In This Issue
YI Club
Passionate Believers Conference
Estate Planning
Lutheran Federal Credit Union
LCEF Scholarships
Upcoming Events


SWD Mission and Ministry Outreach Efforts  

Reach Your Financial Goals While Helping

Build the Church

Joyous New Year!

I pray this newsletter finds you and your family basking in God's love and blessings!

LCEF has long supported the efforts of ministry for The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Did you also know there are wonderful efforts to support LCMS' Church Workers? See the ad below.

In the New Year I am pleased to share a NEW LCEF Investment. PartnerPLUS is brand new as of January 1, 2015. Check out all the details on the web and stay tuned for more information. 

Yours in Christ,
Diana S. Raasch, M.B.A, CGP
Vice President
414-464-8100, ext. 25

Take Control of Your Education Debt
"And He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.' Immediately they left their nets and followed Him." 
Matthew 4:19-20.

You've been called to serve as an LCMS Rostered Church Worker, but in the process you've racked up some education debt. LCEF wants to serve church workers so you can focus on ministry. 

LCEF can help you lower and consolidate education debt, including:
  • Credit cards with outstanding balances
  • Loans from family members
  • Private and federal loans for education-related debt
LCMS Rostered Church Workers for more information, visit or call 800-843-5233.

Thank You!
Thank You for being an Investor impacting LCMS ministry!

Please help me share the work of LCEF. A great way to do this is to tell your family and friends about the new ConnectPlus account which earns 3.0% for NEW LCEF investors.

LCEF also has options for children. The Young Investors Club (YI Club) is providing a 3.5% rate for children birth to 18 years old. This is an enhancement program of the LCEF Stamp Program for children.

 Click here to see all of the LCEF investment opportunities.


Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 8am to 3pm
Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church & School, Hartland

The Passionate Believers Conference is only a few weeks away. The brochures have been sent to past participants and all the South Wisconsin District congregations.

Please encourage a group from your congregation to attend this beneficial-and fun-event!

To Do List

In 2015 I will: 

1). Enhance my worship time with family and friends

2). Make my devotions a priority

3). Finalize my estate plan


Did you know that seven out of ten people die without a will? LCEF has a resource that can make this task more manageable. Contact Diana Raasch, or 414-464-8100, ext. 25 for the print or electronic version of the LCEF Christian Guide to Planning Your Will or Trust.


Lutheran Federal Credit Union
Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is pleased to announce that the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has granted a charter for the launch of a Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - focused credit union to be named 

Check out the article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Sunday, January 4, 2015 regarding the Credit Union. Stay tuned for more details.

LCEF Scholarships Available NOW!
There is still time to apply for two LCEF Scholarships. Please share this with the young people in your congregation.

Six LCEF scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to six graduating high school seniors or current full-time post-secondary students at an accredited institution with at least one year of courses remaining. Candidates must also be members of a congregation belonging to The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod located in one of the following LCMS districts: Iowa East, Iowa West, Minnesota North, Minnesota South, North Dakota, North Wisconsin or South Wisconsin. The application deadline is February 28, 2015. For resources, more information and to apply, visit us online at


The Take Heart Scholarship was developed for you, our Y.I. Club World Changers, who are high school seniors and will soon be advancing to your next level of higher education. Three awards available of $3,000, $1,000 and $500 through the Take Heart Scholarship Program. Application deadline is March 15, 2015.  Click here for more scholarship details and to apply.

Upcoming Events


  • January 31:      "Passionate Believers Conference" 
    Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Hartland
  • February 18:     "Ash Wednesday"
  • April 20-22:       "Spring Pastors' Conference - Holiday Inn, Manitowoc
  • June 7-9:           "District Convention" - Concordia University Wisconsin
  • October 12-14:  "Fall Pastors' Conference"
    Stoney Creek Hotel Conference Center, Onalaska

LCEF is a nonprofit religious organization; therefore, LCEF investments are not FDIC-insured bank deposit accounts. This is not an offer to sell investments, nor a solicitation to buy. LCEF will offer and sell its securities only in states where authorized. The offer is made solely by LCEF's Offering Circular. Investors should carefully read the Offering Circular, which more fully describes associated risks. LCEF StewardAccount access features provided through UMB Bank n.a. The StewardAccount is not available to investors living in South Carolina.