What is Community Life at 4C’s?
Our hope at 4C’s is to help mature believers to become disciples, encourage others to take responsibility for their Christian growth, encourage the Community of Faith to take responsibility for the growth of its people, and create an environment where Christian formation is centered of the calling of Christ for growing deeper in Christ and further in His Kingdom mission.
Learning to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is a life-long process. We never “graduate” from the school of Christian living. As we learn to apply and obey Christ’s teachings, our lifestyle will increasingly reflect our commitment to Christ. In other words, the result of this life-long process is real, radical change, as expressed in both our individual and our community life.
To support holistic and integrated formation within individuals and within the church, we believe that there are four essential elements that foster the transforming work of the Spirit. Practices within each of these 4 areas should be engaged by our community
God’s Word – Shaping our Actions and our lives
Relationships – Community nurturing and encouraging our growth
Obedient Living – Abiding in Christ as we hear his call to witness for his name
Worship – Interacting with and experiencing the presence of God
Community Life Groups
At 4C’s, we believe it is of the utmost importance that each of us has a place to be known and to know others. No matter how long you have been in our community, if you are looking for a point of connection where you can grow personally and spiritually, consider joining a Community Life Group (CLG) this Spring.
April 5, 2020 is the next launch for CLG’s. Look for the Launch Guide bulletin insert this March. If you are interested in signing up, you can sign-up on a Connection Card or on Sundays in March at the CLG table in the first-floor lobby.
For more information or questions, please contact Nathan Alley, the Director of Community Growth: Nathan.Alley@4cs.church
Community Life Group Leaders Resources
Small Group Study Notes: The sermon audio and study notes are archived and available on our “Messages” webpage. Click on the specific sermon date and the study download link is available underneath the audio box. For Sunday Sermon study notes, click here.
Growing as a Small Group Leader: The book Leading Small Groups with a Purpose is an excellent resource for anyone looking to facilitate a meaninful small groups. Copies of this book are available as a free resource to our Community Life Group leaders. Please connect with Nathan Alley if you would like a copy of this book.
Community Life Group Attendance: Attendance Response Form We ask leaders to complete this form as soon as possible after an event. The church does not maintain records on who attends, we only track total attendance.
Permanent Bible Studies and Prayer Opportunites
Womens Prayer—9:00 am Thursday in Fellowship Hall. Feel free to join us at any time! Led by Gloria Merritt.
Wednesday Prayer—6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Meet in the Fireside Room. Join us as we pray for our church, our country, and our community. All are welcome and encouraged to come! Led by Clarene Shelley.
Neighborhood Prayer Walk—1:30 pm on the Second Sunday of the month. Meet in the First-Floor Lobby for a time of prayer and scripture reading. And then walk with us through the neighborhood as we get to know the area.All are welcome and encouraged to come! Led by Nathan Alley
Womens Bible Study — 9:00 am Tuesday in Fellowship Hall. Coffee and conversation. Feel free to join us at any time! Led by Clarene Shelley.
Male Call Friday Mornings — 6:00 am in the lower level “Dining Room” in the newly finished space. Pastries, coffee, conversation. Feel free to join us at any time! Led by Pastor Dave.
Sunday Morning Bible Study — Join us on Sundays, at 9:00am for an open Bible study: “Praise, Prose, and Poetry 2020: Delight Yourself in the Lord.” We will be reading through Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ruth, Esther, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, and the Book of John. Read a chapter a day for six days a week January through November 2020. The first day’s reading begins January 1 but it is never too late to start reading scripture!
Sunday morning Bible study meets in the Fireside Room every Sunday at 9:00 am. Join in for lively discussion of the prior week’s reading, or simply read on your own at home.
Contact Cindy Oury at 303.810.6686, or by email at email@example.com to be added to the weekly Questions to Ponder study guide sent to your inbox.
FOR MORE INFO ON WOMEN’S MINISTRIES – CLICK HERE
For any other Questions: Call the office (x133).
Young Adult (18+) Community Bible Study
Young Adult Community—Bible Study – Exodus – Leviticus – Numbers: “Red Sea to the Jordan River”. It’s like reading an Adventure Novel!
Now meeting @ St. James Episcopal, 8235 W. 44th Ave., Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. Join us!
For more info, go to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Contact: Dara Bartel 303.908.6313.
ADULT LIFE EVENTS
Adults Ages 40+ For the ’empty nesters’ in our community. Join us as we enjoy the activities of life together. We will go on tours, attend musicals, eat meals together, all in the name of being together in Christ. ALL Adults are welcome to join in the diverse events and outings.
Adult Life Upcoming Events:
Escape Room (April 2020) Your team has one hour to escape the room. Take a look at the bookshelf and the paintings on the wall – everywhere you look is a potential clue!
Birdwatching (May 2020) Two Ponds Wildlife Refuge – Join us in the theatre of nature for birdwatching and a picnic. Keep your eyes and ears open!