Leadership Team Minutes – March 2019

Leadership Team Minutes – March 2019

March 2019 Leadership Team Meeting

Date/Time/Location: March 12, 2019 6:30-9:00 at the Ministry Center

Present:  Jim Vogel, Jay Justmann, Ron Takacs, Jeff Guenther, Steve Abramowski, Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben Sadler

Opening and Devotion

Our meeting began with a special welcome to Pastor Ben.  What a wonderful addition to the Victory family.  To the Lord goes all the praise!

Our meeting continued with a brief devotion on Isaiah 55.  Here, the Lord reminds us that we are all invited to forgiveness.  Grace is for everyone.  Such a great parallel to our mission at Victory!

Victory Stories

  • Obviously, welcome Pastor Ben!
  • Many new faces in church.
  • Many new regular attenders who are eager to serve.
  • 89 computers watched our church services last weekend.
  • The Leadership Team welcomes Kevin Rasmussen to our team.  We thank Scott Nelson for his willingness to serve.  Unfortunately for Scott, he has new commitments that will not allow him to continue on the Leadership Team.  Thanks again Scott, and welcome to Kevin!

Topics of Discussion


  • We as a church family need to continue to invite others to hear the Gospel message.  So, step out of your comfort zone and make it a point to invite others in order to advance the Gospel message.
  • Our Linked Campaign has received over $90,000 to date.  Again all praise to our Lord!
  • Victory has donated money to the Franklin Rec Dept. in order to start the Victory Scholarship Program.  This will help low income families enroll their children into the Franklin Summer Program, providing a place for their children to go while their parents are at work.
  • Pastor Bill will be meeting with an assortment of people to find ways that Victory can get more involved in our community.  These people, including Mayor Olson, will be useful to find more ways to meet the people of Franklin where they are at.
  • Country Dale Elementary School will continue to be our public school partner. Victory will once again sponsor a Teacher Appreciation function, as well as the annual Ice Cream Social.
  • The Soccer Camp will once again be at the Polonia soccer fields.  We are just waiting to hear the official dates.
  • Social Media continues to be a major tool to help Victory spread our mission.  Stay tuned for additional opportunities!


  • Bob Johannes will be preaching at VOTL on Sunday April 7th and Thursday April 18th.
  • Maundy Thursday Service April 18th at 6:30pm.
  • Good Friday Service April 19th at 6:30pm.
  • Easter Sunday Services on April 21st.
  • Pastor Ben Installation on April 28th.
  • Confirmation Service on May 5th.
  • Mother’s Day Service on May 12th.
  • VERY early investigation is underway as to what additional resources would be needed if VOTL went to 3 church services on a weekend.  Stay Tuned!


  • Small Group Launch in February was a success. Opportunities still available to participate in a small group.


  • 68 kids at Victory Kids last weekend.
  • Confirmation will be May 5th
  • Quest continues to have tremendous leaders. We just need more teenagers to take advantage.


  • We are hoping to have even more interaction in the Lobby area before and after church services.  The goal is to turn friendly interaction into true friendships.


  • Plainsview parsonage is almost complete.  Great Work!  Pastor Ben will be moving in April 13th.
  • Elm Court parsonage will have carpets cleaned, and work done on the cabinets.
  • Ministry Center:
    • A drawing and quote for the new office space should be complete in about 2 weeks.
    • The waterline has been approved by the city.  Should be completed in 2019 at a cost of $76k.
    • The security cameras will be upgraded at the Ministry Center.  There will be new ones installed in the counting room as well as updated counting procedures.
    • The Ministry Center will be getting new mulch prior to Easter Sunday.  Stay tuned for a volunteer opportunity.


  • Background checks will be performed on those who volunteer at the Ministry Center. This is simply an effort to protect our ministry.

The next Leadership Team meeting will be April 8, 2019. Meetings will move back to the second Monday of every month.

Any questions or concerns, please contact anyone on the Leadership Team:

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
Kevin Rasmussen 262-332-1184       Pastor Bill Limmer 608-556-1757