Who is a rebel?

rebel represents our antithetical position on popular culture and the message it has been sending men for generations. Culture says a rebel is a man defined by independence, personal achievement, sexual conquests, and/or economic success. Our definition of a rebel is slightly different. We believe a rebel is a man of character, defined by humility, who is dedicated to a purpose greater than himself. A rebel acknowledges that he does not have to put on a facade and attempt to be someone he is not. Rather, through being transparent about his own struggles, he is able to see that it is only through his faith in Jesus Christ that he is able to truly be the man that God intended him to be. rebels are easy to spot: often broken, a-typical, non-conformist, unique, connected, available, interested, vulnerable, more than friends, change agents, appreciative, passionate, honest, REAL.

Cover your sin, God will expose it. Expose your sin, God will cover it

Be a rebel.

rebels, unite and join us in the opportunity to, in some small way, change the world. But we must start by first allowing ourselves to be changed. That my friend, is an occurrence of the heart and cannot stop to consider the head. The heart is the best of who we are – it’s our truth, and when we let it guide our way, we are better served, to be better husbands; better fathers; better friends and just… better MEN. Join the movement.

  • as iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another

    Proverbs 27:17
  • Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.

    1 Thessalonians 5:11

Media

Michael Land – Dance in the Kitchen

Denny’s Testimony

Matt’s Testimony

Brock’s Testimony

Brett’s Testimony

Popular Culture

We are challenged with a battle between what is right and what is popular.  As shifts in our culture happen at a faster rate, one foundation that never changes is Jesus Christ.

Donnie The Warrior

Donnie The Warrior

I would first just like to thank Christ Jesus for giving me the ability to write this. Because without Jesus I would be literally dead!

I always believed my life was one of great success, as I equated success to “things.” I came from a really good family, both parent’s were very loving. I had two brothers and two sisters. I was the oldest of five brother and 2 sister’s. I was diagnosed with ADHD; I add HD, “High Definition” to the extreme. Ever since I can remember I always loved people and lived life to the very extreme – very much a risk taker. God did not bless me with school smarts, but he did bless me with very good athletic ability, as I excelled in sports, particularly Ice Hockey and Baseball. I received division 1 scholarships in both sports. At that point in my life I thought that I had life pretty much in control.

In college I began dealing cocaine for the Mob. Although I knew it was wrong, the money was so provocative. I did not know God and quite frankly, Donnie became God. I began to become addicted to pain medicine after I finished playing hockey in 98 to 08. An entrepreneur at heart, I chose the world of medical marijuana as a business. Making more money than I could dream of, I found myself arrested in December of 2011. I Lost everything; my houses, cars, bank accounts, but most importantly, my family and my 21 year marriage.

On December 26, 2011 I hit rock bottom. I found myself homeless, living in my Subaru WRX. I had gone from living a life of luxury to being one step from death. And I thought about it. One day I was sitting in my car crying out to God, a God that I never knew. I asked God to please give me 5 minutes of peace. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I felt a peace. It was that day that I realized God was real. From that day forward I had hope and that this God might really exist. Needless to say, on March 13th 2012, I gave my life to Christ and I have’t looked back. This man that gave his life for me, named Jesus Christ, who I LOVE more than life itself, is the most real thing I have in my life and I not only have Christ but I have my boys living with me and have a great relationship with my ex wife.

Thank U Jesus for giving me this amazing life any only through you would it be possible.

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Ken Dedicated Servant

Ken Dedicated Servant

I had lived my first 34 years of life chasing after all that the world offered and most of what I chased was not for the good of myself or anyone around me. The pursuit of what I viewed as happiness entailed dealing and using drugs, alcohol, gambling, love of money and most any other selfish desire you can think of. Needless to say, my way was taking me down a road of destruction mentally, physically, financially and relationally. When the future of my family was on the line I had finally had enough and with the help of friends I came to the realization that my way wasn’t working.

It was then that God put me in the path of a business colleague who accepted me as I was and over time shared the Gospel with me, he told me that God gave his One and Only Son to take away the sins of my past, present and future. My friend said that God had a plan for my life,that He loved me unconditionally and was waiting for me with open arms.

Little did I realize what God had in store for me, He reconciled my marriage, He saved me from the hurts, habits and hangups in my life, and He opened my eyes to the beautiful and wonderful things in this life. Today my wife and I run our own company, our one and only son is the most compassionate and loving young man who loves God and people. The one thing God did that I NEVER expected was to raise me up as a Pastor to minister and serve his people. God has filled me with His love and Spirit and that is greater than any amount of money or temporal pleasure that I could experience.

Chuck Faithful Surrenderer

Chuck Faithful Surrenderer

I was living the life I always dreamed about. Good job, great wife, two awesome boys and living in a close-knit community in the Indianapolis area where family, faith and community were high priorities. We started attending an amazing church in 2002 and after six months, my wife and I were baptized together recommitting our lives to Christ after going through the motions and attending church sporadically for several years. I began coaching my boys in the church basketball leagues and then eventually started coaching in our local Little League Baseball organization. Life was good. I was very happy and our family had an amazing bond. Our faith was rock solid and began playing important roles in my sons’ lives as well even though they were only eight and five years old. The next five years were a blessing as we continued to grow in our faith, bond as a family and watch the boys growing up into fantastic young men. I felt truly blessed by God for giving me an absolutely awesome family. I never took it for granted and spent as much time as humanly possible with my family.

However, on a late February afternoon in 2007, everything changed forever. The boys were riding home with a friend of theirs and his parents when the SUV they were all in was hit by a train at a crossing only two miles or so from our house. My boys didn’t survive. The three members of the other family all miraculously survived. Jake was only twelve and Travis was only nine. I didn’t know what to do. It was like my world literally ended that night. I couldn’t understand any of it and my immediate thoughts were how could I possibly go on living now? I had a lot of doubts about God, about faith, about everything. I realized this was Satan working on me; he wanted me to give up and end it all. I eventually came back to the fact that God is the ONLY way for me to get through this devastation. I know he is with me every single day. He guides me and I put my complete faith and trust in Him in everything. There is no other way. I know God will make all things right in the end and I will see my boys again one glorious day. This scripture sums that up for me: Romans 8:18 says, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” What this means to me is that no matter what any of us are going through here on earth, we can’t compare it to what God has waiting on us. So, whatever trial or tragedy you are going through, don’t give up. Give it all to God. He is waiting to take your hand and your heart and lead you through it all no matter how difficult it is.

rebel is real.

Through our rebel groups and digital based content, we want to create a platform in which men can feel comfortable discussing real issues. In a culture that promotes news, sports, and weather conversations, rebel counters culture by acknowledging that in order for men to become spiritually healthy, they must be in the presence of other men who seek that same spiritual health.  Authenticity and transparency.  rebel is REAL.

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