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Posts by Bill Limmer

Posts by Bill Limmer

Victory News – May 6, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When I was about 12 years old, my father and I went out into the desert of El Paso to practice shooting our shotguns. When we found the perfect sand dune for our back stop, my dad pulled over to the side and stopped. And I jumped out of the front seat of the pickup to get the shotguns out of the back. But when I was midair, I saw a coiled-up rattlesnake right there on…

April 2022 Leadership Team Minutes

APRIL 2022 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time: April 18, 2022, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Mike Shinners, Tim Orlowski, Ron Takacs, JoJo Moore, Mike Shinners Victory Stories Members traveling from over a half hour away for worship because they want to be a part of what’s going on at Victory. Volunteers & Staff did an amazing job during Easter weekend. One of the men’s mentoring group is still staying in touch even after the…

Victory News – April 22, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How was your Easter? For most of us, when we woke up early on Easter Sunday morning, our Easter was a lot different than that first Easter Sunday morning for the followers of Jesus. When the followers of Jesus woke up on Easter morning, thoughts of the Victory Café, ham, potatoes, rolls, brunch, Easter Egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and family gatherings never crossed their minds. Their early morning Easter experience was ALL about grief. In their…

Victory News – April 1, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This past week, I picked up some trash outside of church by the highway. There was a white packing strap out there about a half inch wide and about fifteen feet long. Some of the trash was light, some was a little heavy, and some was smelly. I needed to wash my hands when I got back inside. Like the trash I picked up, the trash talk of negativity and criticism dirty the landscape of our…

March 2022 Leadership Team Meeting Minutes

March 2022 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time: March 14, 2022, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Mike Shinners, Tim Orlowski, Ron Takacs, JoJo Moore, Mike Shinners Victory Stories In-person attendance has been increasing. New and young couples are stepping into active roles and leadership positions at Victory. We have new recurring givers online on  amonthly basis. DISCUSSION Gather Digital Pastor/Position – Victory has extended a call to Michael Babler to be the Director of Digital/Online…

Victory News – March 18, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When was the last time you turned on your living room TV, only to have people committing adultery show up on your screen and infiltrate the sacred space of your heart? When was the last time you turned on the radio in your car and you heard the lyrics celebrating sex outside of marriage? Many live by a creed of sexual autonomy: my body is my own, and my sexual desires (whatever they are) are normal…

February 2022 Leadership Team Meeting Minutes

February 2021 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time: February 21, 2022, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Mike Shinners, Tim Orlowski, Ron Takacs, JoJo Moore, Mike Shinners Victory Stories February 20 – Groups and Confirmation classes utilized every room in the Ministry Center. Victory University course on Challenge of the Gospels has been very successful. We have a couple of candidates for the financial manager position. In-person attendance has been increasing. DISCUSSION GO Ministry Center Renovation…

Victory News – March 4, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, As a teenager, I knew all about parenting. Parenting is easy, I convinced myself. I was clear on how my parents were blowing it. The catch was that I wasn’t a parent yet; in other words, I was clueless about what parenting was really like. I took for granted so much of what my parents did for me. All the laundry, all the sleepless nights, all the trouble I got into harassing my sister, all the…

Victory News – February 18, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Recently I was driving through the mountains in Northern Arizona. There are some really steep grades around Flagstaff. And with steep grades come dramatic dropoffs. If you have ever driven through mountainous regions, you know there are guardrails in place to keep you from going over the edge. The guardrails are not there to keep you from enjoying the view or to keep you from having fun.  The guardrails are put up out of love and…

Victory News – February 4, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Have you ever asked someone in amazement, “How did you know to do that?” And they shrug their shoulders because they just did it. Or maybe someone has asked you, “How can you do that so easily?” And you are perplexed. You don’t know how. You just do it. It comes naturally or, maybe better said, supernaturally. Some people seem more gifted than others. They might excel in music, sports, academics, or business. Some might even…

Victory News – January 21, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, My family and I took a vote on who makes the best French fries. One family member incorrectly said, “Arby’s curly fries are the best.”  Good answer, but wrong. Another misguided answer was Chick-fil-A.  I voted for the one that is correct and has always been correct – at least to me: McDonalds. We all have preferences. The problem becomes when we try to make our preferences what everybody must do or agree with. Preferences are…

January 2022 Leadership Team Meeting Minutes

January 2021 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time: January 10, 2022, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Mike Shinners, Tim Orlowski, Ron Takacs, JoJo Moore Absent: Mike Shinners Devotion Pastor Bill shared an opening prayer to kick off the meeting. Victory Stories 230+ people reading the Year-Long Bible Plan on YouVersion between the two plans, and there is already a lot of engagement in the discussion part of the plan. We had a record-setting month in…