LCEF

Clean Water ‘4KenyasKids’

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 LCEF?

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 tj.mattick@lcef.org.  

New LCEF Indiana District Vice President

T.J. Mattick We are pleased to announce that Thomas “T.J.” Mattick has joined the Indiana District and LCEF as District Vice President Indiana. T.J., his wife Tomi, and two daughters, Lila and Elin, live in Avon, Indiana, and have been members of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church since 2009. Lila and Elin attend school at Our... Read more »

Kids Explain Stewardship

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 »

New, Free Stewardship Programs Available

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 »

New Stewardship Programs Available for Download

First Fruits Living and Giving Looking for a free and joyous activity for your church with a whole-life stewardship emphasis?  There are now five sets of materials 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,... Read more »

Stewardship Begins by Receiving

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 »

“Green light” on University Lutheran relocation

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

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 »

What is Stewardship?

How would you define stewardship, if you were asked? Listen to these responses by children in this video from Lutheran Church Extension Fund to see how they define stewardship.