FAMILY MINISTRIES

 

Family Ministry at 4Cs means two things: strengthening your family at home and strengthening our church as a family.

 

The Chosen Video Series Reflection Group:

Have you seen The Chosen?  This new video series is a moving experience of the life of Jesus.  Imagine yourself in the sandals of Mary Magdalene, Matthew the Tax Collector, Nicodemus the Pharisee, and more.  Let’s get to know Jesus more as we watch and discuss! 

 

WHY: Because knowing Jesus more deeply will fill our thirsty souls.  Whether you are just curious about Jesus or a longtime believer, The Chosen video will bring the real person and the scriptures to life.  This would be a great opportunity to invite a friend to take a look at Jesus. 

WHAT: Watch the video series on your own at home (info below).  Choose to gather by Zoom or in person to discuss and understand the scriptures better, and get to know Jesus more.

WHO:  We envision adults as well as kids and teens benefitting from this.  Parents need to pre-screen to decide if your child should participate.  Perhaps ages 8 and up.

WHEN: Every Sunday from 6:30-7:30pm

February 21, 28;
March 7, 14, 21, 28;
April 11, 18

WHERE:  By Zoom or in the Christ Community Covenant Church Fellowship Center. Let us know your preference in the sign-up

WHAT TO WATCH: Episodes are free to watch at www.thechosen.tv  You can also order a DVD or digital copy there.

HOW TO REGISTER: Complete the info below to prepare a place for you!  If you or a friend want to drop in without registering, we’ll do our best to accommodate.

 

The Chosen Sign-Up

Starting at Home, Part 3: Prayer

Time to Pray

There’s never been a better time to build your prayer life and help your kids do the same.  Do you feel uncertain of how to pray? Scared to pray out loud?  Here’s good news: prayer is simple, easy, and God is ready to listen and connect with you.  Check this out:

I love the Lord because he hears my voice
and my prayer for mercy.
 Because he bends down to listen,
I will pray as long as I have breath! 
Psalm 116:1-2 read more…

Starting at Home Part 2: Becoming Bible Readers

Nurture a Habit of Reading God’s Word

So we’re staying home in an unprecedented experience in our lives.  While we pray and do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and care for neighbors in need, I hope this will be a season of your family growing stronger together and in your faith. Last week, I shared about telling stories as a way to build relationships and faith.  This week, let’s think about one of the best possible investments of our time: reading scripture. read more…

Starting At Home: Using Extra Time at Home to Grow with Family and God

Part 1: STORIES

By Scott Parr, Pastor of Family & Mission, Christ Community Covenant Church

I love stories.  I love it when, at a gathering of friends or family, someone tells a good story — and then others chime in with “that makes me think of the time when…”  Before I discovered the power of coffee, I used to fall asleep listening to sermons at church…a lot.  Even though I love God, scripture, and good theology, if I were tired enough, I’d lose focus listening to the sermon. Until the pastor said, “Once upon a time…”  Something about stories captures our attention and sticks in our memories like nothing else.  Children’s brains aren’t wired for abstract thought, but they learn powerfully through stories. In my 17 years in youth ministry, I noticed a marked difference in the teenagers who had grown up listening to their parents’ stories – especially stories of faith, struggle, and trusting God with difficult situations. read more…

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