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Victory News – May 20, 2022

Victory News – May 20, 2022

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT

Hi Friends,

There are a lot of fun things I’ve gotten to do as a part of my job at Victory. I get to write posts like this, make ridiculous videos with my co-workers, connect with people on social media, and more. While I’m excited to return to teaching, I’m going to miss a lot about being a Comm Director. But one part I won’t miss is programming our outdoor sign.

Every time I have to program this sign, I complain about it. (Just ask Pastor Bill or Kari!) The software that controls our outdoor sign is ancient and a beast to use. It can take a dozen attempts, with me running from the computer to the window, to get a simple message or image to look okay on the sign. But I keep doing the work… not just because it’s part of my job description, but because of how God uses this sign to reach people with the Gospel. Since we installed this sign, dozens of people have walked through the doors of our Ministry Center and heard the Good News of Jesus because of something they saw on this sign.

Sharing Jesus isn’t a burden; it’s an opportunity. Paul explains it like this: Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8). When we view every one of the tasks we do – even the things that we view as frustrating or menial – as opportunities to make an eternal difference in the lives of people around us, it changes our attitudes on our work and interactions with others.

You’re invited to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am as Pastor Matt goes into details about the opportunity we have to share the Gospel in our daily lives. You can worship at Victory, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.  

Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,

Sammi Goodger, Communications Director

CURRENT SERIES: EMOTIONS

ICYMI – Pastor Ben continued the series with a message about the consequences of anger. Anger leads us to lose blessings. When we lose our tempers, we often lose a whole lot more. To read and watch the message, click here. You can also view an interview about anger with counselor Karen Fischer by clicking here. 

Coming Up This Weekend –  We’ll take a break from the Emotions series this weekend as we welcome Pastor Matt, a missionary who works in Southeast Asia, to share a message about personal witnessing. You can join in on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Teen Worship + Praise Night – Victory is hosting the Next Gen group on June 2 from 6:30-8:30pm. This event is open to all middle and high school students to get the next generation get excited about Jesus. Next Gen will lead this night of worship, a message, games, community, and more. It’s free, but registration is required. Please click here to learn more and register for this event.

VICTORY NEWS

This Weekend: Thai Village – After each worship service, Pastor Matt’s wife Christine will be in the lobby selling goods from Thai Village, a nonprofit organization that promotes the spread of the Gospel and trains and employs low-income people across the world. We encourage you to check out what Thai Village has to offer.

Download the ChurchCenter App Today! – We’re encouraging everyone to download the ChurchCenter app, where you can access a church directory, access your giving information, register easily for events, and more! We have also released a new feature where families can do early check-in for Victory Kids; this feature is only available through the ChurchCenter app. Once you download the app, make sure to put your photo into your profile. Need assistance? You can email Kari our Office Manager for assistance.