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… Read more »

Facts about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Many in our District have been asking about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health… Read more »

LCEF Offers Joyful Response

LCEF offers an electronic giving platform called Joyful Response, for on-line 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 to take electronic payments please contact T.J Mattick at 812-841-3120 or For additional information go to… Read more »

Concordia Plan offers COVID-19 resources

Concordia Plan Services has shared the following message with plan participants: “With the current situation, you may be feeling anxious about your Concordia Retirement Savings Plan investments and Concordia Retirement Plan pension benefits. While we could not predict the current market situation, we are prepared for it. We have diligently planned for all potential market… Read more »

LCMS Resources in this COVID-19 Crisis

Synod has shared a few resources in this COVID-19 crisis that may be valuable right now. Synod COVID-19 page: Stewardship Messaging: Some other great resources to share right now: COVID-19 & Church Finances Webinar (Thursday, March 26, 1pm ET): Online Church for Beginners: Fast and Cheap Ways to Livestream Your Church… Read more »

LCEF Assistance

Please see the attached letter from T. J. Mattick, District Vice President for LCEF regarding assistance amid the COVID-19 Crisis.Message from LCEF Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Lord is gracious and in control

Dear Friend in Christ, Like you, we’ve watched the rising numbers of those infected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with concern and pray for a swift and full recovery for those who are ill. We applaud the worldwide efforts to prevent further infections and tragic deaths. There is still much we don’t know about this pandemic…. Read more »

ConnectPlus & PartnerPlus Fixed Term Notes with LCEF

Lutheran Church Extension Fund has made some changes to their ConnectPLUS and PartnerPLUS programs. There is a minimum of $500 to start, with 2.5% – 3.0% interest rates available on your fixed rate term note. Contact TJ Mattick, our Indiana District Vice President & LCEF Representative at or 812-841-3120 to learn more. Download a… Read more »

LCEF Has New Rates Available for November

LCEF has some new rates available in November. Want to learn more? Contact our Indiana District LCEF representative, TJ Mattick, at You can also learn more at