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



LCEF Kaleidoscope Fund

Grants up to $75,000 Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is proud to announce the 2019 Kaleidoscope Fund grant process will open April 1 with a proposal submission deadline of May 31. The committee will then select ministries from these proposals to apply for a grant. Funds will be granted in amounts between $15,000 and $75,000. […]