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CFC-Youth for Family and Life

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What is CFC Youth for Family and Life (CFC-YFL)?

CFC-YFL is part of the Youth Ministry Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL) that caters to youth aged 13-21 years old.

What is the CFC-YFL entry point?

The entry point to CFC Youth for Family and Life (YFL), is the Youth Camp. The Youth Camp is a three-day stay-in camp that is normally conducted during the summer and semester breaks to officially bring the youth into YFL.

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

As a part of the larger family of CFC-FFL, CFC-YFL shares it’s 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-YFL's purpose?

CFC-YFL's 5-fold purpose can be stated by the acronym HEART.

  • Honor for the purpose of Worship
  • Empower for the purpose of Discipleship
  • Act for the purpose of Ministry
  • Relate for the purpose of Fellowship
  • Testify for the purpose of Evangelism



THE CFC-YFL PURPOSE STATEMENT

“CFC YFL exists to provide an environment for the youth to HONOR God through a life of holiness, to EMPOWER them to ACT in humble service, to encourage them to RELATE in joy with their family, community and the Church and to TESTIFY God’s love.“


How does CFC-YFL's purpose relate to CFC-FFL's Core Values?

  • Honor Purpose teaches us to be Centered on Christ.
  • Empower Purpose makes us Exercise servant leadership.
  • Act Purpose makes us live our Preferential option for the poor.
  • Relate Purpose strengthen our Focus on the family, our Being a community and Being a servant of the Church.
  • Testify Purpose emphasizes our calling to be Evangelistic and missionary.


What is the Life and Culture of CFC-YFL?

Our culture is our way of doing things in the ministry. Youth attending our activities, member or non-member, will see these as the FACE of CFC-YFL.

1. Fun
It is a characteristic of the youth to seek activities that are pleasurable and amusing. We in CFC-YFL provide just that kind of environment in the spirit of Catholic enjoyment. We desire to fulfill the need of the youth for merriment through activities that promote not only spiritual but social growth as well.


2. Acceptance
A determinant to one’s active participation in a community is the feeling of being welcomed. In CFC-YFL, we strive to create an atmosphere of belongingness wherein everyone is given warm reception regardless of race, gender, physical attributes, attitude… etc. We believe that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ because by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body and have been all made to drink into one Spirit (1 Cor. 12:13). Therefore, each person should be loved, just like Christ had loved, in spite of who he/she is and was. (John 15:12)

3. Christ Centered
The focal point in the existence of CFC-YFL is Christ. We look to Jesus Christ as our model and guide. Therefore, in each endeavor and activity in our community, we first and foremost seek that God will be glorified. Every activity’s goal is for the participant to know Christ and be like Him.


4. Excellence
Since in CFC-YFL we believe that all things should be done for the glory of God (1 Peter 4:11), we do everything outstandingly in all the aspects of our lives. We do everything to the best of our abilities by dwelling in truth, honor, righteousness, purity, loveliness and good reputation. (Philippians 4:8)






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