What is Community Life at 4C’s?
Our hope at 4Cs is to build an environment where Christians of all stages can enter into transformational discipleship.
What is transformational discipleship?
For us it means that we want to see our community live with dedication to growing deeper in the calling of Christ, deeper into His community, and further in His Kingdom mission. Our faith journey is a lifelong process of learning to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
We never “graduate” from the school of Christian living. As we learn to apply and obey Christ’s teachings, our life will increasingly reflect our commitment to Christ. In other words, transformational discipleship is the result of a lifelong process. A real, radical change expressed in both our individual and our community life.
To support Christian growth in individuals and within the church, we believe that there are four essential elements that foster the transforming work of the Spirit:
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 season.
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 video is archived and available on our “Messages” webpage.
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.
Permanent Bible Studies and Prayer Opportunities
Council Members available at our Stage for Individual Prayer, Every Sunday after Worship Services
Wednesday Prayer — 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
All are welcome and encouraged to join us. We meet in the Worship Center. Our time of prayer is centered on praying for our church, community, and country.
Sunday Morning — Between Service in Worship Center
Join us in a small group prayer for our church, our neighbors, and our future
Prayer Shawls — We invite you to take the time to check out the prayer shawls located in the Family Room by the north entry. If you or someone you know would benefit from having a prayer shawl for encourgement, please take one. We ask that you fill out one of the cards in the black box on the wall which allows us to keep track of and pray for those who have received the shawls. Thanks to everyone who has created these beautiful expressions of God’s covering in difficutl times.
Make Room for Prayer – Congregational Weekly Prayer Focus
This year is an important year in the life of all who attend 4Cs! Each week we desire that all members and regular attenders partner together in prayer, focusing on a unified request to place at the feet of our God and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
This week’s Council and Search Team Prayer – Our new Pastor Brian McClure and wife Carleigh and children request the congregation’s prayers for selling their home in Texas, purchasing a home in the west Arvada area, and for all of this to take place to begin ministry in January. Our God is Able and Mighty to Save. May we request in faith for His miraculous provision for the McClures! “When you ask, you must believe and not doubt…” James 1:6
Opportunities – If you have prayer needs and would like an elder to pray with you privately, members of 4C’s Council of Elders will be up front near the stage after each service to pray with you on an as-needed basis. We welcome and encourage your participation in taking our needs to the Father. Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Also, a prayer team meets in the prayer and counseling room, just inside the south entrance between services (from 10:10-10:25) on Sunday mornings, led by Robin Millett. Invitation to Prayer – All are welcome and encouraged to join us for our regularly scheduled prayer time on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 6:30 pm in the Worship Center overflow area. Our time of prayer is centered on praying for our church, community and country.
8-week discipleship class focused on helping you invest in your relationship with Jesus and the Bible. Beginning January 8, 2023 – meetings will take place each Sunday at 9:00 am in the Fireside Room.
Digging Deeper into Prayer
6-Week Study (Finished, Look for our next Monday study in January)
Monday, October 3 through Monday, November 7
Sermon Reflection Bible Study Sundays at 10:30 am in the Fireside Room. Meet during the second service for a sermon focused Bible study. The study will be centered on the scripture used from the pulpit each week. All are welcome to come read and join the discussion.
The Current Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study is based on a book titled, Last Words of Jesus: First Steps To A Richer Life, by Stu Epperson, Jr. This is a great lead in to the Lent and Easter season. Join us from 10:00 am to Noon in the Fellowship Center. We hope you will join us if you have been thinking of joining a Bible study and Tuesday morning works for you. Questions? Contact Clarene.Shelley@4Cs.Church (x135). Please note the time and location change!
Early Wednesday Morning study for ‘younger’ women, 6:00 – 7:15 am (NOTE NEW TIME) in the Youth Dining Room (1st level). Please “come as you are” and join us before your work day begins or before the kids go off to school as we dive into the Book of Hebrews. We’re also enjoying some really sweet fellowship AND coffee! Drop in anytime and feel free to leave a little early if you need to. Facilitated by Allie Kruse and Gloria Merritt. Questions? Contact Allie — firstname.lastname@example.org.
Male Call (Open to men of all ages) – Friday mornings at 6:00 am in the Fellowship Center – upper level (enter via the SOUTH doors) at the end of the hall. Also, regularly scheduled Zoom meetings happen on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm. Let us know if you want to be given login info.
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.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact the church office.