42 Years of Ministry Partnership!

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) celebrated its 42nd Anniversary in June. 

This link to Interest Time looks into a brief history and has stories about how God has blessed this “partnership ministry” so that the message of the Gospel is shared.

Our investors  faithfully support the work of LCEF while earning good interest on their funds. Now for then ever your dollars are helping schools, churches, LCMS ministries and RSOs. 


If you are an investor - THANK YOU. If you are not an investor we encourage you to explore the various investment options we have available. Contact susan.olson@lcef.org or or visit lcef.org

One of the resources available during the pandemic has been the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Many Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) borrowers and others within our church body received PPP loans and are at the point of applying for loan forgiveness.

To help you navigate through the forgiveness process, LCEF invited two SBA representatives from the St. Louis District Office to offer helpful advice and insights

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Are you in need of some inspiration

and ideas for your ministry?

LCEF’s team of consultants

offer some suggestions in several

short videos at the link below.

Check back - new videos are added frequently.

Additional remedies are available now

for any LCMS/RSO ministry needing

longer term assistance due to Covid-19.

Options include:

Expedited Lines of Credit

Loans with 0% interest and 0% payments

(for a portion of the loan term)

Call Center hours

Open 7:00am to 5:00pm Central time

Since 1978, our investors have made it possible for Lutheran Church Extension Fund to support the work of tens of thousands of Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod individuals and ministries through loans and ministry support.

LCEF is a nonprofit religious organization: therefore. LCEF investments are not FDIC-insured bank deposit accounts This is not an offer to sell investments. nor a solicitation to buy LCEF will offer and sell its securities only in states where authorized The offer is made solely by LCEF's Offering Circular Investors should carefully read the Offering Circular. which more fully describes associated risks The State of Washington has adopted a regulatory position that currently prohibits residents of Washington State from opening a new investment unless they are already an LCEF investor and 18 years or older Lutheran Church Extension Fund-Missouri Synod 10733 Sunset Office Drive. Suite 300. St Louis. MO 63127-1020 800-843-5233 lcef.org. NMLS #3444

Portland-Metro:  503-288-8383

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Portland OR 97212

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