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


Illuminating urban Milwaukee

LUMIN member school Sherman Park Lutheran School, Milwaukee, Wisc.

LUMIN member school Sherman Park Lutheran School, Milwaukee, Wisc.

September is 'Back To School' month and LCEF upper Midwest honors an amazing group of urban Milwaukee schools. These schools are members of Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative (LUMIN). "It's a blessing to help fund these schools and empower ministry in this place," said South Wisconsin District (SWD)  Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Vice President Diana Raasch. "The staff and students at these schools are accomplishing some really amazing things."


When you invest in LCEF, you support ministry such as this select

group of LCMS schools in Milwaukee. Member schools of LUMIN are Concordia University-Granville, Concordia University-Pilgrim, Northwest School, Sherman Park and St. Martini Lutheran School. Strong academics, Biblical teaching & passionate teachers are what sets LUMIN  schools apart from the rest. LUMIN schools are also a part of Schools That Can Milwaukee (STCM)

Learn more, play this LUMIN video: