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CFC-Singles for Family and Life

Family Ministries


What is CFC Singles for Family and Life (CFC-SFL)?


CFC-SFL is a ministry of Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL) that focuses on the evangelization of single men and women aged 21-40 years old.


CFC-SFL provides an environment to help these single men and women to live a full and meaningful life with Christ at the center of it.

CFC-SFL is a Catholic Ministry where single men and women can experience Jesus Christ, know their state of life, be effective and efficient in their workplace, be a strong witness of God's love and faithfulness in their family, peers, and community, where everyone can experience true brotherhood and sisterhood having God at the center of it.

What is the CFC-SFL entry point?

The Singles candidate attends a 9-week Christian Life Seminar (CLS) after which they receive support through regular Household (cell group) Meetings, Prayer Assemblies and fellowship with other brothers and sisters.

Three months later, the candidate will go through the Covenant Recollection for an even deeper growth in their relationship with God and for a better understanding of their commitment to God as a community. At this point, the Singles candidate will decide whether he or she desires to enter into this covenant to be a community member of CFC-SFL.

What is the relationship between CFC-SFL and CFC-FFL?

As a part of the larger family of CFC-FFL, CFC-SFL shares itís vision, mission and core values.

CFC-FFL Vision:

We are an evangelistic and missionary community, committed to become families empowered by the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth.

CFC-FFL 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.

CFC-FFL Core Values:

  • Centered on Christ
  • Evangelistic and Missionary
  • Focused on Family
  • Being a Community
  • Living a preferential option for the poor
  • Exercising Servant Leadership
  • Being a Servant to the Church


What is CFC-SFL's purpose?


CFC-SFL exists to provide an environment for single men and women to:

  • Honor God through Holiness of Life (WORSHIP)
  • Empower Men and Women to Witness Godís Love and Faithfulness (DISCIPLESHIP)
  • Act out God-given Skills and Talents in the service of others (MINISTRY)
  • Relate with Excellence in all Areas of Life through Meaningful Fellowship (FELLOWSHIP)
  • Testify Godís Love by Allowing them to be used as His instruments (EVANGELISM)


What is the Life and Culture of CFC-SFL?


Worship

We nurture our personal relationship with the Lord through personal prayer time and charismatic worship as a community.

Discipleship

We are all called to discipleship in accordance to how God calls each one uniquely. In SFL, opportunities for service are provided such as giving talks, leading a household, serving in the parish, ministering in the prisons, teaching catechism to children as well as other ways to lead to the restoration of life as a whole.

Ministry

Our spiritual formation is continuous through our regular teachings and activities about Godís promises and plan, Scripture as well as our veneration to our Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor.

We also have an annual World Singles Congress wherein SFL members from all over the world gather in one place and be nourished by Godís message to the community for the year.

Evangelism

We are witnesses of Godís love and faithfulness by the way we live our lives. We hope that others will come to know Godís saving power and, through our example, be led to know and love Him more.

As an evangelistic community, we also go on mission trips to spread Godís message of love and hope to other places within and outside of the country.

Fellowship

We relate with each other in brotherhood and sisterhood. After the CLS, the Singles are divided into household (cell) groups composed of 5-7 members each. This household meets at least twice a month in prayer, personal sharing and sometimes just having fun together.



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