What is LCEF? What makes LCEF unique?

Welcome to Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)!

LCEF is a financial organization that empowers ministry. Through the dollars invested by over 50,000 individuals, congregations, schools, organizations and businesses, LCEF assists ministries with customized loans and ministry support services that help leaders respond to growth and community needs. LCEF also offers loans to rostered church workers—those dedicated servants who are on the front lines of ministry.

With our dedicated staff in the National Office in St. Louis, joined by the talented employees in the District offices and volunteers in our congregations and schools, LCEF empowers ministry through a total asset portfolio of $1.8 billion. Now celebrating 36 years as “Lutheran Church Extension Fund,” we are thankful for the blessings God has given us as we seek to serve Him.

How it all began



2017 LCEF Scholarships Awarded to Three SWD Students

Three high school students from the South Wisconsin District have been awarded $1,000 LCEF scholarships to continue their education after high school graduation this spring. Zachary Skovgaard is the first of three 2017 South Wisconsin District (SWD) Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) $1,000 Scholarship winners. Skovgaard is a member of Elm Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church, […]