How to Share Jesus Without Being Weird

We interviewed people from the Revelry community and other local churches to get their advice on how to share Jesus with their friends without being weird, how they handled disappointment when things didn’t turn out as they were hoping, what keeps them going to spread the gospel of Jesus, and some of the life change and small miracles they’ve experienced with their friends as a result of not being afraid to maybe be weird.

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5 Things To Do When You’re Frustrated in Your Calling

“If I was honest, I was no longer using my gift to praise God; I was using it to receive notoriety and adoration. I had lost sight of the gift, and I took God’s silence as God taking the gift away.” Do you need encouragement or answers about the path your life is taking, the gifts you have been given, or how to find your voice and purpose in a world of so many options that are competing for what you have to offer? Read here to discover truths rooted in His teachings to help you navigate your life back to purpose.

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Wake, Pray, Slay: 6 Things You Can Pray for in 6 Minutes

Prayer can seem burdensome because we don’t think we have time for it. It can seem burdensome to pray because we make try to force prayer into some sort of formula. But prayer can be short, simple, and to the point! It doesn’t need structure - it is merely an intimate interaction with Jesus. You have time. We can actually guarantee you have at least 6 minutes everyday to engage in deep, intimate prayer with your Heavenly Father - read how!

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How to Heal from the Effects of Porn in Your Marriage: Part 3

“Girls don’t watch porn.” In reality, 28% of women regularly view porn and according to recent studies, more than 1 in 3 women watch porn at least once a week. Contrary to popular belief, watching porn isn’t just a guy thing - it’s an everyone thing. If you’ve been following along on our posts about the effects of pornography, you know that pornography is something that grips marriages in our church, in marriages NOT in our church, and frankly in many, many more places than you would ever suspect. It’s easy to fall into the generalization that only the adolescent boy, husband, or dude at work watches porn, but you’d be very wrong. In this last part of our “How to Heal From the Effects of Porn in Your Marriage” series, you’ll hear from a woman’s perspective about her struggles with porn as an adolescent and young adult, and how that’s carried into her marriage.

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How to Heal From the Effects of Porn In Your Marriage: Part 2

It’s our hope that in sharing the following stories from some brave people in our community and their friends that have also been affected by this issue that you will find hope, help, and the strength through Jesus’s redemptive work in their lives and see how He will help you, too. Perhaps now you can start the process of opening up with your partner and letting Jesus into your conversations and your hurts as well. 

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How to Heal from the Effects of Porn in Your Marriage: Part 1

Sex is designed to be a beautiful ritual, created by god, to combine a husband and a wife together into one being - and when pornography enters the equation, the beautiful effects of that intimacy are compromised. It is harder to trust your partner, self doubt and depreciation are given a foothold, and communication that is literally the life-blood of your marriage can suffer. But how can we navigate the hurt and this issue of porn that affects nearly EVERY (yes, every) relationship today?

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One is the Loneliest Number: Why Community Matters

Community can be hard because community means intentionally - not passively - spending time with people. This takes hard work, time, and a whole lot of courage if you err on the side of introversion. But why does community matter? Isn’t it easier to just shy away from community, find refuge in your own home, and avoid social interactions especially ones in church? Read on to find out why community is a vital part of life, and like it or not, you NEED it!

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How Should the Church Respond to Pride Month?

In times like these with hot button issues such as LGBTQ pride month, we really must ask that old cliché, “what would Jesus do?” Far too often the church, thinking it needs to defend God and his laws, forgets that all fall short of his glory and lose sight of the fact that we are all flawed humans who need Jesus. Read more on this “rally-cry” for the fair treatment and love of all humanity, and just what it means to be called a church with “open arms.”

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Do You Feel Burnt Out and Exhausted?

Are you a judgmental person? Do you get jealous of others? Are you just so. exhausted?! Burn-out is real, and burn-out is relative. Not everyone can produce the same amount in a day, whether that be appointments, meetings, clean rooms in houses, social media posts, job applications, creative products, whatever whatever whatever! If you find yourself feeling more envious than celebratory when good things happen to other people, or just ready to run away and quit everything, this post is a must-read!

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Is Church the Solution, or the Problem?

For so many, church is outdated. Irrelevant. A problem in the world and the farthest thing from a solution. And you can’t blame those people. For far too long the church has been known more about what we are against than what we are for. The church’s voice has unfortunately been one of the primary voices of hate and division in the world rather than a voice of hope and love as Jesus purposed us to be.

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Welcome to the Revelry Church Blog!

You may be thinking “great... another blog”, but this isn’t just a regular blog.  No fluff, no sales pitches - just honest, real thoughts from the Revelry community and teaching team! Our prayer is that you are encouraged, challenged, uplifted, and can even get a few laughs from this blog. Look out for new posts every Tuesday. Happy reading!

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