Relevant church

info@relevantchurch.com

1704 N 16th St

Tampa, FL 33605

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COMMUNITY

LC3 is how we do church here at Relevant. It's more than a mantra, it's a way of ministry. The foundation of everything we do is understanding that we should love Christ because He first loved us. We understand that He created us with specific talents and dreams and that we all fit into the culture and the church in our own unique way. From there, we know it is our privilege to find a role and serve in the church. But maybe the best news of all is that it doesn't stop there. We want to take what God has given us and give it back to our community in every way possible. That's why Loving Community is such an important piece of what we do at Relevant. We'd love to show you more about this way of doing ministry. Come join us this Sunday.  We'll give you a tour of our place and introduce you to some amazing people. If you have kids, we can show you the incredible things Relevant has to offer them.

 

LOVE COMMUNITY

Relevant Church loves its community. Because of that, we believe it is our privilege to reach out and serve wherever God opens doors.  Jesus teaches us to not only care for those in our local community, but to love and serve people both nationally and globally. We believe God calls each of us to live life “on mission” and we offer many different opportunities for you to jump in and start making a difference.  Check out a few of them below! 

SECOND SATURDAY PROJECTS

Relevant serves its community - it’s part of our DNA. One of our favorite service opportunities happens on the second Saturday of every month.  We creatively call it, “Second Saturday.”  Two places we serve consistently each month is at Robles Park Village and a local Nursing Home. At Robes Park volunteers play games, share a Bible story, and provide lunch to kids in this community.  At the same time, a separate group of volunteers visit local residents in the nursing home, many of whom rarely have any guests.  In addition, throughout the year, other projects are offered and sometimes  include light home repair, painting, maintenance, landscaping, and even building bunk beds for local children in need. 

By having a regular, on-going service projects, we are able to mobilize volunteers throughout the year to meet needs in our community.  Click here to sign up for our next project, or to receive more information.

LOCAL SCHOOLS

Tutoring and Mentoring in Local Schools – Relevant partners with two local elementary schools, Booker T Washington and Broward.  We have numerous opportunities to demonstrate God’s love to the community in a tangible way. Each Fall we ensure that the students get a great start by providing stuffed backpacks and uniform shirts to every single student.   Each teacher is also given a care package, or as we like to call it, a survival kit.  We also provide volunteer led tutoring and mentoring weekly to help the most at risk children. In addition, we serve as an extension of the PTA by providing resources and volunteers to support special events throughout the school year.

Our partnership with BT Washington and Broward extends beyond classroom helping with on-site clean up and assisting families with needs that arise throughout the year.  In 2017, Relevant was able to provide a Christmas shopping spree for 20 families who may have not been able to afford otherwise.  We even have the pleasure of hosting the BTW annual Christmas program at our facility.  It is through these partnerships that God has allowed us to not only impact many students, but the larger community as well. 

NATIONAL AND GLOBAL MISSIONS

Relevant extends it’s LC3 mission both nationally and internationally through our mission trips to Eutaw, Alabama, and the Dominican Republic. Building on the foundation set in 2015, Relevant continues to partner with SCORE, International sending teams to both locations.

In Alabama, each summer we serve in the Greene County Summer Festival. This week-long outreach program benefits the Eutaw community and provides great opportunities to share the hope we have in Jesus Christ.  With sports camps, vocation clinics, and Vacation Bible School, the volunteers from Relevant partner with many others to make a difference in this underserved area of Alabama. 

In the Dominican Republic, God allows us to leverage years of local home rehab experience to provide help in many ways.  We have provided new mattresses and bedding at a local nursing home (La Esperenza) and spent time encouraging and praying with those many have forgotten.  We have built almost 200 bunk beds and supplied mattresses for the children at Emmanual House school.  This unique school is one of the few in the country that provides educational resources for special needs children.  Finally, God also provides us with opportunities to minister to those living in the sugar cane villages surrounding the city of Juan Dolio, sharing the hope of Christ and reminding them of God’s unconditional love.