Inspiring stories about how your investments make a difference in LCMS congregations across Texas.
Shepherd of the Hills plans for growth
… while sending one of its own to become the Texas District's new president
You can hear the excitement in Pastor Chris Kennedy's voice as he describes the changes happening at Shepherd of the Hills. It is hard to blame him: as the church approaches its 50th anniversary, they are not only sending one of their own members to Austin to become the next president of the Texas District, but they will also soon ...
St. Mark opens doors on new education building
We were thrilled to attend the opening worship and ribbon cutting at the new education building at St. Mark in Houston on August 12. Classes began just a few days later!

[Pictured with ribbon cutters: Dr. Bill Hinz, Director of School Ministry for the Texas District; Becca Jones, Texas CEF Executive Director; and Dallas Lusk, Principal of St. Mark.]
Raelyn Pracht & Rev. Mike Newman
Please help us congratulate and re-welcome Raelyn Pracht, who has been named Marketing Specialist at Texas District CEF! (She's pictured here with President-elect Mike Newman.)

Raelyn has many years of experience as our rep coach, and now is taking responsibility for marketing and communications at CEF.
Current CEF Building Projects
Construction has begun at St. John, Cypress! They're renovating their Christian Life Center, Ministry Center and Administration Building. Click below to see the most current video and watch the others here.
The Family of Faith is so close to opening the doors on their lovely new preschool at Miramesa !

Here are just some of the rooms that are ready and waiting for their little ones.
You came for the rate. Now stay for the ministry!
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 contacting TexasCEF at 1-888-951-1233 or by written request to Texas CEF, 7900 East Highway 290, Austin, Texas 78724 or at TexasCEF's website: