May 5, 2014 | Posted by Greg Bearss
Greg Bearss is a church planter and the founding pastor of Lake Pointe Lutheran Church. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership within the church: Often times as leaders we get caught up in fighting many battles for what is right and what we believe in. We fight for ministry and reaching people in Jesus’ […]
May 1, 2014 | Posted by Art Scherer
A man sees an old lady sitting by the side of the street looking very bright and happy. “What is the secret of your long and happy life?” he asks. “Well, I smoke 10 of these big cigars a day. I drink two pints of good rum, and I always have a boyfriend who is […]
April 28, 2014 | Posted by LCEF
The mission and vision of your church permeate every aspect of what the church does. Here is a two minute clip from an interview I did with author and social media expert Justin Wise on the ability of social media to expose the strengths and weaknesses of your church’s mission and vision. [youtube P8Sko4SjpAk] Watch […]
April 21, 2014 | Posted by Ken Chitwood
Jesus told some good fiction. He spun some good yarns and told several scintillating stories. We call them “parables,” and through the creative cooperation of the entire CrossPoint Community Church team during Lent, we explored the depth of this “Jesus Fiction” to reveal this Story Teller, and his Kingdom, in a way many had never […]
April 17, 2014 | Posted by Karl Galik
It’s a tough verb Isaiah is inspired to select: “to crush.” (53:10) In our vocabulary today “crush” is often spoken in casual hyperbole or in a sports metaphor. Someone who wins by a wide margin crushes his/her opponent. Someone who hits a baseball out of the park for the game-winning run is said to have […]
April 7, 2014 | Posted by Jeff Meyer
Jeff Meyer serves as Pastor of a multi-site movement in Madison, WI. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership in ministry: During a recent midweek Lenten service we explored the way Jesus responded in the Garden of Gethsemane to His Father’s call. Jesus responded in silence, sorrow, and submission (see Matthew 26:36-46). With a sense of […]
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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.