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Join the Hunt for Buried Treasure!

X marks the spot. As a kid that’s how I first learned to think about buried treasure. There were pirate maps. Ancient curses. Dangerous traps. That sort of thing.

But this coming Sunday and throughout the month of February we’re going to discover that buried treasure is more than just folklore.

In a way we are all looking for treasure. Something that will make a difference in our lives. Something that we can get excited about. Something that will help those we care about. Something worth hunting for and having no matter what the cost.

It turns out that Jesus buried just this kind of treasure. Come this Sunday and join me in the hunt as we search for this buried treasuretogether!

And if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s alittle teaser video I made in preparation for my message this coming Sunday. Check it out!

Church and a movie. On Sunday, March 2nd we’ll have our regular Sunday service at 9:09. After the service, stick around to watch the movie Son of God at 10:30 which opens that…

The Captain of Our Souls

It’s a little surreal. We own land—land we can build on! God is good. He has taught me a lot of about what it means to follow him with trust over the last 7 years. When my family and I didn’t have a place to live, he provided a parsonage for us through the generosity of St Paul’s in Muskego. When we didn’t have a place to worship, he opened up for us an unexpected door at the Polonia Soccer Club.

Three years later when we had outgrown the soccer club as a worship facility, God opened up the door for us at Showtime Cinema—in a way I think because of the recession (God sometimes works great blessings through tough times). God then saw us through a change of ownership there at Showtime, helped us navigate a couple different potential options for the future that didn’t pan out since then, and finally led us to discover the piece of land we now own which sure seems to have been His plan all along.

All these twists and turns have helped me to understand now so much more than wh…

Victory News

I thought this was one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. It’s what event sharing looks like without Facebook! Someone who isn’t even a member of our church got one of our 9:09 postcards in the mail at her apartment building last week and posted this on her door. It just goes to show you that there are many different ways you can invite someone to church. It doesn’t even have to be that difficult. All it takes sometimes is a little creativity and some courage, and maybe a little scotch tape.

What stories do you have this year so far about inviting someone to “check this out with me”?

This Sunday would be a great time to invite someone to check out church with you at 9:09. I’ll be talking about something that I think we all need to hear. As we continue our Supernatural series we’ll hear how God promises to provide for us and how he can take our little and turn it into much. If you’ve ever worried, Will I have enough? or you’ve ever thought, But I only have this muc…

Victory News

Despite the cold and the new start time of 9:09 things went very well this past Sunday! Thank you to all of you who came early at 7 to help set-up. That was huge. I’m hoping we can continue to have volunteers show up at 7 to help us set up our Bible Quest auditoriums, the lobby, the cafĂ©, and our worship space in theater #1. There is always a lot to do and anyone who wants to help is welcome to join us at 7 am at Showtime.

This Sunday we’re continuing our series Supernatural. I’ll be talking about how it is that we can trust God’s timing in our lives even when it’s tough. I’m guessing this will be a timely sermon for many of you that you won’t want to miss.

I’m hoping that we’ll again this Sunday have a great turnout for church and that we’ll have a number of people joining us for the first time. This week we mailed out another round of 16,000 postcards informing the community of our new 9:09 start time and inviting people to come check out our church in this new year to h…

A New Year. A New Time. 9:09

Hello Friends,

Welcome to a new year of God’s grace!

This year we’re going to do something a little different. We’re starting our regular Sunday morning church service at 9:09 am. We’re letting you know because we want you to know that you’re invited!

Yes, you read that right—9:09. Sounds like an odd time for church, doesn’t it? Then again we’re the church that’s been meeting at your local movie theater—Showtime Cinema. It’s not a cathedral. But it sure is comfortable. And the chairs have cup holders.

Many people ask, “Why do you meet a movie theater?” Simply put, because Showtime Cinema has been a great place for us to meet. Seven years ago we decided to start a new church from scratch—a church designed to reach people who didn’t grow up going to church, people who stopped going to church, or people like many of you who just have questions about God, Jesus, or the Bible. So we wanted to create a safe, welcoming place for people like you to come as you are, learn about how …