April 14, 2016 | Posted by John Kieschnick
When Rick Warren founded Saddleback Community Church in 1980, he walked the neighborhood and asked people what “bugged” them the most about the church. He said one of the top reasons given was the church’s focus on money. So, he determined he wasn’t going to preach or teach much about money. Not too many years […]
December 28, 2015 | Posted by Will Miller
Leading the congregation in building relationships with the poor isn’t as easy as it looks. As good hearted as the members of the congregation are, there are a number of real obstacles beyond the initial “unknown factor” that must be accounted for. First, we must be honest about the natural tendency of most congregations to […]
October 15, 2015 | Posted by Art Scherer
I’m old enough to remember the days of a cash-based society when my parents were paid in cash on a weekly basis in their “weekly pay envelope.” My parents and others in their generation did not start out with credit cards or even checking accounts. They had shoeboxes for weekly bills and savings accounts for […]
September 8, 2015 | Posted by Matt Peeples
Since starting The Point Church in 2010 we have tried every kind of marketing you can imagine. Gorilla, traditional and everything in-between. One time we even tried beer coasters in a bar, but that is a story for another time. In the end we have seen some things takeoff, yielding incredible impact, and others fall […]
July 24, 2015 | Posted by Art Scherer
It’s a difficult subject to address with congregations, but as one whose ministry was for many years at the District or judicatory level, I know from experience that many congregations do not take simple steps to protect themselves from the heartache and scandal of financial mismanagement. Every congregation should have written procedures that govern the […]
November 28, 2014 | Posted by Karl Galik
“Yeah, sure, if I won the lotto, I’d….” It turns out this quip often heard around capital campaigns, stewardship drives and other spirit-maturing opportunities, is probably not true. If these people did win the lottery, the greatest likelihood is their poor stewardship practices would be really big poor stewardship practices. In fact, the reflex to look […]
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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.