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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    Sometimes it’s hard to know if you are coming or going - perhaps it’s both!  Maybe it’s tough to know the difference because it’s a confused and confusing world that doesn’t deal well with endings and isn’t sure when a beginning has occurred.  When have you arrived? Where are you going?  We do not know what is coming with the certainty we all crave. What do you hope or think might be coming?  Advent is a term linked to adventure in that it is ‘towards a venture’. In that sense, it hints of risk, excitement and some uncertainty but taken for itself, it simply means ‘the arrival of a notable person or thing’. You could say that the sun rising at dawn heralds a daily advent and so life is one continuous series of advents as preludes to the final adventure. Could you accept life as a series of beginnings rather than a series of endings? So here’s a light to reflect on that idea.

    • ‘Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise’ - Karl Rahner
    • ‘Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming’ - David Bowie

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    We all carry them, even landscapes - scars.  Sometimes they are exposed and we try to hide them. Sometimes they cannot be hidden.  Sometimes they are hidden from plain view but they can be detected if you look carefully.  Every scar has a cause from injury that was either intended or unintended and has made a lasting impact - only time will tell if it was for better or worse.  Apart from the more obvious visual physical scars, there are often internal scars due to the behaviour of others, our own personal choices or from apparently random events.  Although these may be unseen, they are nonetheless real and can be perceived in a person’s changed behaviour, confidence and even faith. Do you carry either visible or invisible scars?  Have you caused scars in others?  The walkers in this coastal path have mainly been oblivious to the scars that their feet have been making in the landscape as they have enjoyed the walk - is it possible that you have done the same?

    • ‘I am a human being, with feelings and emotions and scars and flaws, just like anyone else’ - Josh Gordon
    • ‘Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars’ - Khalil Gibran

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    Best Connections


    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.

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    Silver Connections Magazine


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    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


    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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    Discipleship Resources



    Strengthening your connection to God for more fruit.

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    Helping you discover the life-changing grace of God.

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    Finding God’s grace to renew and restore you.

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    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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    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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