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


2012 LCEF MNS Grants

With nearly 40 qualified applications submitted, choosing only five recipients was difficult for this year's $1,000 LCEF MNS District Outreach Event Grants voting committee. Lutheran Church Extension Fund is blessed to have these funds available to give back to ministry in our district. These funds are a result of the successful partnership between LCEF investors (LCMS members and organizations) and those LCMS organizations we serve with loan funding. Thank you for your support.

Congratulations to our 2012 $1,000 LCEF MNS Outreach Event Grant Winners:

-          Good Shepherd, Owatonna (Food For the Hungry Backpack Ministry)

-          King of Kings, Roseville (Hmong Ministry Outreach)

-          Mt Hope, Bloomington (Ladies Car Care Check)

-          Trinity First, Minneapolis (Community Health Fair)

-          Holy Cross, Prior Lake (Community Lakefront Days)

Please join us in prayer for these ministries and all applicants as they reach out to the lost for Christ in the coming year.   

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28: 19-20