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.

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Expanding in Alexandria, MN

Zion Lutheran Church and School expanded their facility thanks in part to Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) funding, and they continue to grow. The congregation has always placed a strong emphasis on Christian education and has maintained a school since 1890. This year, remodeling and construction began to separate preschool and kindergarten classrooms as well as additional storage and larger entry.