The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence
Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Friday, September 2, 2016
WELS/LCMS Church Growthers in Sleepy Eye
"in hopes to get the congregation out of debt and maintain its school".
Check Out Stroh's Results with Latte Lutheran. Ha!
Cornerstone is a team of dedicated disciples who have a deep relationship and love for their Lord Jesus. We value originality and live grace-filled lives to inspire, share and serve God's kingdom. We work collaboratively, and challenge His people to grow in the grace of giving. We are committed to understanding and teaching that it is not about raising dollars, but raising hearts through a strong relationship with our Savior. We strive to bring honor to Jesus while giving thanks to him for all things. Our team is highly approachable, flexible and resourceful - problem solving is our strength and we are eager to serve.
Jeff is President and co-founder of Cornerstone Stewardship Ministry. He is an eager student of generosity, always striving to learn more so that more can be shared. Jeff is passionate about spreading the message of generosity throughout the church. He has written extensively on the subject. A gifted and proven advisor, Jeff brings over 10 years of active, full-time experience. His wide array of life experiences and an innovative spirit are assets. He loves teaching, which meshes well in serving God’s people. Jeff and his wife Sally reside in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Jeff began Cornerstone in 2002. Contact Jeff at: 920-648-7997 or email@example.com
Tom is co-founder of Cornerstone Stewardship Ministry having served Lutheran churches and schools since 1992 in strategic planning, stewardship and fund development. From his previous administrator roots in Florida, Texas, and Oregon, Tom still possesses a deep passion to grow Lutheran schools, high schools and colleges through creative strategies and 4th source funding. Currently he resides in Lincoln, Nebraska and serves as the Director of Biblical Generosity at Christ Lutheran Church. Contact Tom at 503-702-1345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael is a seasoned stewardship consultant having owned a consulting business serving Lutheran churches, schools, circuits and districts for over 18 years. He has directed 160 plus campaigns across the country and fully understands the Biblical giving process. Michael is an expert in funding and very detailed oriented. He graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska in 1970. Michael’s experience also includes serving as the Director of Development for the Texas District of the LC-MS focusing on funding for missions in the state of Texas. Michael lives in Colleyville, Texas. Contact Michael at: 817-368-4438 or Michael@joyfulgiving.net
John brings to Cornerstone a wealth of leadership and stewardship experience gained from within the church and in the secular arena. His heart for mission and ministry and his passion for connecting people to Jesus were demonstrated in the classroom, the churches he served, the workplace and in his stewardship endeavors. He served the Texas District as Stewardship Executive before beginning Texas Partners in Mission, a ministry to fund new missions in Texas. He also served as a Stewardship Consultant with Pathway Lutheran Ministries and as a Ministry Advancement Associate with Pastoral Leadership Institute. John lives in Georgetown, TX with his wife Shirley. You can contact John at 512-943-0081 or email@example.com.
Elton has a passion for assisting God’s people with pursuing His mission. His extensive experience serving Lutheran congregations both as a parish pastor (24 years) and as a church consultant (since 2002) provides a wide range of insights and problem solving ability in assisting churches with planning and funding. He also conducted the Turnaround Churches in the WELS research project. Elton received a M.Div. degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, and a D.Min. degree (leadership and ministry management) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Gail, a horticulturist, live in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Contact Elton at 608-837-3819 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We give thanks to Ron Roth and his many years of service to the church at large and more specifically to our special ministry. Ron gained entrance to heaven on January 3, 2011, where he met Jesus face to face. Now, he sings praises of thanks to Jesus all the time! Cornerstone wishes to acknowledge Ron’s contributions to our many and varied stewardship material. His writings on grace-based stewardship continue to live on after his death and benefit God’s people in many ways. We are so grateful for Ron’s friendship, time and special partnership with our team. To God be the glory!