CLS Talk 9 Powerpoint - CFC Singles for Family and Life

Report
The Life and Mission of
CFC Singles for
Family and Life
Session 9
What is
CFC SFL
is a family ministry
of the Couples for Christ Foundation
for Family and Life (CFC-FFL), that
specifically consists of single
adults, with ages between
21 to 39 years old.
CFC-FFL is a Christian evangelistic
and missionary community
committed to family life renewal.
 It started in June 1981
in Manila, Philippines,
with 16 couples.
CFC-FFL has ministries for kids,
youth, singles, widows/separated,
widowers/separated. CFC FFL has a
“womb-to-tomb” ministry.
CFC-FFL also engages in
the social dimension of the gospel.
We have our work with the poor,
work for justice, and work for life.
What are we
called to do?
Vision
CFC-FFL is an evangelistic
and missionary community
committed to become families
empowered by the Holy Spirit
to renew the face of the earth.
Mission
We strive for holiness of life,
as we commit to
renew the temporal order
through our work with the poor,
our work for justice,
and our work for life.
We are a servant of the Church,
working to renew her children
through every generation,
until the Lord returns once again.
CFC Singles for Family and Life
Core Values
1. Centered on Christ.
• “Be holy
because I [am]
holy.” 1 Pt 1:16
• Be perfect, just
as your
heavenly Father
is perfect. Mt 5:48
2. Evangelistic and
missionary.
“Go into the whole
world and proclaim
the gospel to every
creature.” Mk 16:15
3. Focused on the family.
4. Being community.
“...living the truth in love, we should
grow in every way into him who is
the head, Christ.”
Eph 4:15
5. Living a preferential option for
the poor.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon
me, because he has anointed me to
bring glad tidings to the poor”. Lk 4:18
6. Exercising servant
leadership.
“Whoever
wishes to be
great among
you shall be
your servant.”
Mt 20:26
7. Being a servant to the
Church.
• We conform to
Catholic values
and ideals.
• We are
consecrated to
Mary, Mediatrix
of All Grace.
CFC SFL “H.E.A.R.T.” PURPOSE
We exist to provide an environment for single men and
women to:
Honor God through holiness of life.
Empower men and women to witness God’s love and
faithfulness.
Act out God-given skills and talents in the service of
others.
Relate with excellence in all areas of life through
meaningful fellowship.
Testify God’s love by allowing them to be used as His
instruments.
SFL LIFE VERSE
JOHN 15
“Planted, Rooted and
Bearing Fruit in Christ”
CFC SFL LOGO
ELEMENTS OF THE LOGO
Fire.
Cross.
Monstrance.
Circle.
Green.
White.
SFL is a
Life Direction
Ministry
CFC-SFL, together with
the other ministries of CFC
FFL, has been raised by God
to defend his work. Our task
is to strengthen family life.
This is our reason for being.
How do we accomplish
our mission?
By working for the renewal of
single men and women, families
and the Church on a global basis.
Different Life Situations of Singles
 Members who are in
a romantic relationship
 Members who are engaged
to be married
 Members who are solo parents
 Members who are discerning a life of celibacy
(religious or single-blessedness)
 Members who are in transition from CFC YFL to
CFC SFL; or from CFC SFL to CFC HFL or CFC
SvFL
How do we support one
another in CFC SFL?
By being planted,
rooted and bearing
fruit in Christ
PLANTED
By having committed
relationships.
CFC SFL COVENANT
Trusting in the Lord's help and guidance:
1. I shall live as a follower of Christ.
•Pray and read the Bible daily.
•Strive for holiness and Christian perfection.
2. I dedicate myself to the task of building a strong family for Christ.
•Invest myself in time and effort for home and family.
•Live out and defend the culture of life.
3.
I shall be a committed and active member of Couples for Christ.
•Faithfully attend meetings and participate in community events.
•Give generously of my time and finances for the furtherance of our mission.
•Undergo all formation courses.
•Relate in love, loyalty and respect with all members of the CFC family.
4. I shall be a witness to the world of God's love.
•Actively evangelize and do mission.
•Love and serve my parish.
•Love and care for the poor.
Through
households.
ROOTED
Formation Tracks.
Covenant
Recollection
Vineyard Weekend
Live Pure
Overnight
Assemblies
By reading
inspirational books.
BEARING FRUIT
Regular activities of our community.
 Monthly prayer assemblies (in lieu of
the household meeting).
 World Singles Congress, Community
Conference, Family Day, Leaders
Conferences, etc.
 Life Direction activities
 Fellowship activities
What
Happens
Next?
This is not the end.
It’s really just the
beginning.

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