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 church extension ministry provides Texas District Lutherans a unique opportunity to make funds available in support of the Great Commission: "Go ye, therefore, and make disciples of all nations." The Church Extension Fund was established by a District Convention resolution in 1888 to provide loans to congregations. The Texas District Church Extension Fund is a ministry of the Texas District. Since 1888, CEF has provided consultation and low cost funding for Texas congregations to build and expand. Today, more than 11,000 investors make the Texas District Church Extension Fund possible. With more than $160 million in assets today, CEF is presently assisting more than 130 congregations throughout Texas with loans to help expand the Kingdom. The goal is to anticipate and be responsive to the ministry needs of the future; to continue to provide quality services, resources, training and leadership, and vision to meet those needs. CEF will continue to assist congregations to reach the lost, disciple the saved and care for people-locally and globally as we identify new and creative ministry opportunities throughout Texas.