Strategic Plan - Critical Targets and Values

Click here to see the 2015-2018 LEF Strategic Plan

The Lutheran Education Foundation utilizes the following critical targets and values to pursue its mission and vision:

Critical Targets

  • Visibility - LEF is the recognized supporter of Lutheran Christian education in the Lincoln community.
  • Annual Giving - LEF generates the annual gifts necessary to pursue its strategic initiatives and projects.
  • Planned Giving - LEF nurtures relationships to develop planned gifts intended to help preserve the future of Lutheran Christian Education in the Lincoln community.
  • Governance - The Executive Committee of the LEF provides necessary oversight and accountability to ensure the LEF runs efficiently and in compliance with established policy.


  • Christ-Centered – We are anchored in Christ as we share God’s Grace in Jesus.
    Reference Verse:
    “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:11
  • Stewardship – We make efficient use of the resources God lends us.
    Reference Verse:
    “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
  • Partnership – We partner in ministry with Lutheran churches, families and supporters to provide opportunities in Lutheran Christian Education.
    Reference Verse:
    “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus.”  Romans 15:5
  • Service – We serve by reflecting Christ’s love for us toward others.
    Reference Verse:
    “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”  Galatians 6:10
  • Mission – We strive to make Lutheran Christian Education available to all families.
    Reference Verse:
    “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.”  Proverbs 3:27
  • Excellence – We make use of the best financial tools available.
    Reference Verse:
    “But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”  2 Corinthians 8:7
  • Integrity – We exhibit an uncompromising commitment to ethical decision-making and accountability.
    Reference Verse:
    “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”  1 Corinthians 4:2