August 2020 Leadership Team Meeting
Date/Time/Location: August 10, 2020, 6:30pm
Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jeff Guenther, Jim Vogel, Ronald Takacs, Jason Seiberlich, JoJo Moore, Kevin Rasmussen
Pastor Bill led a devotion on Romans 8. The only time a Christian should be quieting someone is when they tell Satan to quiet down. We can only do this because we have the Savior.
- Pastor Bill celebrated 30 years in ministry at the beginning of August.
- Saturday Night worship has been well-attended, with several new people joining us for worship and considering membership.
“GO” (Sharing Jesus)
LINKED Donation to Franklin Police Department
As part of the community aspect of the LINKED campaign, Victory donated $14,700 to the Franklin Police Department to be used to purchase items that were not in their budget but would be extremely beneficial to help the department with training and meeting the needs of the community.
As of the meeting, Franklin Public Schools planned to open for school in September. They requested masks to have for students who don’t have them. They also provided us with a list of school supplies that would be helpful for their teachers to have. Victory will distribute this list to our members and encourage them to donate these items to support our local school.
GATHER (Worship together)
Multi-Site, Micro-Site Options
The Leadership Team discussed changes to tentative plans for opening additional Victory Sites. The Leadership Team determined that it would be prudent to set up advisory teams to discuss options and plans for this. The goal of establishing these teams is to research and to determine how to best remain ministry-focused while multiplying our Victory sites. This team does not necessarily need to be comprised of all members and would meet 1-2 times per month. Pastor Bill recorded a list of names of potential members for this team.
Since COVID-19 started, it has become exponentially more important to consider our online presence and how we can improve that to reach people online. The Leadership Team discussed also establishing an advisory team to research and determine best practices for improving and growing our online presence. Pastor Bill recorded a list of names of potential members for this team.
The Leadership Team discussed in-person worship. They considered the need to continue to request people to reserve seats for worship and determined that we would continue doing this because of the need to reserve spots when we reopen Victory Kids. The team also discussed the use of masks in worship. No matter what we do or what we agree are best practices for in-person worship, we need to remember that we’re united in Christ.
Groups (Bible Studies & Small Groups)
Men’s and Women’s Mentoring
Pastor Ben has gathered five mentors to lead men’s groups of 3-6 per group. There is also a women’s mentoring group starting up. These groups will help support the growth of individuals and help Victory develop leaders within our congregation. Over 20 women attended the meetings at the beginning of August. 12 men are signed up to attend the 8/23 or 8/25 meetings so far. Pastor Ben is hoping to have at least 30 men participate in this year’s program.
Pastor Ben continues to offer this opportunity on Facebook each Wednesday morning. It is highly interactive and several people regularly join in. Thank you, Pastor Ben!
Crash the Chatterbox
Pastor Bill and Sammi will each be leading groups to study the book Crash the Chatterbox via Zoom. As of the meeting start time, one group was full and the other was about 2/3 full. If necessary and requested, they will repeat this opportunity later in the fall.
GIVE (Offering & Finances)
Tech Director Position
The position of Tech Director has been posted. The Leadership Team discussed hours and salary for this position. An anonymous donor has agreed to pay 1/2 the salary for the first year. Interviews will take place at some point after the cut-off date for application (August 15).
GROW (individual Bible study)
Members of the team discussed how they are growing in their faith. They discussed how they can be in their Bibles daily, attend the monthly lectures on-line, participate in the Facebook live studies on Wednesday at 7:00am with Pastor Ben, and attend church.
Next meeting is scheduled for September 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm.
Any questions or concerns, please contact anyone on the Leadership Team:
Jim Vogel 414-975-0844 Jake Guenther 858-373-7816
Ron Takacs 414-510-4805 Jeff Guenther 414-313-0805
Kevin Rasmussen 262-332-1184 Jason Seiberlich 920-420-5192
Jojo Moore 414-839-8946 Pastor Bill Limmer 608-556-1757
Pastor Ben Sadler 414-380-2090