Leadership Team Minutes – February 2018

Leadership Team Minutes – February 2018


February 12, 2018 6:30-9:00pm at the Ministry Center
Present: Jim Vogel, Jay Justmann, Ron Takacs, Jim Kehoe, Jeff Guenther, Steve Abramowski, Pastor Bill

Our meeting began with a devotion based on Psalm 128.  Here, we are reminded that for Jesus’ sake, the Lord blesses us not just with eternal life but also with many other blessings, especially in our families.  When used to the Lord’s glory, all of these blessings contribute to spread the Word of God.

Victory Stories

  • Pastor Ben and everything that he has meant for VOTL.  We wish him the best on his next journey.  As Pastor Ben moves on, we are excited for the future of Victory of the Lamb.
  • Open forum was well attended and very positive.  Leadership Team created a very positive vision for the future of VOTL


Youth Update

  • Confirmation class is going well per Pastor Bill.  Quest is moving to Tuesday nights for Homework Night.

Worship Update

  • Wall art is in progress, hopefully installed by Easter.


  • Want to continue our community engagement, meeting people where they are at.  Goal is to have a program with Country Dale school in Franklin at least once a quarter.


New Members since last meeting

  • Dave and Janet Long – January 15, 2018
  • Steve and Linda Mathwig – January 16, 2018
  • Eloise Mae Frontel – January 21, 2018 baptism
  • Everly Therese Ruff – January 28, 2018 baptism
  • William Paul Koester – Feb 11, 2018 baptism

Fellowship: N/A


  • Jim Vogel gave a brief summary that our finances are on track.  Any additional contributions to the Building Fund will be going to such things as the final layer of blacktop for the parking lot.


  • We are looking into the possible purchase of a floor buffer for the church.  The wear and tear from the winter months is taking its toll on the finish of the floor.
  • Parsonage improvements: Once Pastor Ben and the family are moved out, we will be evaluating any updates that need to be addressed.  This may range from paint, carpeting, appliances, and possible kitchen upgrades.  More details to follow.  We are also looking into a security system while the parsonage is empty.

Other Items

  • The new Bible 101 is in progress.  It is video and web based.  This follows our idea of meeting people where they are.
  • There were conversations of more possible Men’s Ministry opportunities, as well as a Prayer Team at VOTL.  More details to follow.
  • Call Meeting took place on February 22.  Pastor Jon Kehl was called to be the Associate Pastor at VOTL.  Please keep him in your prayers!
  • Next Leadership Team meeting will be March 12th.

Questions or concerns? Please contact anyone on the Leadership Team.

All Leadership Team members will receive messages emailed to leadershipteam@victoryofthe lamb.com

Jim Vogel 414-975-0844
Jay Justmann 414-507-4548
Ron Takacs 414-510-4805
Jeff Guenther 414-313-0805
Steve Abramowski 414-915-6951
Jason Seiberlich 920-420-5192
Jim Kehoe 414-426-5872
Pastor Bill Limmer 608-556-1757