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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Loan Paid In Full

“We were blessed to fund St. Peter Lutheran Church’s mortgage back in 2002. It was an original loan balance of $540,000,” said Minnesota South District LCEF VP Kurt Fuhr. “Today, we celebrate with this congregation. Through strong and faithful stewardship, St. Peter Lutheran Church of Afton, MN paid off their loan in full . . . Ten years early. Congratulations!” 

left: original church on property; right: photo of new exterior