Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is a unique ministry-through-investment organization that offers Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod members the opportunity to invest their money, earn interest, and help build LCMS churches and schools at the same time.

LCEF - Central Region serves Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod organizations and members in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Learn more about LCEF at


LCEF Investments Help Ministry Grow

St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wisc. broke ground Feb. 21 on a 17,000 square foot, two-story early childhood education center. The building will double the capacity for the bursting-at-the-seams “Circle of Friends” ministry and also provide needed space that can be used by St. John’s elementary school students.

The expansion is made possible with overwhelming support for St. John’s capital stewardship campaign, launched this summer with the help of LCEF’s Capital Funding Services.