January 30, 2014 | Posted by Kevin Creutz
Kevin Creutz is principal of Central Lutheran School in New Haven, IN. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership in education: Ask an adult what his or her favorite memory is from elementary school. What kind of responses do you think you will receive? Will the favorite memory include a test, homework assignment, worksheet, or […]
January 23, 2014 | Posted by Karl Galik
“It’s all the church talks about – money, money, money!” These words, and all of their variations in tone and volume, can be license to subtly, passively pass by the money references in preaching and teaching. It’s one of our culture’s last taboos, isn’t it? From MTV to HBO, it’s easy enough to find pretty […]
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 […]
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” […]
January 13, 2014 | Posted by Jeff Meyer
Here are 7 lessons that emerged for me from Rosaria’s story (and the quotes that inspired the learning). As a leader I long to see these lessons embedded in the culture of our church. “Christians in particular were bad readers, always seizing opportunities to insert a Bible verse into a conversation with the same point […]
January 9, 2014 | Posted by Art Scherer
The beginning of a new year is always a time for setting priorities and reviewing our stewardship of time. This would be a great time to make a list of those things you want to accomplish in the year ahead. It could be things like visiting every home in the congregation, spending more time with […]
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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.