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
A fun event for high schoolers
Who doesn’t love hanging out with friends by a gigantic bonfire with amazing food? Join us for all this and more at Youth United’s “Fire & Hay” on Wednesday, October 30 from 6:00-9:00pm. We’ll also be doing hayrack rides, playing games, and making memories. The event is FREE and all are welcome! Bring a friend to enjoy the fun with.
Unleashing a wave of generosity on our world
You want to make a difference. A real difference. We want to help. Sunday, November 3 has the potential to be a monumental day in the life of our church and in the lives of the people we want to impact. On Be Rich Sunday, we’re going to share about the amazing work our nonprofit partner organizations are doing in the world. Then, we’re going to give you the opportunity to help fund them for 2020. On this day only, we’re asking 100% of our church to give a financial gift above and beyond your regular giving, and then we’re going to give 100% of it away. Join us for this unforgettable Sunday as we discover what it truly means to "be rich”.
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 (during the Sunday gathering), make sure to register by October 27. To learn more about why we dedicate children, check out the bottom of our Baptism page.
Relevant’s monthly gathering for worship and communion
First Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00pm at The Relevant Center (21220 Elkhorn Dr.). 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.
Collecting Clothing Donations for Karen refugee families
On the second Sunday of each month, Relevant’s Global Impact Team collects donations for Karen refugee families who live here in Omaha. In November, we’re collecting new socks and underwear in any sizes. Items can be dropped off at The Relevant Center on Sunday mornings, between gatherings in front of north building entrance. Stop by the Next Steps Area to learn more.
.If you have questions, contact Cory Nelson at email@example.com.
A breakfast for anyone interested in professional or personal growth.
If you’re looking to grow your business and career, join us for the Elkhorn Business Breakfast at The Relevant Center on Tuesday, November 19. Our speaker, Jeff Henderson, will discuss two questions that every organization and individual should leverage to create professional and personal growth. Jeff is an entrepreneur, speaker, pastor, and business leader who was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of twenty speakers you shouldn't miss. Prior to helping lead three of North Point Ministries’ churches in Atlanta, GA, Jeff worked in marketing with the Atlanta Braves, Callaway Gardens, Lake Lanier Islands, and Chick-fil-A.
You'll receive breakfast and a copy of the new book, “Know What You’re FOR: A Growth Strategy for Work, An Even Better Strategy for Life.”
Tickets are $15.
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 typically happens on the 3rd Sunday of April, August, and December at 3:00 pm at The Relevant Center. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New sermon series starting Oct. 13.
We all want to change for the better. Many of us try and try and try but we feel stuck. Nothing’s working. Not even prayer. At least not the safe prayers we’re praying now. If you want to experience profound positive transformation in your heart, deepen your reliance on God, and live a more meaningful life, then we’ve got something for you. Be warned. It requires courage. We invite you to move past safe, generic prayers and begin praying 3 dangerous prayers that will transform your life.
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, Sept. 29. Free childcare will be available each week. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Sept. 27. Learn more about Volunteer Staff on our Volunteer Staff page.
NOTE: As part of Staff Orientation, you will be required to purchase Gallup's StrengthsFinder 2.0 book for $15.
Outdoor family movies behind Dairy Chef
Come enjoy a summer movie under the stars at Flix at the Chef—free outdoor movie nights that Relevant puts on for our city behind Dairy Chef in Elkhorn. Bring your blankets, chairs, family and friends and enjoy the movie "Big Hero 6" on Saturday, September 14. Free popcorn and water will be provided. Food, drinks, and ice cream will be for sale at Dairy Chef as well. All movies begin at dusk. See the movie lineup and dates at flixatthechef.com
13-week group leading parents to be more intentional with the time they have.
As parents, we know our kids are always changing. From newborn to twelfth grade, there is always something new in their development, or some new challenge they are facing, or some new obstacle they are overcoming.
So how do we make the most of each developmental phase in a kid’s life? How do we parent in a way that helps our kids feel known and supported? How can we anticipate some of the challenges they will face?
“Parenting Through the Phases”, a 13-week short-term group, will help you make the most of the phase your child or teen is in right now. It’s never too late, even if you’re parenting a twelfth grader.
8-week group helping you explore faith
If you are curious about God, have a new relationship with Jesus Christ, or are returning to church after being away for a while, Starting Point is a great first step. Starting Point is an 8-week conversational group of 10-12 people where you can explore faith and experience community. It’s a place where your beliefs and opinions are valued, and where no question is off limits. In a Starting Point group, you can discuss your doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith, free from pressure and judgment.
