Passion & Persecution

When looking more closely at the book of Revelation, we can see that there is a lot to gleam from its pages. It can show us a fuller picture of Jesus and the freedom He can bring, specifically when we encounter problems in our day to day lives. While looking through the letters written to the seven churches in Asia, we catch onto a pattern that we can live by. Jesus shows us a picture of who He is, lovingly shows us the problem of what we are dealing with, and then shares the solution and how to partner with Him to make it happen.


About The Author
- Growing up as the only girl among four brothers and being raised by pastor parents was incredible preparation for the challenges of ministry! Julie has spent a decade now on staff at The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois. She has passion for communication and began to hone her gift as a 6th grade reading teacher. Her enthusiasm for connecting people into healthy Kingdom communities eventually lead to her serving as the Small Group Pastor. Now, Julie serves alongside her husband, Mike, as the Senior Pastors of The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois. Together, Mike and Julie are committed to building and cultivating the Kingdom culture of family on their staff and team. They love partnering in ministry and in parenting their four awesome children; Ty, Tate, Maggie, and Molly. Along with leading the staff, Julie co-leads the preaching team and is committed to helping develop communicators to the very best of their abilities. In addition to loving her family and church, Julie loves walking, eating chocolate daily, and getting lost in a good book.