The Four C's

Worship Center's foundation for Small Groups

by Cindy Scott on April 17, 2019

Worship Center's mission is to lead individuals into a growing relationship with Jesus and help them find their purpose in him. We do this by creating environments where people can experience God, grow together, and serve our world.

The best environment Worship Center presents for growing together is a small group. While there are several types of groups, there are four main principles we call "The Four Cs" that serve as a guide for every group experience.

Care

In small groups, we can carry and share each other's needs across all areas of life: body, spirit, soul, and mind.

"We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God" (1 John 3:16-19).

Connect

God gave us the need for authentic and committed relationships. Our vision for groups starts with creating an environment that is "home."

"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples” (John 13:34-35).

Challenge to Grow

We want people to find and follow their purpose in Jesus. Members' growth in their relationship with Jesus is an essential part of a small group.

"So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better" (Colossians 1:9-10).


Celebrate

Across all seasons of life, God gives us so many reasons to celebrate. In groups, we take the time to celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit not only in the group as a whole but in our individual lives, as well.

"Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. As in an alternate reading in the Masoretic Text; the other alternate and some ancient versions read and not we ourselves. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation" (Psalm 100).

 

If you're interested in joining a small group, explore what's available on the Small Group Finder.

Tags: care, celebrate, community, leaders, small groups

Previous Page