What is Connect4Life?

Connect4Life has been developed with the support of many people – graphic designers, web and apps developers, donors and trusts, churches and many volunteers.  Thanks to all of them with special thanks to Phin Hall for his significant input on projects, June Bradley for editing, Debbie Thrower in shaping Silver Connections as well as to family and friends for encouragement.

C4L Trustees – Steve Bradley, Ian Burnham, Peter Haddow (Chair)

Council of Reference – Dr Peter Brierley, Revd Clive Burnard, Revd John Carne, Revd Stephen Guakroger, Canon Dr Ann Holt OBE, Revd Cid Latty, Revd David Stillman

EA Member No: 219006

Connect4Life is registered as 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

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Connect4Life is a new ministry providing training and resources to communicate the Christian Good News to this generation in ways that can be easily understood.  It has been established and the extensive resources developed entirely through donations.  The message is simple – connection brings life and with it a clear sense of identity, value and purpose.  We also want to develop the resources for young people, for prisons and for wider use in other nations.  To do this, we are trusting God for financial provision through His people who share our vision for the Gospel to touch the lives of disconnected people (16 million in the UK) and unconnected people (over 85% of the UK population) – it is a vision to see ‘Churches, Leaders and Christians connected to the Person, Power and Mission of  Christ’. 

If you share this desire, we would ask you to pray for us and, if you are able, to make a financial gift towards the development and running of this fledgling ministry – it would be an investment in God’s kingdom with a return out of this world!                                                                                 

Please help if you can by sending cheques payable to ‘Connect4Life’ to:
PO Box 297
GU34 9GN

Standing orders/electronic transfers can be made to our bank account: 
'Connect 4 Life'; account number: 65447035; Sort Code: 08–92–99.

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Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, please download and complete and send us this Gift Aid Form.

This lets us reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift - 25p for every £1 you give - at no extra cost to you.

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olafWith extensive experience of Christian leadership at senior levels in para-church and local church, Olaf’s vision is to see a nation of ‘churches, leaders and Christians connected to the Person, Power and Mission of Christ’. God impressed the message of ‘connection’ on him in 2008 from John chapters 15 to 17, since when the resources of C4L have been developed for use in the wider church.

‘I believe that God has given this message for our generation in a simple and fresh way – connection with Him brings life. This life to the full brings with it a clear sense of identity, value and purpose from which people derive much needed security, happiness and motivation. The resources of C4L are easily used and understood and can mobilise your church to impact your community for Christ.’


Connect4Life is registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No: 7441241 Registered Charity No: 1140599.


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For many, but not all, a bucket and spade will mean one thing - memories of holidays at the seaside.  Why is it that children, young and old, love the seaside?  For children, their laughter makes their delight obvious as they splash in the sea, build sandcastles and eat ice-cream. For adults, perhaps it’s being away from routine or responsibilities, being free to play, to read and to indulge in leisure-pleasures. What do you look for in a holiday? Some like activities but others prefer the quieter and slower pace of life.  When you think about the idea of ‘holiday’, it becomes clear that it is unique to humankind - animals and plants are too busy surviving to think about it!    

  • ‘It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation’ - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • ‘I love writing about my job because I loved it, and it was a particularly interesting one when I was a young man. It was like holidays with pay to me’ - James Herriot
  • ‘Holidays are our one big family indulgence’ - Ben Fogle

To find ongoing fulfilment through your work is ideal but relatively few achieve it as you know if you think about your friends and acquaintances.  The ideas of ‘job fulfilment’ or four weeks for annual leave were unheard of pre-Middle Ages and still is in some places. If you live in Mongolia then you can expect no more than 15 days annual leave, in Mexico 13 days or in Guyana just 12 days.

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End Times

End Times

Most of us prefer beginnings to endings - the starting of a new chapter, the first day of your holiday or the birth of a child. And yet, we all know these things will end because our experience of life is linear. Scientists suggest that the world began with the ‘big bang’ and many fear that it will end with a big bang either from an asteroid or a nuclear one of our own making. The world will not end because of over population, disease, wars or even global warming. These may well be accompanying signs as you can read in the book that is all about beginnings and endings, the Bible which is God’s Word to us. The picture has a clue which some will recognise. What you see there is a Tide Clock which links the time with the moon and the tide.  Whilst we understand much about day and night, the gravitational pull of the moon in its different phases and the movement of the tide, there is much we just don’t know. We don’t know exactly how or why it all started. Many do not accept that there was a ‘Who’ behind it but the Bible fills in the gaps if people care to read and seek to understand. There came a time when God entered our story as a human in the person of his son. That son, the Lord Jesus Christ, knows the story line and holds it all together, for he is The Alpha and The Omega. 

  • ‘Time and tide wait for no man’ - Geoffrey Chaucer

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Best Connections


THE BEST CONNECTIONS APP is a free resource online and as an app to help people get the most out of life’s journey.

There are 6 main sections with 5 important sub-sections. Within them are nearly 500 quotes from famous past and present people who have walked planet earth and offer their wisdom. These include Socrates, Voltaire, Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Confucius, John Lennon, Stephen Hawking, Ghandi and many others from all walks of life and religious views.

Available now - click for details

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Silver Connections Magazine


Silver Connections Magazine   

For ministry to ‘retired-plus’

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• A4 large print magazine
• Free electronic presentation with notes

This is for use by Chaplains, Ministers and anyone with friends or relatives in the ‘retired-plus’ group. Materials are extremely thought-provoking with stunning images, extensive quotes and testimonies to inspire connections in the silver years.

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Silver Connections notes and Powerpoint presentation are available for download. It is worth printing off the notes separately to use in discussion with the images, quotes and many interesting stories on the slideshow.

Click below for free notes and ppt downloads: 

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My Connections


My Connections  
a free discipleship App

iphoneThis is a 31 day journey for those who are already connected to stimulate your personal walk with God.

  1. 31 days – short studies with powerful matching images
  2. Personal journal
  3. Simple and effective tool for personal mission
  4. Grace in action
  5. Gateway to many other useful discipleship and outreach resources

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Discipleship Resources



Strengthening your connection to God for more fruit.

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Helping you discover the life-changing grace of God.

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Finding God’s grace to renew and restore you.

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Two short videos for personal or group use for anyone considering a better connection with church and/or God!  Links to free online session notes, invitation cards, discipleship and outreach booklets.

TCL/The Connected Life is a similar two session resource for people to explore a first connection.

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including handy contact cards for you to download and print


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Two short videos for personal or group use for anyone interested to see how Christ connects us to God and how it brings completely new Identity, Value and Purpose!  Links to free online session notes, invitation cards, discipleship and outreach booklets.

ABC/A Better Connection is a similar two session resource for people to investigate reconnecting to God and/or church.

Session 1

In this first TCL session, we’re focussing on the search for security, happiness and motivation... and where most people make the mistake of trying to find them.

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The Connected Life Session 1 Notes to your computer or tablet by clicking the image below:

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Session 2

In this final session of The Connected Life (TCL), we explore how the need for identity, value and purpose in our lives is ultimately found through connection with God.

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The Connected Life Session 2 Notes to your computer or tablet by clicking the image below:

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C4L Online

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All the resources for outreach and discipleship have now been put into electronic format for free use. Watch this short video to see how C4L Online works:

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