Our desire within Four12 is to live out and teach authentic New Testament Christianity. Unfortunately, whilst there are many good resources available today, much of what is available “out there” is either unhelpful or unhealthy. In order to counteract this, we aim to feature material that we believe carries the theology, vision and values of authentic Biblical Christianity. This material has been produced with the specific intent of assisting in the equipping of both leaders and saints.
When we choose to live honestly and allow people into our lives to see who we really are it creates an opportunity for true Christian fellowship.
It’s not wrong to love our own space, but let’s also remember that our homes are a gift from God to see His kingdom come on this earth.
The Greek word for slander in Scripture is diabolos, which is the root word for Devil.
How can we make our unity a defensive weapon against the enemy?
I have never experienced family like this, a joining of hearts, dreams and desires.
Real Christians never disagree... right? God desires us to walk in unity but does this mean we need to agree on everything to do so?
This life is imperfect and you cannot shield them from the pain of living in a fallen world. Your children learn more about your faith during the bad times than they do during the good times.
Many churches today spend a lot of time creating the “perfect” Sunday meeting but they neglect the importance of a culture where believers meet daily in one another’s homes.
Ryan unpacks what it is going to take for the church to be the unstoppable force which Christ has made us to be.
We are all from different congregations, different backgrounds, different socio-economic circumstances, and even different colours, and yet it is our faith that unites us and our faith has no colour but the colour of the blood of Jesus.
When the Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost, the immediate impact was the creation of a dynamic (and probably chaotic) community of believers.
True Christian community is a beautiful thing. There is nothing that quite comes close to being part of a group of people whom you love and who loves you.
It is a profound truth that the doctrine of the Trinity shapes our lives. As we look at who God is, we are able to see how we are called to live.
Small Group Leaders Training
BUILDING AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY WITHIN THE CHURCH
by Mike Davies
“Community (Small) Groups should be thriving, living, life-giving organisms, with leaders who partner with the Holy Spirit in bringing about the fullest conceivable expression of Kingdom Life into their part of the earth.”
This booklet is not so much a ‘how-to’ guide as it is a sharing of the heart behind small groups and their role in building authentic community within the church. Community is only meaningful when it is organic and sincere, and extends into our ‘real life’. To this purpose, we will be referring to small groups as ‘Community Groups’, in the hope that you will see them as not just a mid-week meeting, but as a springboard into a far more tangible experience of community. This booklet aims to empower you, the small group leader, to be led by the Holy Spirit in discipling and equipping others.
© Reproduction, printing and distribution is restricted and subject to obtaining approval from the copyright owners at firstname.lastname@example.org. First Edition July 2017, Cape Town
Our video series and programmes have been created with the aim to see God’s Kingdom advance through the medium of film. This platform is used to equip leaders & saints, as well as to facilitate the sharing of knowledge. Some of these can be used as facilitated teachings for leaders’ training times and small group training, and others by individuals wanting to be better equipped.
These messages feature exciting times of equipping from our annual Four12 Conferences.
Each message is made available for you to watch, listen or download from our Website, App and YouTube Channel.