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Posts from May 2017

Posts from May 2017

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Dear Friends, Upside down. Sometimes I consider upside down to be good – like in a pineapple upside down cake. Most of the time I don’t consider upside down to be a good thing. Upside down is another way for me to say that things are out of my control. Last week as we began our new series “Ordinary People Extraordinary God” we learned through Gideon that even when things seem upside down, or out of control, or when fear…

Extraordinary God

Dear Friends, “In those days… everyone did as they saw fit.” Sounds like a culture where people maintain that their own unlimited personal autonomy is the only virtue there is. In that way it seems quite contemporary, doesn’t it? Yet would you be surprised to learn that phrase is actually found in the Old Testament book of Judges where it describes what it was like in Israel 3,000+ years ago? This Sunday we’ll journey back to this time of the…

More Than Bricks Update

More Than Bricks (MTB) kicked off in December 2014 as a major funding campaign for our new Ministry Center, with a goal of $500,000.  80% of the money received ($400,000) is being used to reduce our mortgage debt and related expenses, and 20% ($100,000) is being used to support mission work in North Dakota, St. Lucia and Nepal. Our Ministry Center has been an incredible blessing, but our mission has always been “More Than Bricks”.  It’s about reaching people with…

Empty No More

“Hey, let’s meet up at church this Sunday. Bring the whole family!” Sincerely, Mother Goose Dear Friends, Years ago, after I had received the call to plant the church that has become Victory of the Lamb, I had a dream (actually it was more like a nightmare!). I dreamed no one showed up for church. The place was empty. In my dream I kept watching the clock. The minutes passed. Then hours. I was all alone. It was awful. Thankfully,…

A Life Worth Living

Hi Friends, This weekend I’m planning on cleaning our garage. I wonder what I will find. As many of us begin to do spring cleaning, we are finding out that we have things we didn’t realize that we had. Last weekend our senior assistant, Peter Schlicht, let us in on a truth that we sometimes forget. We are not empty but we are full because we are in Christ who lavishes his grace on us! Here is his message in…

Leadership Team Meeting – April 2017

  April 17, 2017 6:30-930 pm at the Ministry Center Present: Steve Abramowski, Jason Seiberlich, Jim Vogel, Jay Justmann, Jeff Guenther, Ron Takacs, Wes Andersen, Pastor Ben, Pastor Bill Our meeting began turning our attention to God’s Word in Psalm 113 where we are reminded that our God is like no other God.  He fulfills all of our needs, and we need to trust in the Lord.  We are truly fortunate and our lives are amazing.  Our God has all…