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I'm Staying!

Thank you for all your prayers, texts, phone calls, and conversations over the last couple weeks as I deliberated my call to serve as the pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Madison. I can only describe the last couple weeks as a time of intense wrestling with God. Their vision to reach their rapidly changing and diverse urban neighborhood is compelling and urgent.

However, after prayerful wrestling, deep soul searching, and many long conversations...yesterday I announced my decision to stay at Victory of the Lamb and continue to share Christ's victory here in Franklin with you. I am so thankful to God for all that’s he’s done through us here and I look forward to seeing what more we can accomplish by his power and grace.

I do believe this whole call process has been healthy for all of us to go through. I believe through this call process that God has given me many insights not only about myself but about our mission here in Southeastern Wisconsin. Undoubtedly this is one r…

Come Learn About Grace

You know someone who struggles to comprehend grace or doesn't think it could possibly apply to them? You'll want to invite them to come with you to church this Sunday at Victory of the Lamb. Don't miss out on the message that I'll be preaching based on Jesus' parable of the workers in the vineyard.

Worship is at 9:30. Come earlier at 8:30 for Bible study. I'd love to have you come even earlier at 7:30 to help set up and learn how to help take everything down after church.

I look forward to sharing God's Word with you on Sunday. I hope to see you there.

Against the Flow

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How is it that messed up people with histories can have a place in the church while others, maybe those outside the church, look inside and think how bad those people are? That's what Jesus is going to help us find out as we begin our new Fall series this Sunday: Parables That Go Against the Flow. Hope we have a big crowd. Invite a friend!

See the Hero...be a hero

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Sin ambushes people sometimes—even people who are our brothers or sisters in Christ, our friends, our partners in ministry. It traps them under enemy fire so to speak and who’s going to help them get out to a place of spiritual safety if not you? Come to VotL tomorrow as I wrap up our series A Time For Heroes. Now is the time. Heroes help their friends get out.