The Greatheart's Table Newsletter

A free subscription based newsletter geared for pastors and those in pastoral ministry, and those who care for them – spouses, leaders, their kids, and such. You can check it out, subscribe, and let me know what you think all by clicking the link down below.

In addition, for those who want the content but prefer to receive it in an audio format I produce the Greatheart’s Table Podcast. The podcast mirrors the content of the newsletter and, like the newsletter, is intentionally focused and short. You can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, such as AppleGoogle, and Spotify!

60. “Strive for Excellence” and Other Pathways to Burnout
I have to confess that in many practical matters, I’m a slow learner. There are habits of wisdom and care to which I might be introduced on Tuesday which I’ve forgotten by Thursday. Changing behavior for me is a slow and sometimes traumatic process. Perhaps you’re...
59. Get Thee to an Avocation
There is a community building up around what we do here, and I’m grateful for all of you who are a part of that. If you’d like to support Greatheart’s Table, I have three things to say: First, it’s needed - there are recurring expenses involved in putting this...
58. Broken Hearts and Jars of Clay
Some of you may be new listeners, and I welcome you! Landing as you are, though, in what we could call the middle of an ongoing conversation, you may find some help in getting oriented by heading back in the archives and listening to episode one. The topic on the...
57. A Star Lit for Me
The subject under consideration is one that will occupy us for a while, one that is always haunting us around the edges, what is known popularly as burnout but which could also be called losing heart. Thanks for joining us around Greatheart’s Table. You can help...

59. Get Thee to an Avocation

There is a community building up around what we do here, and I’m grateful for all of you who are a part of that. If you’d like to support Greatheart’s Table, I have three things to say: First, it’s needed - there are recurring expenses involved in putting this...

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58. Broken Hearts and Jars of Clay

Some of you may be new listeners, and I welcome you! Landing as you are, though, in what we could call the middle of an ongoing conversation, you may find some help in getting oriented by heading back in the archives and listening to episode one. The topic on the...

read more

Hey there, I'm

Randy!

The author and pastor behind Greatheart’s Table. I currently pastor Covenant Presbyterian Church in Oviedo, Florida and teach preaching as a visiting lecturer at the Orlando campus of Reformed Theological Seminary.
My years of pastoral experience have fed my concern for the ordinary pastor. Pastors, particularly those of smaller churches, long to be validated and encouraged but are often instead beaten down by the enormous and unreachable expectations of modern Christian culture. I began writing and producing Greatheart’s Table to provide an alternative narrative that encourages pastors, especially those in smaller churches, to be comfortable in their pastoral skin. There is great value in simply being a pastor and many pastors, and those who care for them, need to be reminded of that.
Prior to Greatheart’s Table, my writing has appeared in a variety of venues, from the family worship guide As for My House to the web site of The Gospel Coalition. In 2020 Christian Focus Publications published my book Something Worth Living For, a presentation of historic Christianity based upon the content of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. I blog, though less frequently these days, at RandyGreenwald.com.
I grew up in a small town outside Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Michigan State University I taught seventh-grade English for three years before attending and graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. I pastored a church on Florida’s gulf coast for twenty-five years before being called to my current church in 2010. I am married to Barb and we have been blessed with six children and an innumerable multitude of grandchildren.