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Victory News – November 29, 2019

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Dear Friends, Last night and early this morning, many of you braved the cold and the crowds hoping to find some deals. And you weren’t alone. According to estimates by the National Retail Federation, people who shop on Black Friday spend an average of just over $1,000 with total sales of over $720 billion across the country. But did you find what you were hoping for? Were you one of the first five people in line to…

Victory News – November 22, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear friends, Have you ever played the kids game “follow the leader?” In this game, one person is the leader and the rest line up by behind him/her and do whatever the leader does or they get disqualified from the game. For Christians, Jesus is not only a Savior but also our Lord, our Leader. Jesus didn’t just teach; he led by example:  Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just…

Victory News – November 15, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Victory started in 2006 with a desire to connect to a changing world. Well, the world certainly changed. Only one year after Victory started, Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone, Facebook left college campuses, and Twitter became its own company. Victory has seen those changes and adapted. But there is another change that has swept the nation: The rise of the “nones”. Nones are those people who claim no religious affiliation whatsoever. And in the past ten…

Victory News – November 8, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Life is full of ups and downs, of good and bad. You make the team and you feel good. You get cut and you feel bad. The Packers win and you feel good. The Packers lose and you feel bad. You get the job promotion and you feel good. You don’t get the job promotion and you feel bad. The dinner you make tastes good and you feel good. The dinner doesn’t turn out so well…

October 2019 Leadership Team Minutes

October 2019 LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING Date/Time/Location: October 14, 2019 at the Ministry Center Present:  Jeff Guenther, Jay Justmann, Kevin Rasmussen, Steve Abramowski, Ron Takacs, Jim Vogel, Jason Seiberlich, Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben ***Please Note: Due to the schedules of Leadership Team members and pastors, the Leadership Team did not meet in September. OPENING AND DEVOTION Our meeting began with a brief devotion about prayer.  God listens to all prayers.  Prayer works and is very powerful.  Pray often! TOPICS OF DISCUSSION…

Victory News – November 1, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Recently, Pastor Bill and I were talking and he made this observation: “We are a friendly church, but we are not necessarily a church of friends.” In other words, we are very good at making a first impression and welcoming a guest into church, but we struggle to build deeper relationships. There are lots of reasons for this. Most of us have crammed schedules. Others already have a solid network of friends and family. The blessings…

Victory News – October 25, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Here are some mission statements you might recognize: “To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.” (Starbucks)  “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” (Google) “To seek and save the lost.” (Jesus) What is your mission in life?  What if your mission is way too small? This weekend, we are going to look at the big mission that Jesus has for…

Victory News – October 18, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Louis Zamperini, American hero, knows something about forgiveness. He was an Olympic athlete who flew fighter planes in WWII. His plane was shot down, and he survived 47 days in the open sea. A Japanese ship picked him up and took him to a prisoner camp, where he faced hard labor and torture for two years. Zamperini endured all that physical pain, and yet he said, “The hardest thing in life is to forgive.” According to…

Victory News – October 11, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, It’s easy to judge others, even if we don’t intend to do so. One Sunday morning, a man in ragged clothes, looking rugged and walking slowly, made his way down the side of the highway near a church. Car after car passed by the man and pulled into the church parking lot. Some people in their cars talked about him as they passed by, and some pretended not to notice him. When the church service started…

Victory News – October 4, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Have you ever heard anyone say, “Christians are just a bunch of hypocrites”? I know I have heard that. I’ve even thought it. We all have our stories of people who claimed to be upright, model Christians, and yet their lives were filled with envy, anger, and wickedness. In fact, maybe hypocrisy in the church is one reason that you don’t come to church as often as you used to. Well, instead of looking at what…

Victory News – September 27, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, From your perspective, what is the most scandalous thing in the news from this past week? What is the most jaw-dropping play from Thursday night’s Packers/Eagles game? What is the most outrageous teaching of Jesus? This weekend in our Start With Jesus series, I am going to share with you what many people think is the most scandalous, jaw-dropping, outrageous teaching of Jesus. I will give you a hint: sooner or later, you are going to…

Victory News – September 20, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, I don’t have a good memory. Just ask my wife. I rarely get the facts straight in my recollections. Our conversations usually go something like this: “Hey, honey, remember two years ago when we went to that Julia Roberts movie called Galaxy?” Then my wife will respond, “Yes, I remember, but it was five years ago, not two. And it was a Sandra Bullock movie, not Julia Roberts. And the movie is called Gravity, not Galaxy.” But…