INDIVIDUAL PLANNED GIVING OPTIONS
Here are several ways to give and invest as an individual
WELS CEF provides loans and grants to qualified mission congregations, so that through the acquisition of land and a ministry facility the gospel can be spread.
WELS Church Extension Fund (CEF) exists to provide loans and grants for mission-minded endeavors and projects that are under the direction of WELS Home Missions. When you invest with CEF, you help provide the financing so that congregations can acquire land and build or renovate ministry facilities. Here are ways you can invest with CEF:
Certificates – We offer two types of certificates – loan certificates and savings certificates. The certificates pay interest at rates that are set according to the policies set forth under “Description of Certificates” on pages 23-28 of our Offering Circular.
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA’s) are a great way to build your retirement. Now you can help build churches while you are managing your retirement savings by investing in a WELS CEF Retirement Certificate.
Stamp program – A great way to involve WELS youth in mission work at an early age.
WELS has two main endowment funds that provide ongoing and increased financial support to synod missions and ministerial education.