October 29, 2018 | Posted by LCEF
Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are the crown jewel of tax-advantaged products. The reason is the so-called triple tax benefit. Those benefits include putting money in your HSA without being taxed; earning interest on those contributions without being taxed; and taking qualified distributions without being taxed. Before you can contribute to an HSA, however, you must […]
October 11, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
When you’ve been accommodating the Lutheran senior citizen community for several decades, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll see at least one big construction project in that time. this was precisely the case for Lutheran Haven, a full-service retirement community in Oviedo, Fla., that has been serving the Lutheran community since 1948. “We’ve been here for 70 years, […]
September 28, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
This article is in response to The Truth About Stewardship. Knolhoff thinks the reason why there are so many misconceptions is “that when it comes to stewardship, we focus on what the steward does (stewardship) without ever talking about who the steward is (identity).” First and foremost, a Christian steward is a child of God. […]
September 26, 2018 | Posted by LCEF
Your 20s are full of possibilities. Your career is a blank slate. The world is full of experiences you are eager to experience. You have ideas you want to see blossom. The temptation may be to be carefree, but your 20s are a perfect time to establish some healthy financial habits–habits your future self will […]
September 20, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Steward. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Do you think of someone who looks after passengers on a ship? Someone in charge of dining operations at a hotel restaurant? A nurse? A shepherd? All these ideas are partially correct. They refer to a person who actively manages affairs and looks after people. […]
September 14, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
“To build up the Body of Christ most effectively, church leaders need to know what things have the power to tear them down and where Satan may be able to exploit them.” –Dr. Bruce M. Hartung It’s not easy being a church leader. The devil, the world and our sinful flesh have doubled down on […]
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As a consultant for Capital Funding Services (CFS), Randy enjoys assisting the Lord’s people in experiencing the joys of generosity. He is a firm believer in the Scriptural truth that “whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6). He says, “Stewardship is simply reflecting the image of our generous God, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing.” His leadership has encouraged his congregation to provide generous support for ministries locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Randy has been a parish pastor for 35 years. For the past 28 years, he has been serving First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Leading a large congregation has enabled him to experience six capital campaigns, allowing him to provide great insights to pastors in capital campaigns and stewardship.
Randy has served Concordia University Wisconsin as an adjunct professor of theology for 26 years. In 2010, the university awarded him the honor of “Distinguished Alumnus.” He has also served 12 years on the South Wisconsin District Board of Directors, including six years as Board Chair and First Vice President of the district. He conducts seminars on generosity and provides encounters for parish pastors to discuss cultural issues and the church’s impact.
Randy resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, with his wife, Diana, who is the South Wisconsin District’s Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s District Vice President. They have two married daughters and three granddaughters. Randy’s mission statement is to serve God by serving others.