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What's the Pelican Life?

The Pelican Life Challenge

It’s amazing how easy it is to overlook what is happening all around us. We get so focused on the moment that we somehow miss big things happening just outside our window. Psychologists call this perceptual blindness. Basically this means that our brains develop a “blind spot” to otherwise obvious things when we are faced with too much stimuli. With so much to do and so many people clamoring for our attention, it’s no wonder we overlook the things going on in our cities. But...this is our opportunity to take the blinders off. This is a chance to change our perception and truly discover our cities with fresh eyes.

Take The Challenge

The Pelican Life is built on 3 core values or principles. When you “join the flock” and begin to carry the message of The Pelican Life throughout the community, you agree to embody these three principles. 

  • WE ARE TRUE NEIGHBORS
    • We are committed to understanding and owning the needs of our community. We take the time to listen to and engage with EVERYONE in an effort to BUILD UP our community. Luke 10:29-37 2. 
  • WE ARE JESUS FOLLOWERS
    • Jesus is the ultimate example of a person who lives for others. Following His example, we are committed to sacrificially serving our community and preaching the Gospel through our actions, words, and love. Matthew 16:24-26 
  • WE ARE COMMUNITY BUILDERS
    • We believe in the power of partnerships that build up and empower the local community. We work to bring people, leaders, groups, and organizations together to have a positive impact on our community. Acts 4:32-35 

1. HOST A COMMUNITY MISSION TRIP 

You’ve heard of a Staycation? Pick a day, weekend, or week to plan a series of service projects in your community. Simply dedicating some time to serve will open your eyes to new opportunities within your city. 

2. FORM A PARTNERSHIP 

Find someone, another church, a leader, an organization that lives and works in a different part of your community. Join with them to re-frame and attack the issues from a new perspective. Start with churches, the Salvation Army, the Community Foundation, etc. 

3. MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS 

Develop relationship to serve in your own backyard! Maybe a community block party would be a great place to start. 

4. GO FOR A DRIVE

Drive to the parts of town you wouldn’t normally go. (Please be smart and safe, take a friend, and understand your surroundings)


GET CONNECTED Join the flock - take the challenge by joining: fb.me/thepelicanlife 

FOLLOW ALONG Grow and Learn by reading The Pelican Blog: thepelicanlife.org

SEND US A MESSAGE Get in contact with us - we would love to hear from you! m.me/thepelicanlife


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