Leadership Team Minutes – February 2020

Leadership Team Minutes – February 2020

February 2020 Leadership Team Meeting

Date/Time/Location: February 10, 2020, 6:30pm at the Ministry Center

Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Ronald Takacs, Jason Seiberlich, JoJo Moore, Kevin Rasmussen

Excused: Jeff Guenther


Pastor Ben led a devotion on Grow.  Psalm 1 is a template on how to read the Bible.  Let’s all be rooted in God’s Word, and delight in God.


Leadership Team Updates

Welcome JoJo to the Leadership Team! We are blessed to have 2 new men join the Leadership Team and are excited to serve.

Community Outreach

Financial Peace: 47 people signed up and 27 attended the first meeting.  Many of the attendees have no connection to Victory.

Love thy Neighbor is this Thursday.

Financial Updates

Q2 Update: Jim Vogel shared the 2019-2020 FY Quarter 2 financial update. Tons of generosity to celebrate!

HSA for Pastor Ben: Jim will look at budget numbers and follow up with the Leadership Team.

2020/2021 Financial Ministry Plan: Pastor Bill will request budget numbers from the various teams this month.


16 people are enrolled in Build, the 2nd set of classes in our Path to Victory. Once completing these classes, these people will become members at the Engage luncheon on February 16.

There are 8 confirmands to be confirmed on May 3.


Pastor Bill shared a handout that included a list of 23 community initiatives in which Victory could potentially be involved. Additionally, the LINKED committee will discuss funding internship positions in the spring and summer to allow WLC students to learn and support Victory in various aspects of ministry.

Victory Stories

Pastor Ben shared a story about a young student sharing Jesus at school.

Two weeks in a row we hit 500 church attendees.


Ministry Center

Parking Lot Expansion: Ron contacted 4 contractors and follow up will be done next week for updated bids to expand the parking lot. Spring is the targeted timeline for expansion to begin. Currently, the designs are for 36 more spots.

Office Expansion: Almost all work has been completed in the office expansion. Furniture will be delivered on Tuesday.

Plainsview Parsonage

Updated light fixtures are in the process of being installed.


Adding a Third Weekend Service

We are at a point where we need three weekend services. Adding a service allows us to provide opportunity to grow. We’ll keep our Sunday service times at 9:00 & 10:30am. For a third service, we will experiment into fall with Saturday  5:00pm services. We’re hoping to start this in late March or early April.

Pastor Bill will discuss with staff and at the ministry leader meeting next week.

Holy Week Service Times

The tentative schedule is:
Maundy Thursday: 6:30pm
Good Friday: 6:30pm
Easter at Victory: Saturday at 5:00pm, Sunday at 9:00 & 10:30am
Pastor Bill will discuss with staff and at the volunteer meeting.

Child Protection Policy

Over the past several months, Pastor Ben and other staff and volunteers have been working on drafting a Child Protection Policy that would lay out safeguards to keep the children at Victory safe and provide training and guidelines for volunteers and staff who work with children.

Pastor Ben will meet with Liz and others in the congregation next week to discuss the policy and look for feedback. In order to enact all sections of the policy, we may need to add additional Safety Team members to our volunteers.


We continued to discuss and consider the option of becoming a multi-site church. We are receiving information from the Synodical perspective. Our synod has Home Missions funds for which we can apply to support our expansion to a second site.


Next meeting is scheduled for March 9, 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