May 2020 Leadership Team Meeting
Date/Time/Location: May 11, 2020, 6:30pm via Zoom
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 Revelation 21:1-7. God is in control and on our side. We can trust God because of his great love for us. God is love. God is perfect.
We are currently at “max capacity” with our AT&T internet service and our needs have outgrown its capacity. The team gave the go-ahead to bring in Spectrum and pay for the extension of the internet line. Monthly internet costs will increase by at $50/month.
Pastor Kevin Hundley will preach on May 23/24 (Memorial Day weekend).
Anonymous Gift for Technology Purchases
An anonymous donor approached the pastors and would like to support Victory by funding the purchase of additional A/V equipment. Donation will be between $10,000 and $20,000. The pastors are working with staff and volunteers to determine how to best utilize this generous gift and create an itemized purchase list.
Small groups are continuing to meet through virtual means as they are able. Pastors continue to discuss how we can keep members connected to one another.
Team members, staff, and volunteers are working on a first draft of the budget for the next fiscal year. Our PPP loan has been approved and should be funded this week.
MobilizeMKE – The numbers aren’t in for how many people were fed through the project, but they are projected to be very high (even if the goal wasn’t reached).
Live Streaming – Because we are blessed to be able to offer our services via stream, we’re reaching people that may not worship in person with us.
Online Giving – Online giving has increased significantly this year. We have 182 online givers to date.
Parking Lot – The contract is signed and excavating should start next week.
Roof Repair – A temporary roof repair was done this winter for a leak, and the permanent repair was completed last week. Jeff will call to verify that the roof is still under warranty.
Social Media Guidelines
Pastor Bill shared a document to help leaders and staff at Victory determine what they should post on their social media accounts. It reminds us that we’re Christians first and should lead with Jesus in our posting. We should be aware that we represent God. Therefore, we should be careful and aware of our presence on Social Media so as to not put obstacles in front of people for attending church and growing in faith.
Watch Party Sites
The team discussed the possibility of opening up mini-sites to host “watch parties” for our live streamed services. We considered seven possible sites. The purpose for these mini-sites is to build community, raise up leaders, and expand attendance capabilities as we restart worship services. The Gospel never changes, but our methods to share it will change.
We reviewed the concept of providing guidance and funding for Victory members to host parties for their neighborhoods. We have an amazing opportunity to reach neighbors when restrictions are lifted. More discussion to follow.
We reviewed documents created by our Communications Director which details the processes and procedures we might follow as we reopen, as well as questions to consider as we prepare to reopen. We should remember to practice what we do in love. Pastor Bill will film a video to communicate our policies and practices during a partial reopening.
Behind-the-scenes technology work to prepare for and stream our worship services is very time-consuming. Our volunteers (particularly Nancy) have put in a ton of extra work and effort. The team discussed and approved the hiring of a part-time person to fulfill this role. Job description and additional information on this position to follow.
Next meeting is scheduled for June 8, 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