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



January 26, 2019 – SWD Passionate Believers Conference

“Joyfully Lutheran – Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Saturday, January 26, 2019 Conference Held at: Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church & School N48 W31385 Hill St., Hartland Keynote Presenter: Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison President, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod     Online Registration and more conference information will be available the beginning of December 2018.

LCEF 40-Month Note at 4%