What is Community Life at 4C’s?
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
Our hope at 4C’s is to 1. help mature believers to become disciples, 2. encourage others to take responsibility for their Christian growth, 3. encourage the Community of Faith to take responsibility for the growth of its people, and 4. create an environment where Christian formation is centered of the calling of Christ for growing deeper in Christ and further in His Kingdom mission.
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
The Art of Neighboring video study will empower you and your group to learn how to hold conversations, face fears that many of us have in sharing our faith and understanding the role of hospitality as a witness for Christ. Follow this link to RightNow Media to connect with the study.
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.
Attention All 18-25 Year Olds – We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 12-2 pm in the Big Room. Sign up for text updates about Young Adult ministry – text @4csy to 81010 to sign up! Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Adults Calendar
Meeting Dates through December 2021:
August 1, 15
September 5, 19
October 3, 17
November 7, 21
December 5, 19
Permanent Bible Studies and Prayer Opportunites
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.
Neighborhood Prayer Walk— Watch here for updates.
Women’s Bible Study – Meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 am. We will be gathering at a park on Tuesday mornings for the summer, please contact the church office for more information.
Male Call Friday Mornings – Friday mornings at 6am in the Fellowship Center (please enter through South doors). Regularly scheduled Zoom meetings happening on Thursday nights at 7 pm — let us know if you want to be given the call-in information. Led by Pastor Dave.
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.
Coming Soon to the Adult Life Community:
Do you have fond memories of your mother and/or father that you’d like to share? The Adult Life team is working on a publication to be produced in May or June. Your input can be one line or one page – we just want to hear your stories. To contribute, send your contributions to Kevin Callison at email@example.com.
June 17th – Picnic and Concernt in the Park
Calling one, calling all! On Thursday, June 17th, Adult Life will be having a picnic and enjoying a concert in the park – hosted by the City of Thornton and featuring the Thornton Community Band. There is no charge for the event. Fried Chicken will be provided (we need a count!) and all are encouraged to bring a side dish to share – as well as your own plates, plastic ware and beverage. Bring a lawn chair! Everything has greened up so beautifully – don’t miss an opportunity to be with friends and enjoy a beautiful Summer evening of music in the park!
The concert is from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Martha Carpenter Fields at the Thornton Rec Center located at 108th & Colorado Blvd. Entrance to the park is from Colorado Blvd, west onto 108th (the park entrance.) We will eat near the stage area and then enjoy the music. Those who would like to come closer to 7:00 and just enjoy the evening and the music are welcome.
Please contact the church office for RSVP and carpool contact information.