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Assistant to Assistant
March 2016
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March 27, 2016
Easter Blessings

April 11-13
Spring Pastors' Conference
Oshkosh, WI
July 9-14
Synod Convention
Milwaukee, WI

July 16-20
National Youth Gathering
New Orleans, LA

LCEF Upper-MidWest Districts
(Iowa East & West, Minnesota South, 
North Dakota, North & South Wisconsin) 

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The Power of Communicating Your Purpose
Billy works with churches, organizations, and leaders to develop and produce creative ministries that work to effectively reach the culture today. Formerly a dancer/performer, with an undergrad in secular Religious Studies, and experience in digital arts & design, he is currently campus pastor at the University of Central Florida & works through his company RevCreative.
While doing some research for a large church organization I work with, I found myself digging where I often find myself: Disney. Specifically, I was studying what makes Walt Disney World so successful and dominating. Without boring us all with too much of the details, multiple writers led me to one main point: Disney knows and celebrates its purpose. (FYI: To make people happy.)

Purpose, in this research, is synonymous with the "why" of an organization. Why do you do what you do? Why do you exist? Why do your employees get up and come to work?

Click here to read the full article.
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Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 13, 2016

Summer Internship Program
Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) announces its Summer Internship Program for summer 2016. The program will provide an opportunity for college students to explore career paths and gain valuable work experience in many areas of LCEF.
An internship at LCEF will give the students real-world experience in an environment that is intellectually challenging and rewarding. The interns will gain valuable on-the-job experience and develop professional skills while learning about career opportunities at LCEF. Interns will benefit from a supportive, ministry-oriented environment.
One intern position available for each of these departments:
  • Information Technology
  • Lending & Real Estate Management
  • Marketing

If you are interested to intern in one of the three positions listed, click here for applicant qualifications and required forms.

High School Seniors!
College Scholarship Opportunity!


In its second year, LCEF offers the Take Heart Scholarship for Y.I. Club World Changers who are high school seniors and will soon advance to the next level of higher education. Up to three seniors will be awarded $3,000, $1,000 or $500 as they begin their new journey into higher education.


Seniors must complete the application and required essay by April 6. Scholarship recipients will be announced April 28.


Learn more about eligibility, essay question and the submission deadline here.

Spring Promotional Resources
Below are the updated resources for your bulletins, powerpoint presentations, newsletters and/or websites. Please let me know if you would likeany of these printed for display.

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SWD Stewardship:
Spaghetti Dinner Benefit
for Aaron and Catrina Kagerbauer 
  • Date:      Saturday, March 12, 2016
  • Time:     4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Place:     St. Paul's Lutheran Church 
                       8080 North 47th St., Brown Deer
  • Tickets:  Age 13 and older  - $10
                   Children 6-12 - $5
                   Children 5 and under - FREE

On October 26, 2014 Aaron Kagerbauer suffered a massive heart attack at the young age of 31. After this heart attack, Aaron learned he had Reduced Ejection Fraction (HREF), or systolic heart failure. Over the next several months Aaron was receiving treatments to try to improve his heart function, however, a LifeVest external defibrillator and a Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator were not able to improve the functioning of Aaron's heart. It was determined Aaron would need a heart transplant.

Aaron and Catrina's great faith has comforted them through these difficult few years. unfortunately, the medical bills that accompany the treatments have placed a great burden on the family. Catrina is a teacher at Trinity Early Childhood Center, and the staff would like you to join them in showing appreciation for Catrina, by sharing a meal and fellowship with the Kagerbauers.


***If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please contact Amana at 


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Volunteers Needed!
LCMS National Convention - July 9-14, 2016


Online Volunteer Signup is now available for those wishing to become involved with this summer's LCMS National Convention, July 9-14. Our South Wisconsin District is excited to be the hub of all the activity this year as this 66th tri-annual convention will be held at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. Choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities, pick your available days and times, and become a part of this exciting event!


To access this online tool, go to and follow the link to "LCMS National Convention" on the home page. A form you can print and mail to the District office is also available there. Please call the District office, 414-464-8100, if you have any questions. 

Pre-Retirement Workshop
Saturday, April 9, 2016
9am to 3pm
South Wisconsin District Office
8100 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee
This FREE workshop is designed for all professional church workers of any age (and their spouses), but is especially important for those within 20 years of retirement. It is intended to help you understand the process of planning for retirement, and all of the decisions that go into deciding when to retire.
Download flyer to share with your church/school staff.
Advanced registration is required. Please contact Karen at the District office to register for this workshop. or 414-464-8100, ext. 743.     

Concordia Plan Services Benefit Features:


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.