Making Good Progress
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
The obvious “big news” this month is the congregational meeting set for June 11. It has been nearly three years since we have had two full-time pastors serving at Victory. But thanks to the progress that has been made toward self-sufficiency at Christ the Victor, some great work by our Personnel Committee on creating a job description to address the current pastoral needs at Victory and the success of our recent “Miracles, Memories and Momentum” financial appeal, we are solidly positioned to take another exciting forward step.
But the real reason for our enthusiasm and confidence is not just the things we have been doing. The real honor and glory belongs to God. If you haven’t already noticed, God’s Spirit has been moving powerfully in and through our congregation. When you hear the information that will be shared at the upcoming congregational meeting, I think you will marvel at what God has been doing. In particular, I cannot wait for you to hear what has been happening with regard to our Call Committee. I have sat in on quite a few call committees in my forty-plus years in ministry, and I have never experienced anything close to what I have seen so far with regard to our search for both a second pastor at Victory and a campus pastor for our Crismon campus. While we are in the early stages of finding a candidate for Crismon, I could not be more pleased with how the process has evolved regarding the candidate we have identified for working with us at Victory. At times it seems that God has the whole process “mapped out” and we’re just along for the ride.
I hope all of you (members and friends of Victory) realize the important role that you have played and are playing in the process described above. A key component in all of this was your daily prayers at 6:33 in the morning and evening focusing on Matthew chapter 6 verse 33. Another key component was your generous financial commitments that has enabled us to pursue “top notch” pastoral candidates. But to summarize what has happened this year so far, it is just a combination of the miracles, memories and momentum that are a part of our congregation’s forty year history.
In addition to the call process progress you should also be aware that there are lots of other exciting things happening. Here are just a few highlights:
- We just concluded our first year of Friday “Chapel Time” services for about 100 elementary children on our Crismon campus.
- Actual donations received to date for our campaign appeal have now topped $200,000 (these funds are necessary for us to add staff and renovate our sanctuary.
- We are in conversation with an architect regarding our plans to upgrade and renovate our Sanctuary.
Grace & Peace,
Pastor Larry Kassebaum
Sunday Movie Matinee
SUNDAY, JULY 9, 3:00PM – “23 BLAST”
When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 3:00PM – “HERITAGE FALLS”
DID YOU KNOW?
If you have missed any of the previous movies shown, you may check them out from the front office to view. Some of titles include: The Christmas Candle, God’s Not Dead, Brother White, Soul Surfer, Seasons of Gray, Do You Believe?, Finding Normal, War Room, Woodlawn, Where Hope Grows, Mom’s Night Out, Faith of Our Fathers, The Encounter, Little Boy, Luther, Miracles from Heaven, Marriage Retreat, I’m Not Ashamed, Risen and Courageous.