Posts in Life Application
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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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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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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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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