Visioning — Strategic Planning — Leadership Development
Note: Ministry Clarity processes run concurrently under the guidance of your consultant. Presented below is a general breakdown of each process; your process may be different to best suit your organization’s needs and timeline.
For more information about LCEF’s Ministry Support services, contact your District Vice President.
Our visioning process is designed to discover God’s vision for your ministry. The result of this first step in the process is a clear and concise statement that answers the question: God, who do You say we are? This gives your organization its identity and purpose, which drives everything you do..
Your ministry knows God’s vision and is inspired to pursue it.
Traditionally, a clarity process would include delivering a strategic plan. While effective in some instances, LCEF employs a different approach where we equip your ministry leaders to be the strategic planners as we build the first iteration of the plan. This creates a strategic plan that is dynamic and continually evaluated and updated by the people called to lead the ministries, not an outside consultant. Our Ministry Planning process includes leadership training, Ministry Planning tools development and a facilitated creative session that both models the Ministry Planning process and creates the first iteration of the plan.
Your Executive Director and ministry
leaders are equipped to lead and generate a dynamic strategic plan to move ministries forward.
“Facilities Facilitate.” This simple phrase guides our work with organizations looking to match their facilities to their current and future ministries.
Your ministry has a Campus Master Plan that works to match your facilities to your ministries.
Just as “facilities facilitate,” finances facilitate. In our process of clarity, we first want your leaders to have a solid understanding of current finances and be working with modern tools and practices. Then as ministry plans come together, a clear financial plan is built leveraging development projections, special accounts, endowments, planned capital campaigns and the loan resources of LCEF.
Your leaders have a clear vision of your ministry’s financial future in support of your ministries.
As the clarity process comes to a close, our final goal is to support your communication of findings and plans to your stakeholders/constituents. Solutions will vary and can include designing promotional pieces, forums and special presentation events. When applicable, we help bring together a final presentation for your board of directors so together your ministry can step forward with confidence.
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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.