resources

Members and friends of Bethlehem are invtied to consider the resources in this section which are endorsed by their affiliation with the congregation.

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How it all began:

The concept of "church extension" began back in 1902 when members of several congregations raised $400 to start a new congregation in a neighboring community. This sharing of God's blessings and investing to expand Lutherans' ability to share the Gospel continues now through LCEF.

Why do we exist?

We exist for the sole purpose of empowering ministries in Kingdom work. Our goal each day is to identify opportunities to share our resources in order to expand God's kingdom. We want more people to hear and believe, be baptized and grow in the Word and join together in God's saving grace and the gift of eternal life.

Who do we serve?

We are an organization that serves our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) partners in the United States and around the world who are passionate about ministry.

What do we do & how do we do it?

LCEF is a financial organization that empowers ministry. Through the dollars invested by more than 50,000 individuals, congregations, schools, organizations and businesses, LCEF assists ministries with customized loans and ministry support services that help leaders respond to growth and community needs. LCEF also offers loans to rostered church workers—those dedicated servants who are on the front lines of ministry.

With our dedicated staff in the national office in St. Louis, joined by the talented employees in LCMS District offices and volunteers in our congregations and schools, LCEF empowers ministry through a total asset portfolio of $1.7 billion. Celebrating more than 35 years as "Lutheran Church Extension Fund," we are thankful for the blessings God has given us as we seek to serve Him.

Find out more here.

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We offer deposit and loan products to our membership. We have established our online banking and mobile banking products to serve nearly all (if not all) of your needs. So please use those wonderful tools!

We also have available to you over 30,000 ATM’s throughout the United States for your personal use. Look for the Co-op sign sign or better yet, use our ATM Locator and find the one closest to you anywhere in the United States.

We also (yes another also!) have available to you over 5,000 branch locations for you to conduct your personal Lutheran Federal Credit Union transactions. Need to deposit cash into your account? Need to cash a check? Just want to talk to a real live person face-to-face once in a while? Then visit any of the 5,000 branch locations anytime. Use our Branch Locator to find the closest branch to you anywhere in the United States.

We also (we are not done with the “also”!) have 24 hour bank by phone – free! Call our 1-855-726-9021 number and make transfers, get balances, and pay loans by using the touchpad on your phone.

And also (this is the last also) we have actual employees too! Call us anytime between 8am - 4:30pm Central at our headquarters location 314-394-2790 and a real live employee of the Lutheran Federal Credit Union will be happy to assist you.

For more information . . .

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It is God’s mission to rescue people who have become separated from Him, restore relationships with them and renew them for holy living and service to others. His message is simple: rescue, restoration and renewal are found only in Jesus.

In a world now characterized by dizzying change, God has called the Church to join Him in His mission and challenged it to make His message of hope known in today’s post-Christian culture.

At Lutheran Hour Ministries, we want to be your partner in calling back the lost and hurting—back to the Church; back to forgiveness and grace; back to God and His Word.

We have made it our mission to encourage and support you as you respond to God’s call to action. While you may know us because of our flagship radio ministry, The Lutheran Hour, we invite you to take advantage of everything that Lutheran Hour Ministries offers for discipleship and outreach: evangelism training events and resources; opportunities for hands-on international outreach; resource media and materials for men’s ministry; mission resources for children and schools; and much more.

For more information . . .

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In 1869, Concordia Publishing House was founded as a small St. Louis printery with the mission to provide doctrinally sound materials for churches and individuals. Today, our company thrives as a nationally recognized publishing company that offers churches, schools, and individuals over 8,000 products and services. And while we continue to grow from our humble beginnings 140 years ago, our mission remains the same. Read more of the CPH story

Our Mission
Concordia Publishing House is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. It exists for the purposes of strengthening and aiding member congregations in their proclamation of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and working in partnership with the agencies and congregations of the Synod to provide publishing services. On their behalf, Concordia Publishing House will develop, produce, market and distribute products and services that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions and which will effectively serve such proclamation to people throughout the world. All to the Glory of God.

Our Vision
We strive to be the premier publisher and provider of choice for products and services that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions.

To learn more about CPH . . .