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


New Outreach Ministry at Faith in La Crosse, Wis.

Faith Lutheran Church in La Crosse, Wis. was the South Wisconsin District (SWD) Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Y.I. Challenge winner in February 2014. Pictured left is SWD LCEF Vice President Diana Raasch presenting the winning $1,000 to Faith's Rev. Paul Mundinger.

Congregation members plan to use their Y.I. Challenge funds to start Rebecca's Garden of Hope at Faith. The program will provide tutoring and mentoring programs for the community. Learn more about the Y.I. Challenge and how to participate in 2015 if you're a church or school in the upper Midwest districts – Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) at