LCEF south wisconsin district
May 2014 - Assistant to Assistant
In This Issue
Giving Thanks
Next Generation Leaders
Confirmation Bulletin Inserts
LCEF Internship Program
Pre-Retirement Workshops
News You Can Use in Your Home
Quick Links
- 2014 -
May 1
May 5-7
Best Western, Oshkosh
June 9-13
September 12
Pre-Retirement Workshop
Bethlehem, Sun Prairie
September 13
Pre-Retirement Workshop
SWD Offfice
November 14
PCW Conference
Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc
November 21-23
LCEF Fall Conference

- 2015 -
January 31
Passionate Believers Conference
Divine Redeemer, Hartland
June 7-9
District Convention
Concordia University Wisconsin
Giving Thanks to Him for You
Volunteers make many Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) organizations and ministries run more smoothly and with greater vibrancy. Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is no different. Our volunteers are critical to sharing the story of LCEF and how LCMS members, congregations, schools, service organizations and rostered church workers can share in the partnership.

Please accept our thanks and praise for all you do in His name and to empower ministries in the sharing of the Gospel!
Next Generation Leaders
by Lutheran Church Extension Fund - Blog written by, Rev. Tom Eggebrecht is Senior Pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church, Casselberry, Florida. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership in ministry:
Upon becoming a Pastor of a "new" church almost two years ago, I noticed that there were some intelligent, gifted and talented young people in the congregation. I also noticed that there were was no mechanism or process for them to be trained as leaders. Far too often we complain that our congregations or organizations don't have any new leaders, while at the same time we fail to do anything intentional to see to it that the next generation of leaders is ready to take the reins when the time comes.  Read more...
Confirmation Bulletin Inserts

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2014 Summer Internship Program

As LCEF National did for the first time in 2013, they will once again offer the summer internship

program. Along with the same job opportunities that were offered last year in Information Technology, Lending and Real Estate Management, and Marketing, they will be offering another internship in Ministry Support. We are excited to offer a place for college students to learn more about their potential career endeavors and gain experience in a professional environment.  Click here for more information. 

Pre-Retirement Workshop
Concordia Plan Services and the South Wisconsin District are hosting two 1-day workshops for professional church workers and their spouses to help them understand the process and importance of planning for retirement. 
  • Basic Finances & Budgeting
  • Retirement Income & Concordia Plan Changes
  • Health Care & Costs
  • Envisioning Retirement Life
  • Advance Directives
  • Personal Q&A Time (As time allows)

September 12, 2014 - 9am to 3pm

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

300 Broadway Dr., Sun Prairie


September 13, 2014 - 9am to 3pm

South Wisconsin District Office

8100 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee


There is no cost to attend these workshops!  The district will be providing morning refreshments and lunch. But advance registration is needed for planning. You can register by contacting Karen Rayner no later than Monday, August 22, 2014. We will need your name, spouses name if attending, email address and your phone number. Shortly before the workshop you will receive some preliminary worksheets to complete, as well as questions to begin asking yourself about your potential retirement.


Please distribute flyer to all benefit-eligible workers within your church and/or school.
Rostered Church Worker Loans with LCEF
Church Worker Loans
Lutheran Church Extension Fund
News You Can Use in Your Home
The Best Patio Furniture Cleaners
Before barbecue season begins, you'll want to spruce up your outdoor table and chairs. Good Housekeeping tested eight cleaners (including soap and water) to find out which products are best at eliminating dirt and grime. Click here to see the cleaning products they recommend.

Exercise: The Surprising Memory Booster
Just a few workouts a week can keep your body - and your mind - in shape. Read more...
Mother's Day Recipes
Create your own Mother's Day menu and make the moms in your life feel extra-special with these breakfast, brunch, pastry and dessert Mother's Day Recipes.
Cinco de Mayo Recipes 
Throw a Cinco de Mayo party with favorite Mexican recipes like salsa, quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas, and more.