Beyond What You Can Measure

March 31, 2014 | Posted by Zach Mcintosh

 Rev. Zach McIntosh is a pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio where he leads the adult education program. Here he shares with LCEF’s readers his thoughts on church leadership: It was the question that frustrated my high school teachers more than any other. After proffering a long dissertation on how to solve a trigonometry equation, […]


Next Generation Leaders

March 27, 2014 | Posted by Tom Eggebrecht

Tom Eggebrecht is Senior Pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church in Casselberry, Florida. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership in ministry: Upon becoming pastor of a “new” church almost two years ago, I noticed that there were some intelligent, gifted and talented young people in the congregation. I also noticed that there was no […]


What is the Future of the Church?

March 10, 2014 | Posted by Randy Raasch

Randy Raasch has served as pastor of First Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cedarburg, Wisconsin for 24 years. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership within the church: It was a great question. Earlier this month I was a speaker at a men’s retreat in Wisconsin. During a question and answer session I was […]


What Motivates People to Give?

February 13, 2014 | Posted by John Kieschnick

Have you ever heard someone say, “The Gospel is the only motivation a pastor should use to move people to give”? If you have, I am 99.99% certain the comment was made by a pastor. I heard it more than once during my 37+ years of pastoral ministry. Obviously, God’s grace in Jesus Christ should be […]


Should Pastors Know What Each Member/Family G...

January 16, 2014 | Posted by John Kieschnick

Over the years I have consulted with many different churches and pastors especially in the area of stewardship. One observation I have made is that there is not a set answer to the questions, “Who should know what members contribute?” and “Should the pastor know what members give?” Some churches take what I call a “super-secret” […]