Earlier this year, a short-term mission team from Indiana — including TJ Mattick, LCEF district vice-president, and Rev. Daniel Lepley, senior pastor of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and School, Avon — partnered with Fountains of Hope to install two water purification systems at Point of Grace Academy, a Lutheran school in Ogal Beach, Kisumu, Kenya…. Read more »
Who is Lutheran Church Extension Fund? Take a look at some of their current numbers. Through the blessings of LCEF’s many investors and dedicated loan customers, they have been able to help make a difference for thousands of ministries. Want to learn more? Contact TJ Mattick, LCEF Vice-President for our Indiana District, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Young Investors Club of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund has released a delightful video asking children, “What is stewardship?” It’s a resource that can be shared with people of all ages to start a conversation about the wise use of our time, talent, and treasure. Here’s a direct link to the video for sharing… Read more »
Looking for a free and joyous activity for your church with a whole-life stewardship emphasis? There are now three sets of materials are now available for downloading free from the District’s website. These programs from Stewardship Advisors are Scripturally-based, grace-centered, copy-ready, and contain everything your LCMS church will need: Bible studies, bulletin messages, commitment forms, daily devotions,… Read more »
The stereotypical understanding of “stewardship” describes a process of giving, encourages generosity and seeks to inspire sacrificial giving. In my seven years in stewardship consulting, I’ve come to see “stewardship” and “generous giving” as a likely a second dynamic to “receiving” (yes, receiving). The grace to receive, the acceptance of God’s Gifts in whatever sacrificial… Read more »
On Monday, March 6, West Lafayette City Council voted 8-1 to approve rezoning of the Chauncey Hill property of University Lutheran Church. The decision is a final green light for plans to redevelop the corner of State Street and South Chauncey Avenue, and to relocate the church to a new location on Northwestern Avenue. The move… Read more »
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 »