Going public with your decision to follow Jesus
Baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has put their faith in Jesus by asking Him to be the forgiver of their sins and the leader of their life. It’s a public proclamation of a person’s commitment to FOLLOW Jesus from this day forward. If you haven’t been baptized since putting your faith in Jesus, we encourage you to take this important step and share your life-changing decision publicly! Your story has power. Don’t keep it to yourself. You can learn more about Baptism at Relevant by visiting our Baptism page.
Going public with your decision to follow Jesus
Relevant's monthly gathering for communion, worship and prayer.
We’ve changed the name of Prayer & Worship Night to First Thursday! First Thursday is Relevant’s monthly gathering for communion, worship, and prayer. It takes place on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00pm at Community of Grace. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to be a part of these powerful nights! First Thursdays also include a separate Sprouts program for kids birth-preK.
A public commitment expressing a desire to raise your children to follow God and love others.
Child Dedication is an opportunity for parents to make a public commitment before God, your church, and your family expressing a desire to raise their children to follow God and love others. If you’d like to dedicate your child on our next Child Dedication Sunday on November 2, make sure to sign up by October 28.
A 60-minute event that helps people engage in serving on a team.
Team Link is a 60-minute event where you can learn about serving at Relevant, talk to leaders and get more information about specific teams, and engage in serving on a team. Team Link happens on the 3rd Sunday of April, August, and December at 3:00 pm at Community of Grace. By attending Team Link, you're not committing to anything. You're simply taking the next step. If you don't find a good fit for you, no problem. There's no pressure. But we're pretty confident you'll find something that fits your passions, skills, and capacity. Visit our Serve on a Team page to learn more about serving and see a list of teams you can serve on at Relevant. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
A 90-minute event where you can meet people and join a T-Life Group
No matter where we are in life, we all need meaningful friendships; people we have fun with, feel safe with, and make us better. But these relationships can be hard to find. That's why we're so committed to helping you build friendships through a T-Life Group. T-Life (Transformed Life) Groups are smaller, interactive environments designed for everyone, regardless of where you are in life or on your spiritual journey. T-Life Groups are the best environment for college students and adults to continually grow, connect, and impact with others from Relevant.
GROUP LINK is an event where you can connect with others in a similar stage of life with the purpose of forming a NEW T-Life Group. You can also visit our T-Life Groups page to learn more about T-Life Groups and Group Link. The number of available spots at Group Link is dependent on the number of spots available within new T-Life Groups. Registration for the next Group Link will open in January. If you have questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Project is split into 3 shifts: 10am-12pm, 12-2pm, 2-4pm**
Impacting a Karen Refugee Family in Omaha
THEIR STORY: Four years ago, a Karen family moved to the United States after spending a decade in a Thailand refugee camp. Upon coming to the United States, the father gained employment in a meat packing factory and the family began saving penny by penny, hoping one day to save enough to buy a home. Four years of saving paid off, and they were able to put down a small down payment on a house! This was a huge relief, as they had been raising their eight kids in a two bedroom apartment for four years. Moving to the house has been a tremendous blessing for the family, but it also has its disadvantages. Home repairs are expensive and the father's income is enough to pay the mortgage and bills, but not much else. Relevant and Restoring Dignity (one of our partners) found out that this family was struggling to obtain household items and house repairs, so we met with them and they welcomed our help with open arms!
OUR PROJECT: Join us on Saturday, October 6 as we serve this Karen family of 10 by providing much-needed household items, cleaning, doing minor home repairs, and teaching them organizational skills. We’ll split the project up into 3 shifts: 10am-12pm, 12-2pm, and 2-4pm. Serve for a two-hour shift and make a huge impact in the life of this family! Register by October 3rd.
You can also donate items that the family needs. View a list of needed items.
Location: Karen family’s home near 67th and Sorenson
10-week group helping men process issues of hurt, offense, and loss
Fresh Starts exists to help men and women become free from the effects of offense, hurt, and loss through the transforming power of forgiveness and freedom in Jesus. In this short-term group, people will process issues of un-forgiveness, relational hurts and offenses from past or current relationships, and learn the importance of being both forgiven by Jesus while forgiving others in the same way. The men's Fresh Start group meets weekly on Tuesday nights at 8:00pm for up to 10 weeks starting Oct. 2. Childcare is NOT provided for this group.
10-week group for blended and blending families
The Smart Step Family group provides practical and realistic solutions to the issues blended families face. Whether married or soon-to-be-married, people will discover how to solve the everyday puzzles of step-parenting and step-children relationships, communicate effectively with an ex-spouse, handle stepfamily finances with confidence, and provide easy steps to successfully blending your stepfamily slowly, safely and with Jesus at the center of it all. Purchasing the book The Smart Stepfamily Participant’s Guide by Ron Deal is a requirement for joining this group. Childcare is NOT provided for this group.
The day and time for the women's Fresh Start group will be dependent on group member availability.
10-week group helping women process issues of hurt, offense, and loss
Fresh Starts exists to help men and women become free from the effects of offense, hurt, and loss through the transforming power of forgiveness and freedom in Jesus. In this short-term group, people will process issues of un-forgiveness, relational hurts and offenses from past or current relationships, and learn the importance of being both forgiven by Jesus while forgiving others in the same way. The group meets weekly for up to 10 weeks. Childcare is NOT provided for this group.
**REGISTRATION FOR THIS GROUP IS NOW FULL**
11-week group that teaches you more about God, your church, and yourself
Relevant’s Volunteer Staff are people who have committed to understand Relevant’s DNA and to own and drive everything we do as a church. If you’d like to learn more about God, your church, and YOURSELF, we invite you to go through our 11-week Staff Orientation—led by pastor Ronnie—and join Relevant’s Volunteer Staff. Staff Orientation is for EVERYONE, regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey. The next Staff Orientation starts on Sunday, September 30th and will run through December 16th. Free childcare will be available each week. Registration for Staff Orientation is now full. The next opportunity to register for Staff Orientation will be in January. Learn more about Volunteer Staff on our Volunteer Staff page.
7-week group for engaged or newly-married couples
Nearlyweds & Newlyweds exists to point engaged and newly married couples in a healthy direction, and help them take positive first steps in their marriage. You'll meet with seasoned couples who will guide you through the highs and lows of marriage with real-life examples, current information, and wisdom from the Bible. Some of the main topics that will be covered are Why Marriage, Love & Understanding, Communication, Conflict & Forgiveness, Money, and Intimacy. The group meets weekly on Thursday nights for 7 weeks starting Sept. 27. The cost is $30 per couple for the S.Y.M.B.I.S. assessment. SYMBIS is based on the best-selling book, Saving Your Marriage Before It Startsby Les and Lesley Parrott. Childcare is NOT provided for this group.
Collecting Clothing Donations for Karen refugee families
On the second Sunday of each month from April thru October, Relevant’s Global Impact Team collects clothing donations for Karen refugee families who live here in Omaha. Refugee families are always in need of adult clothing in sizes S-M-L, and children’s clothing in any sizes. Clothing can be dropped off in front of the building on Sunday mornings. If you have questions, contact Cory Nelson at email@example.com.
Free outdoor family movies!
On the second Saturday of the month from June through September, Relevant is putting on free movie nights behind Dairy Chef. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy complimentary popcorn. Dairy Chef will have food & ice cream for sale. Movies begin at dusk. See the movie lineup and dates at flixatthechef.com