Leadership Thoughts from Mr. T.J. Mattick

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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…

Mr. Thomas J. “T.J.” Mattick is District Vice President of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF).