What is Connect4Life?

    C4L provides contemporary resources for churches and individuals to reach out to unconnected and disconnected friends with God’s amazing grace. 

    The inspirational materials for discipleship and outreach are all based around the connection metaphor – ‘connection brings life’. Using 21st century language about the connection that brings identity, value and purpose, these resources can dovetail into short feeder events for other courses like Alpha, Christianity Explored and Freedom in Christ.  There are booklets, courses, free downloads, with two free apps – one for outreach and one for discipleship. These are supported by wider Church Growth Resources.

    You can use selected elements or run it as a church programme for discipleship and outreach. 

     

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    KEYS

    KEYS

    Losing a key is a real worry.  Finding it causes celebration.  You probably both know the pain of losing a key and the joy of finding it - if not yet, prepare for it! It may be a physical key or a password, perhaps even an identity. Many will want to steal what you have and exploit your loss if they can. How many keys do you carry on your keyring?  How many passwords have you had to store in your memory or somewhere else?  They all unlock something of value to you.  We are not born with a key to the meaning of life - how handy that would have been! It is something we have to search for and, if we have courage to open the door, then use. The slight difficulty is knowing which is the right key from the many alternatives - all cut precisely, maybe obviously with marked differences or possibly looking quite similar.

    • ‘Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity’ - W Clement Stone

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    Tolerance

    Tolerance

    Would the person who knows you best in the world describe you as tolerant?  That person is you by the way! Maybe there’s a mixed view among others who know you.  Perhaps there are some things you do tolerate and others that you simply do not.  We tend to be more tolerant with our own weaknesses than those of others. If you were a Bird of Paradise flower, Banana plant or Rubber tree, the chances are that you would not tolerate life in a temperate climate but would require the tropical temperatures provided by a hothouse! When you think about it, much of life is about discovering the tolerances of materials and of people. Metal is tested to its breaking point and fluids are tested for flash points.  This is how we learn and can set safety standards.  What about you?  Do you know your breaking point and flash points for your own safety?!

    • ‘The highest result of education is tolerance’ - Helen Keller
    • ‘Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others’ - John F Kennedy

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    Best Connections

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    THE BEST CONNECTIONS APP is a free resource online and as an app to help people get the most out of life’s journey.

    There are 6 main sections with 5 important sub-sections. Within them are nearly 500 quotes from famous past and present people who have walked planet earth and offer their wisdom. These include Socrates, Voltaire, Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Confucius, John Lennon, Stephen Hawking, Ghandi and many others from all walks of life and religious views.

    Available now - click for details

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    Silver Connections Magazine

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    Silver Connections Magazine   

    For ministry to ‘retired-plus’

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    • A4 large print magazine
    • Free electronic presentation with notes

    This is for use by Chaplains, Ministers and anyone with friends or relatives in the ‘retired-plus’ group. Materials are extremely thought-provoking with stunning images, extensive quotes and testimonies to inspire connections in the silver years.

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    Silver Connections notes and Powerpoint presentation are available for download. It is worth printing off the notes separately to use in discussion with the images, quotes and many interesting stories on the slideshow.

    Click below for free notes and ppt downloads: 

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    My Connections

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    My Connections  
    a free discipleship App

    iphoneThis is a 31 day journey for those who are already connected to stimulate your personal walk with God.

    1. 31 days – short studies with powerful matching images
    2. Personal journal
    3. Simple and effective tool for personal mission
    4. Grace in action
    5. Gateway to many other useful discipleship and outreach resources

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    Download the free app here:

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    Discipleship Resources

    CONNECTED  21 DAYS

    CONNECTED 21 DAYS

    Strengthening your connection to God for more fruit.

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    FIRST TIME  CONNECTOR 21 DAYS

    FIRST TIME CONNECTOR 21 DAYS

    Helping you discover the life-changing grace of God.

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    RECONNECTORS  21 DAYS

    RECONNECTORS 21 DAYS

    Finding God’s grace to renew and restore you.

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    ABC

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    DISCONNECTED? FIND... A BETTER CONNECTION 

    Two short videos for personal or group use for anyone considering a better connection with church and/or God!  Links to free online session notes, invitation cards, discipleship and outreach booklets.

    TCL/The Connected Life is a similar two session resource for people to explore a first connection.

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    ABC cover1Download A Better Connection Session 1 notes to your computer or tablet by clicking the image below:

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    ABC cover2Download A Better Connection Session 2 notes to your computer or tablet by clicking the image below:

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    TCL

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    UNCONNECTED?  DISCOVER … THE CONNECTED LIFE

    Two short videos for personal or group use for anyone interested to see how Christ connects us to God and how it brings completely new Identity, Value and Purpose!  Links to free online session notes, invitation cards, discipleship and outreach booklets.

    ABC/A Better Connection is a similar two session resource for people to investigate reconnecting to God and/or church.


    Session 1

    In this first TCL session, we’re focussing on the search for security, happiness and motivation... and where most people make the mistake of trying to find them.

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    The Connected Life Session 1 Notes to your computer or tablet by clicking the image below:

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    Session 2

    In this final session of The Connected Life (TCL), we explore how the need for identity, value and purpose in our lives is ultimately found through connection with God.

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    The Connected Life Session 2 Notes to your computer or tablet by clicking the image below:

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    C4L Online

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    All the resources for outreach and discipleship have now been put into electronic format for free use. Watch this short video to see how C4L Online works:

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