TThe 4 C’s is the model adopted by the Wesley Guild movement in order to share and live for Christ. This4 C’s can go a long way to meet the needs and to promote growth in young people. The following are just guidelines on how these programmes could be conducted.
To learn to commit to Christ and his Church.
The Guild can be used as a place to promote growth in faith, to learn more about the bible. Fellowship is encouraged. In this programme it must be emphasized to young people to reflect God’s love in them and to bring more young people to know and love Jesus as their Saviour. These can all be achieved by teachings of the Holy Scriptures.
- Bible Study
- Mountain Prayer
- Healing/Cast Thy Burden Services
To create a fellowship of young Methodists and other Christians in our Society, country and world, and committing ourselves to one another and our spiritual growth.
This is a programme that enables us to share ideas whilst having fun and understanding one another. This helps in keeping young people in the Church and to bring in those that are still far from the love of God. The power of this fellowship goes a long way in dealing with differences in culture, race, sex etc.
- Birthday Celebrations
- Visit other Circuits or Societies
- Outings/ Camps
Learning to understand ourselves in the world and to be creative in it.
This programme encourages the youth to be truthful about their background and the effect it has on their lives. Young people are encouraged to learn about the unknown and to promote intellectual growth. Young people need to learn about current affairs in the country and the changes that occur around them.
- Cultural days
- Discussion on topical issues i.e. Human rights day
- Studying techniques, interview skills –equip one another
- Newsletter writing -project and Drama.
Committing ourselves to the wellbeing of others at all levels of need.
It is important for young people not to confine themselves to just the Church but to go out in the world and bring people into the kingdom of God. It is essential for young people to realize the needs of the community and try and find solutions to the problems.
- Play a role in community projects
- HIV/AIDS projects
- Prison visits
- Visit old age homes –spend a day with them, singing, worshipping and praying
- Cleaning our Church
- Assisting in disaster areas.
CONDUCTING THE 4C’S
- Opening hymn
- Scripture reading and message of the week
- Hand over to Convener for Event of the day e.g. dance, games etc
- Introduction and welcoming of new members
- Closing hymn
Consecration \Community Development
- Opening hymn
- Scripture reading
- Hand Over to Convener for Event of the day e.g.; revival, Bible study, etc
- Closing hymn
Dress code for C’s
Consecration\Community Development –uniform must be worn but they may be exceptions for Community development depending on the program of the day
Comradeship\Creativity-anything can be worn.