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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    Can't take any more?

    Can't take any more?

    Sometimes it feels that it ‘never rains but it pours’. One thing comes after another and you feel beaten down by the harsh winds of life. You begin to feel that it isn’t fair as you compare your circumstances to those of others who seem to be coasting easily through life. Take this battered grass - it’s nearly over and one more strong wind might just snap it. You know the proverb about the straw that breaks the camel’s back and you wonder how much more you can take… genuinely.

    • ‘Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it’ - Charles R Swindoll
    • ‘It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop’ - Confucius
    • ‘The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places’ - Ernest Hemingway

    Words are easy but coping in the middle of crises is not.

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    On the Compost Heap

    On the Compost Heap

    There are subtle distinctions between a scrapyard and a compost heap although nobody wants to end up in either of them! Unwanted junk heads to the scrapyard to be pulled apart or for crushing. By contrast, careful thought is given to those items put on the compost heap where processes of transformation for beneficial regeneration take place and some useful habitats are created for wildlife. There are certainly some damaging things in life like bad choices and their outcomes that we are best sent to the scrap yard. However there are other painful circumstances and questions that we can safely put on the compost heap to mull on over time and learn from.

    • ‘Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping’ - Ethel Barrymore
    • ‘Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience’ - Denis Waitley

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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.

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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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