Posts in Faith Crisis/Struggles
Pastors, The Church, and Mental Health

Mental health awareness needs to be an issue the church champions rather than avoids. As a pastor who struggles with mild mental illness and feels the effects deeply, it’s hard to imagine what some with more severe illnesses go through. I hope this blog helps to destroy some of the stigma and open up the conversation that is so deperately needed in the church.

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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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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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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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