2018 Annual Report

Celebrating those far from God reaching their full potential in Jesus Christ.

Relevant Church is a place where it is okay to not be okay, and because of that, it’s a place where life-change takes place. Numerous people walked through Relevant's doors in 2018 only to see Jesus change their lives forever. While this annual report is full of numbers and statistics, remember that every number has a name, every name has a story, and every story matters to God!

Financials

Below is a list of incomes and allocations.

Income

$1,654,646

Expenses

$1,393,481

Reserves & Expansion

$261,164

How funds were allocated.

Personnel

Facilities

Ministry

Outreach & Missions

Administration

Reserves

Life Change
at Relevant

Salvation

2,717 people have made the decision to follow Jesus Christ since 2010.

In Groups

More than 833 people are connected in small groups at Relevant.

Baptism

859 people have taken their next step of water baptism since 2010.

Dream Team

403 Dream Team volunteers serving 922 hours weekly at Relevant.

Attendance (4th Quarter)
1,431
8% increase
Previous Attendance

2010: 219

2011: 333

2012: 417

2013: 513

2014: 599

2015: 709

2016: 1,149

2017: 1,330

2018: 1,431

Outreach & Partnerships

Because of your generosity, more than $203,000 was invested in local, national, and global outreach in 2018. Here's a snapshot of what your giving, serving, and going produced...

Human Trafficking

Partnered with Gigi's House and local law enforcement to fight human sex trafficking in our community and region, and rescue victims from this horrible epidemic. A first-of-its-kind forum drew 285 people and Relevant subsequently collected more than 200 human trafficking rescue kits for victims. The most exciting result was a young lady and former victim who received Christ at the forum and for whom we were able to provide the removal of a tattoo "brand" put on her by her pimp.

“For The Love” Day

As part of our two-year "For The Love" initiative (to serve and reach the Lonely, Overwhelmed, Vulnerable, and Empty), a dozen local projects included: grounds work and maintenance at a special needs school, at Gigi's House, and at a nursing home; feeding the homeless in Atlanta and Henry County; providing a "personal day" of care and blessing for two foster moms and home maintenance for two foster families; beautifying the yards of a single mom, a widow, and an elderly couple; providing doughnuts for all Henry County Fire stations.

Honduras

Sent our first team to Honduras for a medical mission in partnership with Faith Home Orphanage. Highlights include: 550 people served from 195 families; 62 foster kids taken care of; and $4000 invested in for medicine, supplies, glasses, personal items, food, and Bibles.

Tent or Treat

Partnered with a local special needs organization to serve hundreds of local families with children that have special needs. More than 500 children and their families were provided a "Candyland" experience and invited to R!Kids at Relevant, where they can be loved and introduced to Jesus.

Christmas For A Cause

Relevant's annual Christmas For A Cause helped provide Christmas presents and Christmas dinner at Relevant for 180 kids and their families (80), and donated $2000 to our partner, Caring For A Cause, to host the event. In addition, 150 bikes were donated to deserving children through Griffin-Spalding County Schools and DFACS.

Other Outreach

Additional outreaches during 2018 led to some amazing results, including: provided nearly 1,000 weekend meals to local school children in need through the Backpack Buddies program; hosted Easter outreach events in Griffin and Forsyth with an estimated 7,000 people in attendance; provided 30 dozen doughnuts for teachers at area elementary schools; and hosted a Christmas service and Winter Wonderland in Griffin that drew more than 300 people.