BUILDING THE CHURCH OF THE HOME, BUILDING THE CHURCH OF THE POOR
We are Couples for Christ. We are committed to live in God’s righteousness and holiness, evangelizing people through a life of love and service; we shall work for the renewal of families that will serve God and build generations of Christian leaders; and, we shall pursue Total Christian Liberation through social justice, respect for life, and work with the poor.
CFC first used “Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth” as its vision statement in 1991, on its 10th year anniversary. By 1993, the Family Ministries were started. The Social Ministries and the work with the poor began to be established in 1995 and it signaled the direction of CFC to work towards Total Christian Liberation. In 1996, during its 15th anniversary, CFC declared its mission to “Build the Church of the Home and the Church of the Poor. This was also CFC’s response to the twin-call of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP II): To help rebuild the Church of the Home and Build the Church of the Poor.
The fullness of mission in CFC was further experienced in 2010 when the International Council was led to the theme “Fullness of Life in Christ.” As 2012 begins the first year of the next 30 years of community life, CFC strengthens the fullness of the mission that God has called CFC to do.
The elements of the CFC fullness of mission are the following:
- Evangelization and Mission
- Pastoral/Spiritual Formation
- Family Renewal
- Church of the Poor
- Effective Governance and Stewardship