Start a C4C Chapter

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“Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are ‘disciples’ and ‘missionaries’, but rather that we are always ‘missionary disciples’.” 

- Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel

Do you hear the call?

Help build a community of Catholic young adults learning to love and deepen their relationships with Jesus and one another.

You see a lack of young adult community.

You want to be on mission to bring others closer to God.

You’ve discerned that this may be the next step God has for you.

Responsibilities of a Chapter Leader

Lead the Chapter according to the C4C model

Follow C4C’s 4 Pillars

Spiritual

Embracing a regular, sacramental prayer life.

Intellectual

Learning the riches of the Catholic Faith.

Relational

Investing in friendships with those in the Chapter.

Human
Committing to steady growth in virtue.

Live by C4C’s Core Values

Charity

Orienting ourselves towards the good of the other and seeking to be the face of Christ to those around us.

Faithfulness

Devoting ourselves to our Eucharistic Lord and living the teachings of the Catholic Church in word and action.

Authenticity

Recognizing our strengths and weaknesses before God and giving of ourselves to one another both humbly and with appropriate vulnerability.

“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.”

 

Acts 2:42

What leading a Chapter looks like

You model missionary discipleship and encourage others to follow Christ and to embrace a life on mission.

You build intentional relationships with the members of the Chapter both within and outside of the C4C Nights.

You lead C4C Nights by giving the 10-minute teaching, leading discussion groups, building up community life, and fostering radical hospitality.

You develop a team of other faith-filled young adults who serve the Chapter and raise up the next generation of C4C leaders.

John Pendergast

“C4C has helped to prepare me to live a life of faith and evangelization by continuously challenging me to deepen my understanding of our faith, and as a result increasing my confidence in going out to evangelize to others. I am certainly not an expert on any given topic, but even so, I get excited when I do research for a presentation, because I have the ability and opportunity to be the herald of this knowledge to others, and that is truly a blessing.”

We’re here to support you

You aren’t alone. The Crossroads 4 Christ Executive Servant Team (EST) and Servant Leaders from other Chapters will support you throughout your journey.

 

– Bi-annual Mission Days
– Annual Servant Leader Retreat
– Access to C4C’s Digital Formation Platform
– Monthly consulting calls with the EST
– Periodic Chapter visits from the EST
– Access to programming for the C4C Nights
– General support from other Chapters’ Servant Leaders

How to start a chapter

Step 1

Fill out an application.

Step 2

Meet with your pastor about the possibility of a C4C Chapter at his parish.

Step 3

Meet with us virtually or in-person for an interview.

Step 4

Join us for a meeting with your pastor at the parish.

Step 5

If it’s a good fit, we’ll help you start a C4C Chapter!

Fr. Anthony Smith
Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Watertown, CT

“In my experience with the Greater Waterbury Chapter, C4C has provided a much-needed opportunity for encounter with those young adults who are ‘on the periphery,’ as Pope Francis writes in The Joy of the Gospel. C4C Greater Waterbury is transforming the lives of our young adults in growing number.”

“He said to them, ‘The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.’”

Luke 10:2

Ready to serve?
Apply today.

Paola Peña

“Starting a Chapter of C4C was a response to God’s call to create community out of a personal ache I had for a Christ-centered community. Made painfully aware of this ache during quarantine, I finally responded to the call of the Lord to start a C4C Chapter. Those who have been attending also carry that ache within, and we’re watching how God is satisfying that ache by bringing us together in fellowship and Adoration.”

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Manchester, CT 06040

info@crossroadsforchrist.org