“Go Light the World”

Rick Kauffman is a designer of outdoor lighting for cities, state departments of transportation, and various other applications. The vision that his boss gave him many years ago was, “Go light the world.” That vision applied as well to Rick’s first passion in ministry—evangelism. For more than 10 years he was involved in the evangelism program at a large Memphis, Tennessee church, and he used his training and experience to share with people as he traveled for business. He has participated in 12 short term foreign mission trips involving evangelism and construction through his local church and the IMB.

Rick also has a passion for discipleship. He co-taught in the youth and college ministries at the Tennessee church, taught in the Men’s Ministry in a large Atlanta church, and led a weekly men’s Bible study outside of church. Rick is a co-founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies and a contributor to Refresh Bible Study Magazine.

Favorite Verses

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13 NKJV).
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3 NKJV).


Speaking Topics

The Valley of Decision     John 4
The Messiah traveled to a small town in Samaria and waited by the well to offer everlasting life to an outcast of society. “The woman at the well” then told the whole town about “a Man who told me all things that I ever did” (John 4:29 NKJV). The power of witnessing touches a life forever. How little was required for the woman to help pave the way for Jesus to capture the hearts of the town’s people!

Genuine Salvation     John 2
Is the miracle of salvation beautifully pictured in the miracle of the water turned to wine? The “water” of God’s Word poured into the vessels of our hearts can effect a miraculous transformation. What details of the miracle in John Chapter 2 hint of a picture of genuine salvation?

Developing a Great Faith     Matthew 14
Where are you in the journey of faith—no faith, little faith, or great faith? Three examples of faith in Matthew Chapter 14 provide a barometer of this crucial element of life.

Don’t Overstep God’s Leadership     2 Kings 14
If our motivating force becomes extending our own success rather than serving God, we set ourselves up to suffer loss. Success can bring failure. How do we prevent it from happening to us?


Rick’s Teaching Series

In a multi-session setting such as a Friday night and Saturday retreat, the following studies offer a rich application of Scripture to our lives today.

Colossians: How to Walk Complete in Christ

Have you ever wondered what it means to “walk in Christ”? What is Jesus’s place in our daily lives, and how do we become joined to Him so that we have all that we need for life? The book of Colossians helps us to know not only how to walk in Christ, but how to become complete or “perfect” in Him. Discover the joy and fulfillment of walking complete in Christ (Col 2:6, 1:28).

2 Kings: Staying under God’s Leadership

Four questions tie the events together in the book of 2 Kings:

  1. What happens when sin and self-indulgence spin a life out from under God’s leadership?
  2. What is the remedy?
  3. What strengths and resources do we walk away from, when we turn away from God?
  4. What is the certain end of those who never turn to God in faith?

This study explores the real-life choices of the kings of Israel and Judah and exposes how their choices affected their lives and legacies. Scripture uses these historical accounts of good and evil kings to motivate us to stay under God’s loving, wise, and protecting leadership.

Contact Rick at lighthousebiblestudies@hotmail.com for more information.