Hello sweet friend-
My name is Chelsi B! I am a pastor’s wife, former elected official, your homegirl that loves to dance on the 1s and 3s, attorney, novice chef, and Jesus-loving truth teller. More importantly, I am on a mission to lead women to love Christ.
For several years, I have felt a burden to reach young women by sharing my testimony and lessons learned. And, let me tell you, I have soooooo many lessons to share in hopes to spare you the pain, heartache, and disappointment I have experienced. Last year I moved to Virginia from Florida to marry my handsome husband, Jon, who is truly everything I prayed for and much more. (I will talk about him, our dating relationship, and what I have learned as a newlywed in upcoming blogs.) Jon has been an assistant pastor for over 10 years with a focus on teen ministry. It was heavy on our hearts to launch a young adult ministry at our church. And, we did! So heavy on our hearts that we left our honeymoon a few days early to come back to Richmond to build a new set and create an app. We were so high on love and Jesus that we could not imagine waiting another day to start laying the foundation for this new ministry.
Now, on Sunday mornings, I lead our women's small group and have been exponentially blessed by the sisterhood we have created. Yet, I knew God was calling for me to share more, pour into other ladies more, and just plain out be more open about my failures and successes. As a recovering politician, you can imagine sharing all your junk can be difficult. In politics, you are trained to only share the essentials. But God did not only call me to politics He has also called me to ministry. (What a pill to swallow).
So, earlier this year I decided I would take a big step of faith and go for it. I decided I would share with young women what I knew and learn even more about Jesus, life, and Christian womanhood. In January, "Life with Chelsi" was launched as a daily podcast. It was going well, yet in talking with my listeners I learned that many listened to all five daily devotionals at the end or beginning of their week. I thought about this and decided that a weekly video format would be my next best step. And, so birthed "Life with Chelsi" on YouTube.
Since July 3rd, every Monday I have released an inspirational video message for Christian millennial women. We talk about the issues that you and I have to tackle on a daily basis. Think love, apologetics, career, purpose, current issues, friendships, and women empowerment.
Life with Chelsi was launched to be a place for me and you to gather together, grow together, learn together, and ultimately fall deeper in love with Christ together. It is a community of women, for women who are on a journey to learning and accepting God’s love. It is a journey of hope, love, faith, mishaps, disappointment, pain, grace, and Christ.
I truly believe that through the teachings God is touching lives, providing directions, encouraging those who may be depressed, grieving, lost, frustrated, setting young women free from addictions and strongholds, and so much more. I cannot imagine what is to come - not because of me but because of my obedience to pursue purpose. In my heart of hearts, I want women to know how to embrace God, His love, and how He made them -- and that is not easy or natural for most of us. At least it has not been for me...
Will you join me on this journey? Will you even share your story with us?
Every Monday at 7:30AM via Facebook LIVE, I will share a message. Please watch the video, leave a comment, and share with another girlfriend! Plus, I will be blogging here often - so check back.
I am praying for you and our journey...
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If you're in Richmond, Virginia, or near, join us at The Return RVA. We are a young adult ministry with services on Wednesdays and Sundays. On Wednesdays, my husband addresses controversial biblical issues from 7PM - 8PM. On Sundays, we have an hour-long service from 11AM - 12PM and then small groups from 12PM - 1PM. I would love to meet you and for you to join my small group!!
Here young adults share their struggles and victories to encourage you on your Christian journey. You are never alone! God is with and for you and we always praying for you!