Monthly Archives: April 2013
An Important Announcement from Pastor Bill
A familiar passage in the Bible says, “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
It seems the season is changing for the church we serve as leaders.
Victorious Faith Ministries began holding regular weekly services on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000. Now, thirteen years later, the scope of our ministry is changing. In a few short weeks we will cease holding the weekly church services we’ve been accustomed to.
Victorious Faith Ministries is not going away. We still have ongoing work with Esther’s Hope and Victorious Faith Ministries in Liberia, West Africa. We’ll hold Bible studies and take advantage of other ministry opportunities, as the Lord opens those doors. Still, the ceasing of weekly services will be a dramatic change for the ministry. After last Sunday’s service we met with the committed members of our church concerning these changes.
We’re sharing this publicly for two reasons. First, to inform past members, prayer partners and faithful supporters – in Northeast Wisconsin and around the world – who are not a part of our current congregation. Second, to head off the kind of foolish speculation and senseless rumors that tend to spawn in the absence of such a statement. I assure you (any member – past or present – can verify) we have had no splits, no scandals, no mismanagement, no tragedies. This realignment is merely a matter of several years of slowly dwindling attendance.
Over the last 13-years, we have had the pleasure of serving and working alongside many remarkable people and have many wonderful testimonies, memories and victories to revel in. In fact, we are planning a special service to do just that, Saturday evening, May 11th. I hope you’ll make it a point to save that date and join us.
Let me finish with a quote I recently read from C.S. Lewis that seems to fit the moment: “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
Pastor Bill & Sara Pevlor