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


Take the Y.I. Challenge - Who's Ahead?

This is week #1 of three. Places can certainly change from week to week; encourage your LCMS members/school families to take the Y.I. Challenge quiz! This ten-question online quiz will close on Feb. 14, 2015. Watch our postings for winners!

Week #1 Team Places:
Iowa Districts East and West:

  1. Central L.S., Newhall  
  2. Hope, Des Moines 
  3. Shepherd of the Valley, West Des Moines

Minnesota North District:

  1. Gloria Dei, Pequot Lakes 
  2. A three-way-tie between: St. Paul, Melrose, Alive!, Monticello and Trinity, Staples

Minnesota South District:

  1. TLO L.S., Eagan
  2. Hosanna, Mankato
  3. Our Savior, Hutchinson
  4. Mt. Hope, Bloomington
  5. St. Matthew, Worthington

North Dakota District:

  1. No leader

North Wisconsin District:

  1. Trinity, Athens
  2. St. Paul, Bonduel

South Wisconsin District:

  1. No leader 

Weekly results for all upper Midwest districts will be posted on Wednesdays. Watch our newsfeed, Facebook and Twitter so you can easily share an update with your members. Look for fun hints on our Facebook page too.

Y.I. Club members learn to save for future needs, participate in community service, strive for good grades, be good stewards and support ministry. Please share the Youth Investor (Y.I.) Club opportunity with your church/school families, visit to learn more. 

Blessings on your ministry and thank you for taking the Y.I. Challenge!