Two months ago we invited you to send in your stories and articles for publication on the blog. We’ve been super-pleased with the quality of the content that has been submitted and in quality of the discussion that have resulted from that content.
As we’ve been watching this, we’ve been thinking and praying about ways to take this a step further. We want to turn even more of this website and blog over to you guys — to the grassroots of the movement. And now we have two new ideas that we’re really excited about. We think you’ll be excited as well.
The Purpose of The Rebelution Website
The purpose of this website has always been to facilitate real-world action. This is not just another place to hang-out online. It’s intended to be a place where you get re-inspired and re-engaged with what really matters, so that when you get off the computer (and you really should get off the computer) you will serve your family, your church, your community, and your God with a new enthusiasm.
We want to make this website more effective at supporting you as you do hard things and rebel against low expectations for the glory of God. And one way we want to do that is by expanding the type of content we allow on the blog. Here are some of the new categories we’d like to add:
1) Project Ideas and Progress Reports
Are you organizing a walk-a-thon for an important cause? Are you going on a missions trip with your church? Are you helping another family move? Are you trying to start a non-profit organization? Whatever your project or idea, we’d like to give you an opportunity to share here on the blog and get the help you need from this community — whether you need prayer support or help with graphic design.
Of course, we can’t guarantee to post everything that is submitted — nor can we guarantee that you’ll get the help you need. That’s why it’s up to you to put together a good pitch for your project that makes other people want to get involved.
Explain to everyone what you’re trying to do, how you got involved in it, and what kind of help you need. If you have pictures, include pictures. If talking is easier than writing for you, record a video pitch instead. Then send it all in to brett [at] therebelution [dot] com.
2) Resources, Tools, and Opportunities
Have you read a really good book lately? Or watched a really good movie? Has your life been impacted by a particular ministry? Have you been impressed by the work of a particular organization? Are there any tools or resources that have been particularly helpful to you? Share them with your peers!
If you know of an opportunity or resource that could help other young people, write (or video record) a brief review and send it in to brett [at] therebelution [dot] com. Explain what it is and why you think other young people should know about it. If you’ve been personally impacted, share a brief version of the story.
Once again, we can’t promise to publish everything that is submitted, so do your best to write well (or speak well) and include any pictures or videos you have. The better job you do explaining why this is an important resource/tool/opportunity, the more likely you’ll make it on the blog and help your peers.
Ready, Set, Go!
Guess what? These categories are open — starting today! Keep sending in your stories, but also start sending in your projects and resources as well. And stay tuned, because we have more big announcements coming soon.