Alton Webteam: May 2015
CONNECTING THIS PENTECOST!
Sunday 24th May,
'CHURCH CONNECTIONS' is launched to help make multiple connections! "Pentecost is the time when the Church was first energized and equipped to share the Gospel with communities and it spread like wildfire. Here's an opportunity to harness modern technology to make multiple connections within communities using free online and app resources — if churches and individuals catch the vision, the fire could spread quickly again," comments Olaf Fogwill, Ministry Director for Connect4Life.
CHURCH CONNECTIONS is a web area that churches can bookmark to share these free contemporary outreach online and app resources with their members. For those who prefer using smart phones, email, Facebook, Twitter and so on, they can just forward to contacts. Others may want to print off giveaway materials, cards and invites. The first part, C4L Connections, has 1 minute cartoon videos designed for four groups — connected wanting encouragement, disconnected needing a message of grace, a helping hand for those reconnecting, introducing God's grace to someone who is unconnected. See beliefs, goals, status and life foundations (a healthy body, a satisfied soul and a connected spirit) as they gently move on towards Christian truth of life in Christ. This is a powerful resource for pre-evangelism and a rich source of materials for talks and sermons!
My Connections has 31 day discipleship resources as an app and an online adapted version. Also now freely available are copies of the 21 Day Personal Study Guides online for First Time Connectors, The Already Connected and Reconnectors.
Then Silver Connections offers large print material and supporting powerpoint to share with older relatives and friends in local communities. See http://connect4life.org.uk/church-connections/silver-connections-magazine
Over 5000 users in 117 countries have already been accessing materials from Connect4Life, with many more who have watched videos and used their resources in other formats. Church Connections provides local churches with a real opportunity to make multiple connections this Pentecost at no cost and could really help pump-prime outreach.
For details or queries: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect4Life, PO Box 297 ALTON Hampshire GU34 9GN www.connect4life.org.uk
Trustees: S.J. Bradley (Chair), I.J. Burnham, P.A. Haddow
Council of Reference: Dr Peter Brierley, Revd Clive Burnard, Revd John Carne,
Revd Stephen Gaukroger, Canon Dr Ann Holt OBE, Revd Cid Latty, Revd David Stillman
Connect4Life is registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No: 7441241
Registered address Market House, 21 Lenton Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HG
Registered Charity No: 1140599 Member of EA
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