August 14, 2017 | Posted by Ken Chitwood
It’s a slow creep. Maybe it starts with a simple deception, just keeping a simple offense secret. Then, it was the lust you kept locked behind closed doors and passwords. Then, it was the jealousy that boiled within you as you saw the success of your co-laborers. Suddenly, your life is a tangled mess of […]
August 10, 2017 | Posted by Ashley Davis
Sometimes, reaching out to people different than you can be hard. Trying to acknowledge and respect differences while still conveying the message of God’s love can be extremely difficult. But, with some work, these differences can be respected and God’s message can still be shared. The most important thing is to be sure that you […]
July 27, 2017 | Posted by Emily Briggs
It is no secret that life can be difficult. It can be hard to get up in the morning. It can be hard to make friends. It can be hard to stay strong in your faith. How can anyone be expected to make it through life alone? According to the Bible, we’re not. God wants […]
July 24, 2017 | Posted by Ashley Davis
No one likes being a failure, but sometimes it’s not a waste to have a bad job experience. The following are some ways that failing at a job could be a good thing. 1. Shows you what you weren’t meant to do Many people search for the perfect job. They base all of their studies […]
July 18, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth
Reverend Bart Day, Executive Director of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Office of National Mission, has accepted the call to become the next President and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). Following much prayer and diligence, the LCEF Board of Directors extended the call to Reverend Day on July 14. He succeeds Rich Robertson, […]
July 11, 2017 | Posted by Joe Russo
The moving crew has arrived. The hustle and bustle of boxing up the house where his kids grew up is in full swing. No doubt about it, Ray Jobst is in for an exhausting day, preparing to leave Macungie, Pennsylvania – his family’s home for 16 years – for a new job in the Midwest. […]
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.