March 13, 2014 | Posted by John Kieschnick
If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a thousand times, “All you have to do to get people to give is to preach the Gospel.” May I suggest that if this were the case churches would never have to worry about money or budget problems? Sad to say, this simply isn’t true. While it […]
March 6, 2014 | Posted by Art Scherer
What a winter this has been! Most of the United States remains shivering into March with snow cover on 49 of the 50 states. It reminds me of the old English hymn: In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, […]
January 20, 2014 | Posted by Ken Chitwood
The other day I was at a pastors’ luncheon, and the speaker was passionately sharing about how to preach and be better cultural exegetes with our preaching. It was good stuff. He said, “Sometimes I write my sermons at Starbucks and as I write, I wonder what it would sound like to the young woman […]
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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.