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Victory News – August 2, 2019

Victory News – August 2, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Friends,

I used to believe that the goal of life was to die and have my soul go up to heaven. I no longer believe that. The Bible presents a much greater picture of heaven. Heaven is what will happen when Jesus returns. When he returns, Jesus is going to make all things new (Revelation 21:5).

When Jesus returns, he is not just going to save my soul; he is going to set all creation free. He is going to resurrect all things, including me. That means that he is going to keep the good of this world and get rid of the bad. He is going to get the stain of sin out of this world and set it free. God is going to transform everything, even the bad into something magnificent.

That means God has a great plan for your life. You don’t need to waste any more time wishing that God would give you someone else’s life. God wants to use you and your life. God wants to transform who you are into something much greater.

Jesus is coming to make all things new, and that includes you.

Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am in person or online.

Sharing Christ’s love and victory,

Pastor Ben

CURRENT SERIES – Promises, Promises

ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Bill guided us through another promise of God: that he’ll always be there when you share the Gospel with those around you. You can be confident as you do His good works that he listens to you, cares for you, and is always there for you. Click here to view or read last Sunday’s message.

Coming Up This Sunday – This weekend, Pastor Ben will wrap up the series with a message about God making all things new. God’s promises of peace and forgiveness get us through life, and Heaven is the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promises for us through Jesus. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online.

VICTORY NEWS

LINKED Update – On Sunday, July 14, the LINKED committee gave a status update on the campaign at the end of each service. Click here to read the latest information on use of LINKED funds and future plans for the campaign.

Leadership Team Update – Click here to view the meeting minutes for the July Leadership Team meeting, held on July 15. Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Leadership Team.

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Small Group Leader Training –  To continue to offer small groups at Victory, we’re providing an opportunity for new people to become leaders. If you are passionate about encouraging others in their faith and building a community of believers, prayerfully consider leading a group. Small Group Leader Training is a 2-session commitment, and sessions will take place on August 7 and 14 from 6:00-7:30pm. Click here to register by Tuesday, August 6. This training is open to new and current small group leaders.

Men’s Mentoring Group – Men: have you ever struggled to have it all? It can get overwhelming to try to build a relationship with your family, have a successful career, find your place at church, and strengthen your faith in Jesus… all at the same time. That’s why Pastor Ben is starting a Men’s Mentoring Group. The informational session for this group is on Sunday, August 18. No obligation to participate, but RSVP is required. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

WELS Marriage Enrichment Conference – God designed marriage, and only He can improve the health of your marriage. Join us for a two-day marriage enrichment event September 20-21, 2019. The cost is $185 per couple, which includes meals and all enrichment sessions.  Spend two days learning how to know each other better, appreciate each other more, gain trust, manage conflict, nurture intimacy and connect with each other intentionally – all in the light of God’s grace. Space is limited, so register early. Visit the WELS Healthy Marriage website for more information and to register.