Showing posts from October, 2015

Victory News - It's the Final Countdown!

It’s the final countdown. (I can’t even say this without hearing the songin my head—one of my pep band favorites!)

God-willing, it now looks like November will be our last month as a church in a movie theater. That means 5 more Sundays at Showtime Cinema. Then on December 6th we hope to begin worshiping at our brand new ministry center just down the road at 11120 W Loomis Rd. On December 6th our plan is to begin with two regular Sunday services. The first service will begin at 9 am. The second at 10:45. We’ll be working hard to have a consistent 70 minute service length to leave enough time for a smooth transition in between. I will be regularly communicating with you over the next month as we look ahead to our big move!

So I suppose you could say that for every end there is a new beginning—which leads me to our new sermon series starting this Sunday. It’s called “It’s End of the World…and I Feel Fine!”

The big idea is that for God’s people, who live in the light of a resur…

Victory News - Generously Living

“I love my church.”

Next to “I love you, Dad/Mom” and “I love Jesus”…isn’t this just about the most fantastic thing you could ever hope to hear a kid say—especially when unprompted and unforced?

But this is exactly what was overhead this past Sunday as parents and kids got a special tour of the Victory Kids wing of our new ministry center. Cassy did a super job laying out our vision for Victory Kids—the name of our new Sunday morning kids’ ministry program. You could just see the excitement everyone has imagining what it will be like to be in our own space that is designed exactly for how we envision kids ministry taking shape there when it’s finished.

Have you considered helping out in our kids ministry? It is a great opportunity to impact lives for eternity. And there are so many different ways to volunteer—whether you’re married or single, have kids or not.

Here are the opportunities:

Teachers:  Each classroom (except nursery) has a teacher who is responsible for directi…

Victory News

“Fine words butter no parsnips.” – 17th Century Proverb

Not sure I’ve ever tasted a parsnip!, but I think we can all relate to what this old proverb’s trying to say. Just because someone promises something does not guarantee that they will do it. Or, in a spiritual sense, good intentions don’t always translate into God-pleasing actions.

Tomorrow in church we’ll take a look at how thankfully Jesus followed through on all his good intentions and how this changes everything when it comes to ours.

In case you missed it, click here to watch last Sunday’s sermon that Caleb Schultz preached based on 2 Corinthians 8:9-15.

Things Moving and Shaking: This past Thursday we had a VotL owner’s meeting with Catalyst Construction. Things are progressing well and it sounds like we’re still on track for occupancy mid-late November. God be praised! The parking lot has been completed. Electricity is running. Painting is ongoing. Interior finishes such as fixtures, cabinets, countertops, baseboa…

Victory News - True Riches

Can a poor person be rich?

Can a rich person be poor?

Absolutely. Because in God’s economy of grace, true wealth has nothing to do with how much material stuff you’ve accumulated in your life. It has everything to do with who is at the center of your spiritual life.

Come find out what this means and consider what this might look like in your life this Sunday as we continue our series Live Like No One Else.

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).

In case you missed it, click here to watch last Sunday’s sermon—“Only Jesus Can Give You a Surplus of Joy”
New Small Group Starting Tuesday, October 13th. Meet on Tuesdays, beginning Oct 13 through Nov 17, 6:30 PM- about 7:30 PM at Ron and Sue Takacs house, 7275 Foxcroft Crt, Franklin. Newcomers welcome! Contact Tim Johnson for more info / 414-322-5432

Opportunities To Serve  – Hospitality
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Victory News - Live Like No One Else

Welcome to October! For many of you this means you’ve gotten back into a Fall routine. Perhaps the busyness of life has come at you at full force. It has for me too. But don’t forget how important it is to take time to feed your faith! I was reminded of that this week as my family and I laid to rest Sarah’s dear Grandma Rusch whom God called to her eternal home to be with her Savior in heaven. She was 94! Her life and her death gave clear witness to her faith and the difference it makes to know Jesus and his victory over sin and death. Her faith was fed over a lifetime of regularly hearing God’s Word and making the time for worship. This is how God keeps us connected and growing in faith too.

If you’ve been away from church for a while or you’ve found yourself drifting away from Jesus, come join me this Sunday at Showtime Cinema. We’re still there…for a couple weeks anyway! This Sunday we’re starting a new series Live Like No One Else. It’s about the profound difference…