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


Y.I. Challenge - Who's Ahead in Week 2?

Six ministries will win $1,000 in the 2015 Y.I. Challenge from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) – upper Midwest districts!

This is week #2 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 #2 Team Places:

Iowa Districts East and West:

Central L.S., Newhall  
Hope, Des Moines (ahead of Shepherd of the Valley by 1 point)
Shepherd of the Valley, West Des Moines
Two way tie: Trinity, Boone and St. John, Newhall
St. Stephen, Atkins
St. John, Germantown
St. John, Keystone
Peace, West Bend

Minnesota North District:

Gloria Dei, Pequot Lakes 
St. Paul, Melrose 
Alive!, Monticello
Trinity, Staples
Two way tie: Trinity, Fisher and Holy Cross, Saint Cloud

Minnesota South District:

TLO L.S., Eagan
Hosanna, Mankato (ahead of Mt. Hope by 2 points)
Mt. Hope, Bloomington
St. Peter, Edina
Two way tie: Our Savior, Hutchinson and New Life, Hugo
St. Matthew, Worthington
Three way tie: Trinity, Alpha, Redemption, Bloomington and Mt. Moriah, Byron

North Dakota District:

No leader

North Wisconsin District:

Trinity, Athens
Zion, Wayside
St. Paul, Bonduel
St. John, Athens

South Wisconsin District:

First Immanuel, Cedarburg
Faith, Germantown


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!