Inspiring stories about your investments making a difference in LCMS congregations across Texas.

Back in 2019, we introduced you to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in San Antonio’s “Shepherd @50” program. The church was celebrating its 50th anniversary and wanted to commemorate it in a big way. So, starting all the way back in 2015, Shepherd of the Hills began discussing the possibility of constructing a new building followed by voting to pursue the project in 2016. 

Shepherd’s commitment to expanding the spaces for God’s ministry made them a natural partner for CEF. “Approaching CEF for funding was a no-brainer for us,” said Pastor Chris Kennedy. “We wouldn’t consider anyone else. CEF is very ministry minded. We want our members to support and invest with CEF.”
With that, in April 2019, the groundbreaking began.

The building will allow us to offer more programs, newer facilities, bigger spaces, and a fresh look to the front of our campus – all for the purpose of fulfilling our mission statement: "leading people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus"! – Senior Pastor Chris Kennedy

Expanding God's Kingdom Together
*For more specifics on terms, see the Offering Circular on our website.
**Amounts over $10,000 receive the Flex Savings rate
All individual Texas District CEF investments (FLEX, fixed and floating rate notes) may be included in a person’s IRA portfolio, through our custodian GoldStar Trust Company. (1) Subject to penalty for early withdrawal. (2) Rates subject to change. Rates reviewed monthly. Texas District Church Extension Fund is a nonprofit religious organization; therefore, CEF investments are not SIPC or FDIC-insured bank deposit accounts. This does not constitute an offer to sell or a request to buy. The offer is made solely by CEF’s Offering Circular.
The mission of the Texas District Church Extension Fund is to extend God’s Kingdom by boldly and responsibly assisting congregations to acquire land and buildings and by linking investors with congregations.

The information available through Extension Extra is neither an offer to sell nor a request to buy any investments. This offer is made only in the Offering Circular which is available by calling Texas CEF at (888) 951-1233, by writing to Texas CEF, 7900 East Highway 290, Austin, TX 78724, or by visiting Texas CEF's website: