LCEF (Lutheran Church Extension Fund)


Growing Ministries, Growing Families


The financial support ministry of the Nebraska District covers many aspects of ministry, but all of these areas work together in fulfilling the ministry before us in the Nebraska District. These areas include The LCMS Foundation/Gift Planning, the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, and the District’s Business and Finance Office.

The mission of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund is to support the church in its mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ by being a Christ-centered servant partner of the LCMS, ensuring that funds and services are available now and in the future.

You help ministries grow when you become a dedicated Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) investor. As your LCEF investments grow, so do the resources and services that are used to equip ministries as they embrace God’s plan and share His love.

2017 Outreach Ministry Grants

God continues to bless the Nebraska District LCEF ministry. Over the past several years, we have had the opportunity to share over one hundred outreach grants with congregations and ministry organizations throughout the District. Outreach Ministry Grant applications are available once again this year. The focus of each outreach grant must be to conduct a specific local outreach program, activity, or event designed to reach those who are unchurched or have fallen away from Christ.

Completed applications must be postmarked by April 3, 2017. Questions may be emailed to Joyce Bruha at We encourage you to seek God’s guidance for a mission outreach opportunity in your community.

Click here to download the 2017 Outreach Ministry Grant Application

The Take Heart Scholarship Program is live and accepting essays! This program invites high school seniors who are LCEF investors and are preparing for higher education to complete an essay in 1,000 words or fewer on the assigned topic. The top selections will win scholarships for $3,000, $1,000 and $500. Essays are due by April 5, so please share this information with your congregation this week.

Visit the Take Heart Scholarship Program page on the LCEF website for details and the essay contest’s theme.

Current interest rates for all LCEF Investments
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Current rates for all LCEF Personal Loans
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Current rates for all LCEF Ministry Loans
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LCEF documents and forms
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National LCEF Website

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