COMMUNITY LIFE

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

Attention All 18-25 Year Olds – Beginning in May we will be meeting 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 young.adult@4cs.church.

Community Life Group Leaders Resources

The Art of Neighboring: Perhaps your Community Life Group is interested in working through a study on reaching out to your neighborhood.

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.

 

 

 

 

Permanent Bible Studies and Prayer Opportunites

 

Adult Sunday School Classes

Current Study: Ministry Gifts and Callings – April 11-May 16, 9:00-10:00 am in the Fireside Room
Find the hope in your calling! This will be a study focused on exploring each of our unique Ministry Gifts. We will draw from our under-standing of our calling in the Kingdom of God and how our gifts contribute to the Gospel. Ask “How do each one of us express our unique calling in the Kingdom?” We will be taking surveys, hearing testimonies, and overall be encouraging one another to live out who God called us to be. 

Ministry Gifts and Callings Resources:
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts Group Study Book (Amazon Link)
Week 1: Spiritual Gifts Survey
Week 2: Spiritual Gifts List and References
Week 4: Follow-Up Worksheet and Application List
Week 5: “Chapters In Our Lives” pdf – Gordon Smith
Ikigai Diagram

PRAYER MINISTRIES

Wednesday Prayer—6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. We have resumed meeting at church. We are practicing social distancing and wearing masks.  Please join us when you feel ready.  Please note:  May 19 we are moving to 7:00 pm – please come celebrate grads at the the drive-thru gradutation (everyone is invited), then join us for prayer.

Neighborhood Prayer Walk— Watch here for updates.

BIBLE STUDIES

Women’s Bible Study – Meets at the church on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am.  We are practicing social distancing and wearing masks.  Please join us when you feel ready.  Questions – Please contact the church office at 303-467-2020 x121.

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.

Sunday Morning Bible Study — You are invited to take part in the Sunday morning Bible study Speaking Truth/Taking Action 2021.  We meet at 9:00 am in the “couch room.”  Feel free to just do the lessons at home on your own.   

Speaking Truth/Taking Action Class is beginning a brand new workbook next week entitled: Insurgence:  The Revolutionary Nature of the Kingdom of God.  What did Jesus mean when He spoke about the Kingdom of God?   
Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. The time has come,” he said. The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”  Mark 1: 14-15
God wants to use the likes of you and me to advance His Kingdom! Join us in learning how be Kingdom believers, participants, and ambassadors, shining the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, into earth’s darkness!  We’re also reading the Book of Acts and Jesus Freaks, a devotional on Christian martyrs and believers from 34 AD through 1999!

Please contact Cindy Oury or the church office for info on ordering materials, and further information.  Calendars are available at the Info Center near Common Grounds, brochure rack in the south entry, or by clicking the button below.

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 kjcallison@comcast.net.