Childcare available. Register by September 8.
6-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 Monday nights for 6 weeks starting Sept. 9. The deadline to sign up is Sept 2. 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 Starts by Les and Lesley Parrott. Childcare is NOT provided for this group.
THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL!
Registration for the next Nearlyweds & Newlyweds will open in February 2020.
Short-term group helping men & 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 men's and women’s Fresh Start groups meet weekly on Sunday nights at 6:30pm for up to 10 weeks starting Sept. 8. Childcare is NOT provided for these group. Men’s & Women’s Groups meet separately.
Note: The Women’s Group is full. To get on the waiting list for the Women's Fresh Start group, email email@example.com
10-week group leading people toward financial freedom
What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? Financial Peace University will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. The group meets weekly on Sundays at 4:00pm for 10 weeks starting Sept 8. Childcare is NOT provided for this group..
An initial membership subscription to Financial Peace University is required and includes the workbook to all 9 sessions, access to online tools and resources, and all required materials for the class. This subscription costs $119. To preview one of the sessions, watch this video: https://youtu.be/UDW3HEgh_w8
New 5-Part Sermon Series
We all know people who have ended up in a destructive place in life and don’t know why. Few people see it coming before their life implodes. The big question is, could they have seen it coming? Can you? No matter how good or bad things are right now, we can learn how to identify 5 traps that we all experience, but none of us see coming.
6-week group helping you understand what the Bible is and how to use it.
“The Bible” is A 6-week short-term group that walks you through a summary of the Bible so that you’ll have a better understanding of not only key events and characters, but how everything fits together. Then, you’ll discover an approach to reading the Bible that helps you better know God and better apply His life-giving truths. Together, we’ll talk through and practice basics steps in learning to properly understand Scripture.
This group is now full. Registration for the next “The Bible” group will be in February.
Smaller communities of people pursuing transformed lives together.
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.
Relevant is Turning 10!
Join us for a very special celebration on Sunday, August 25 as we go back to the beginning, remember some of the best moments from the last 10 years, and look ahead to what’s next. Be in your seats when we start because you’re not going to want to miss a minute of this unforgettable morning!
A fun event for high school students
Summer is coming to an end. The school year is almost here. Don’t you wish there was a chance to party one more time? On August 21, Youth United—Relevant’s high school ministry—is pulling out all the stops with a can’t miss event: Slides & Sliders. It will feature 100 foot water slides, free food, and live music. So be at The Relevant Center from 6–8pm that night. Come as you are, Youth United is for you!
Register online by August 19.
A fun event for students in grades 6-8
Are you a middle school student? Join Rooted—Relevant’s middle school ministry—for our “Back 2 School Bash” on Sunday, August 18 from 4-5:30 pm at The Relevant Center. The night will feature giant inflatables, a game truck, cookout food and MORE! Bring your friends and join us for an awesome night!
6-day camp for students entering grades 6-8
Hey middle school students! Join Rooted, Relevant’s middle school ministry, for a fun-filled week in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Camp will feature tons of outdoor activities, plus opportunities to build friendships, grow in a relationship with Jesus, and become better leaders! The cost of the trip is $475 per student. Registration and a $175 deposit is due by March 15.
2019 Theme: “Dream Wildly”
We want to help students to dream wildly. This world needs young leaders who dream about things that matter and usher in good for our world and for God’s Kingdom. God-honoring servant leadership is always accompanied by huge faith that pursues God-inspired dreams. “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” – Ephesians 3:20 (The Message)
THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED.
7-day trip for students entering grades 9-12
High school students, join Youth United, Relevant’s high school ministry, for a life-changing trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. During this action-packed week, students will have opportunities to serve people in need, build friendships, encounter God, grow as young leaders, and have tons of fun in an amazing city!
This trip is for high school students who will be in 9th-12th graders as of the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Graduating seniors will be allowed to go on this trip as well.
On this trip we will be partnering with different ministries all over the cities who are reaching the poor, hurting, lonely and spiritually lost. Students will be confronted with the reality of poverty in the U.S., cross-cultural tensions, and opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life. Plus training, leadership development, and mentoring elements will be woven into each day of the trip. After the work is done each day teams can enjoy some of the many entertaining spots around the area like the Mall of America, Valley Fair, the Minnesota Twins and/or any of our beautiful lakes and beaches. This trip will be challenging and rewarding for everyone who goes!
THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED.
