the sanctuary and wraps around the southeast corner of the church. A new Christian… Read more »

Grants Help Church Workers Impacted by Pandemic

A Lutheran school teacher who was unexpectedly furloughed. A school secretary struggling to afford groceries now that the office is closed. A pastor who can’t quite make the mortgage payment this month. These are a few examples of the ordained, commissioned and lay church workers who could receive a special Soldiers of the Cross grant… Read more »

CARES Act update from the Indiana District (April 30, 2020)

Download: CARES Act 2020 District Second Finance Response – 4-30-2020   Greetings in Christ! While the past few weeks have been trying, we hope and pray the churches in the Indiana District continue to faithfully preach the Word in its truth and purity and administer the Sacraments rightly, when and where they are able. It… Read more »

COVID 19 Links

The links below are provided as a tool for churches and schools in their quest for information during the COVID 19 situation. Links on this page will relate to the LC-MS, the Indiana District, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as well as… Read more »

CARES Act letter from the Indiana District

The Indiana District has issued a letter concerning the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act.). Click here to download the letter. “Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) with the purpose of providing small businesses needed funds to survive the current… Read more »

Joyful Response – Online Giving Platform

Get Your Organization Set Up for Online Giving Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) offers an electronic giving platform called Joyful Response for accepting online gifts through your website, a mobile phone app, ACH or text-giving. This platform is available for LCMS congregations, schools and registered service organizations (RSOs).  If you are not currently set up… Read more »

LCEF Loan Remedies

As your ministry partner, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) understands the concerns you are experiencing as we navigate through these unprecedented times. LCEF has employed numerous financial tools to help our borrowers, including several specifically put in place by our COVID-19 Response Team. Assistance is available to eligible Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations, organizations and rostered… Read more »

Soldiers of the Cross COVID-19 Response Initiative

LCEF is immediately distributing $1 million dollars to the 35 districts for immediate relief grants. We extend a heartfelt challenge to our faithful LCEF investors and friends to help equal or exceed the initial $1 million-dollar distribution. The LCMS has itself committed $1.5 million dollars toward this effort from humanitarian gifts already received. Working with… Read more »