Hi, friends! For those of you who don’t know, I joined the Declare Conference team this year! I was honored and humbled when they asked me to join the team at the Community Encourager. I love community and encouraging so it has been a perfect fit for my giftings and heart for people.
In case you’ve never heard of Declare, it is a conference who equips women to walk in their calling as Christian communicators. Before being on the team, I have attended Declare for the last 3 years. Every year we do a link-up for those attending. I love these “getting to know you” post because it is a fun way to get to know other people online who do what you do!
This year we had 7 questions to answer:
1. When did you feel called to be a digital evangelist, what’s your main medium and how long have you been doing it?
In March 2014, I went through a class at our church called WILD(Women in Leadership Development). One of the classes was on writing and the woman teaching it said blogging is a great way to work on your skill of writing. I began my first blog (Life Outside the Shell) to simply work on my writing and I fell in love! God has opened many doors since in both the area of writing and speaking and I now blog at rachaelgilbert.com. These days I tend to be more active on social media. I love insta stories and Facebook LIVE!
2. What is your life scripture?
Our family life verses are Jeremiah 29:11(For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord) & Exodus 14:14(the Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still). My personal life verse for years was 2 Timothy 1:7: For God has not given you a spirit of fear or timidity, but power, love, and a sound mind. This verse gave me the strength to push through my fears of speaking and writing.
3. What are your passions?
My husband and I are both very passionate about health and fitness (he is a chiropractor and I am a group fitness instructor). We love to run all kinds of races from Spartans to marathons. We are currently training to hike the Grand Canyon this Fall!
I am also passionate about seeing women walk confidently in the direction of their God-given dreams.
4. What is your favorite candy and/or food?
My husband jokes that I am a sucker for any and every kind of health food. I love to try all the crazy new drinks and snacks. Some are wins and some a total bust but it’s always fun to try them and see if I can make them at home!
Other than that, I love baked goods, especially anything with cinnamon!
5. Where is your happy place and what’s it like?
If the weather is nice I love to be outdoors, especially near the beach. Or just anywhere that is remote and quiet (bonus points if I don’t get cell coverage!)
6. Are you working on any projects you can share?
I just released my RENEWED devotional and workout plan which was a huge relief to finally check off my to-do list. I just started attending The King’s University so I have put some other, bigger projects on hold. I have dreams to some day write a book (or two), start a podcast and continue speaking as the Lord opens doors for me to do so.
7. How can we pray for you & Declare?
I am so honored to be a part of this team. The level of integrity and prayer that goes into planning Declare is unbelievable. Please just pray a covering over the entire team and that we would be spirit led in all decision-making.
How about you? Are you called to be a digital evangelist? We would love to see you at Declare this year (only a handful of tickets left)! And leave a comment and let me know how where to connect with you online.
Hi! Rachel, Look forward to meeting you. Praying for you and the rest of the Declare team! Have fun hiking the Grand canyon. <3 Misty
Hey Rachael, I am just so excited to see you again in a couple of weeks! xxx