March 2020 Leadership Team Meeting
Date/Time/Location: March 9, 2020, 6:30pm at the Ministry Center
Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Ronald Takacs, Jason Seiberlich, JoJo Moore, Kevin Rasmussen
Excused: Jeff Guenther, Jim Vogel
Pastor Bill led a devotion on Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8. Jesus is a “great deal.” Be consistent and be contagious. It is not about us – it is about God and the Holy Spirit. Pray knowing that God will do the best thing.
Pastoral Professional Learning
Pastor Bill will be involved in Leaders Circle. Pastor Ben will be involved in Crosstrain.
Monthly financial report was distributed. Thanks be to God for the generosity of our members and attenders! Receipts are $38,000 over budget and disbursements are $17,000 under budget.
Small Groups & Bible Study
Biblical Storyline plan is seeing a lot of engagement and interaction on YouVersion.
Men’s Mentoring is finishing up; they have one more meeting.
Third Service – Saturdays at 5:00pm
Overall reaction to the addition of the third service is positive. Some stress does exist regarding scheduling.
Sammi found some resources on-line for handling COVID-19 at Victory and they will be reviewed.
About 420 people, including Victory Kids attended worship this week. Attendance has been as high as 500 people. One online attendee this week (non-member) asked when the service would be posted so they could share it.
Sharing Jesus can be an intimate event. The members of the Leadership Team shared how they are encouraging others and sharing their faith outside of church.
Staff is looking into making the main bathrooms more handicap accessible by adding push-button door openers. We’ve received one quote and are looking into another quote.
Parking lot expansion is in process. Ron has received 3 quotes. Cost estimates range from $54,000 – $98,000. We want the contractor to include the rain garden. Further discussion will happen.
Pastor Ben will have some tree removal done and new bushes will be planted.
Victory will have a heavy emphasis on inviting for Easter services. However, no specific outreach similar to Jingle Jam will occur this year.
Team also discussed Soccer Camp. Is it a good outreach tool? Are we reaching the community? More discussions will take place.
Child Protection Policy
Pastor Ben distributed possible letter for the congregation to help them understand the purpose of the Child Protection Policy. We want to take a proactive approach. Leadership Team gave okay to move forward with the letter and Pastor Ben to discuss with Jeff regarding his signature.
Pastors have had discussions with other area churches about the impact to those churches of us starting a second site, and those discussions will continue. They have also had discussions with other area churches who have started second sites to learn from their experiences.
Next meeting is scheduled for April 13, 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