Want to help a Karen family improve their living conditions? Karen refugees in Omaha are being trained on cleaning and food storage later this month. They need specific cleaners (pictured to the left) and tupperware. These items can be donated with our Second Sunday Clothing Donations at The Relevant Center on July 14.
Each Karen family will receive a “starter kit" after the training. However, in order to make it easier for Karen people to purchase the products they need when they shop on their own, we’re asking that you donate only the exact cleaning supplies pictured below. Specific cleaners needed: Degreaser, All Purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner and Window cleaner (from Wax-Mart). This way, Karen families can easily identify which product they need to purchase without having to read English. The cost of the items should be less than $10.
If you have questions, or would like to help at the training event on July 27, contact Cory Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun event for students entering grades 6-8
Rooted—Relevant’s middle school ministry—is throwing a block party for all students entering grades 6-8. Join us for an unforgettable night featuring a game truck, Toxic Meltdown, outdoor games, pizza, music and more! The party will go from 4:00-5:30pm on Sunday, June 9 at The Relevant Center.
The best opportunity all year to interact with and impact our city!
As a church we are COMMITTED to impact our city. One of the BEST ways we do that each year is by providing a FREE Family Fun Festival at Elkhorn Days. This year, Relevant’s Family Fun Festival will be Saturday, June 8, from 12-4pm. The festival includes over 50 carnival games, pony rides, and inflatables, and hundreds of great prizes for kids. If you are looking for an opportunity to love the people in our city, while having fun, THIS IS IT! In order to make this incredible event possible, we are challenging ALL OF RELEVANT to volunteer. Don’t miss this opportunity! Register to volunteer for a 2-hour time slot. If you don’t currently have a red “Relevant Loves Elkhorn” t-shirt, you can pick one up for free on Sunday, June 2.
An unforgettable week for kids entering grades K-5
Summer Blast is a high-energy week full of fun and friends for kids entering kindergarten through 5thgrade. The week will feature music, skits, outdoor games, crafts, snacks, and inspiring Bible lessons. At this year’s Summer Blast, kids will discover that a BIG huge God loves them and has purposed them to accomplish BIG things on earth! Summer Blast is June 3-7, from 9:00–11:45am at The Relevant Center (21220 Elkhorn Drive). Cost is $30 per child (or $100 max per family). Space is limited, so register before it fills up! Watch a preview on our Summer Blast page.
New Series Starting June 2
Who wouldn’t want to live a life that is truly blessed by God? But living a “blessed” life can mean different things to different people. Just search #blessed on social media and see what you get. During His most famous teaching, Jesus broke down 8 keys to living a life blessed by God. In this series, we discover that God’s blessing is a reality, but it won’t happen by accident.
An evening of laughter and learning for married couples.
Join us for a fun evening of laughter and learning about growing closer to the one you married. A simulcast of a live event with marriage experts Drs. Les and Lesley Parrott and Francis and Lisa Chan will be aired at The Relevant Center on Friday, May 31 from 7-10pm. The evening is hosted by comedian Michael Jr. and dessert will be served. Book a sitter, go out to dinner and then meet your friends for dessert and fun!
The cost is $30 per couple.
Questions? Email email@example.com
NEW 3-part sermon series on dealing with fear and anxiety
It's scary out there--no doubt about it. We'd all like to remove fear and uncertainty from our lives, but that's not always possible. Are we destined to live scared to death or can we discover a new way of dealing with anxiety and worry?
2 Sunday Gatherings @ 9:00 & 10:45am
Join us as we celebrate our risen King! All three Easter gatherings will be identical in content and last one hour. Fun-filled Relevant Kids programs will be available for children birth thru 5th grade. Learn more at EasterInElkhorn.com.
Join us at the ONE Conference!
Instead of meeting for our regular program this Sunday, April 14, we’ll be going to the ONE Conference at Lifegate Church (15555 W Dodge Rd) from 5:30-7:30pm. We’ll meet in the lobby. Look for leaders in Rooted shirts. If you have questions, email Nate Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Placing a door hanger on every door in Elkhorn
Easter is coming soon so it’s time to “cast the nets” as a church, and invite thousands of people to our 3 Easter gatherings! Our 3rd annual Door Hanger Blitz will kick-off on Saturday, April 13th at 9:00am. We’ll provide breakfast, pray for the Blitz, and then hit the streets in teams to canvas the neighborhoods of Elkhorn with door hangers. Help us plan by registering using the button below.
Also, if you’re in a T-Life Group, indicate that when you sign up so you can serve with the rest of your group. Don’t miss out on this memorable opportunity to impact lives for eternity!