CFC Singles for Christ Christian Life Program by Line Inocencio
CFC Singles for Christ (SFC) is one of the family ministries of Couples for Christ (CFC). It was founded to cater to the needs of single men and women from 21 to 40 years of age. “Single” refers to anyone within that age group who is free from any legal impediments to marriage. The pastoral care offered by the ministry, though, is not limited to those who are called for marriage, but includes as well those who may be considering either single blessedness or religious vocation as a state of life.
CFC-SFC was established in April 1993, when a group of about 40 single men and women, mostly from the Visayas Islands in the Philippines, met for a 3-day workshop in Kalibo, Aklan to talk about forming a ministry for single men and women under the leadership of CFC.
It initially aimed to provide a Christian support environment for single men and women who want to follow Christ. However, SFC has taken a more pro-active stance with regard to providing that environment, by making sure that it brings Christ to wherever the singles are -- the corporate setting, campuses, government institutions, even in prison and developing communities. This is in alignment with CFC`s thrust of rapid, massive and global evangelization.
A single person can only be acknowledged as a full-fledged SFC member after he/she has gone through the 13-week Christian Life Program (CLP) or fast-track CLP (meaning CLPs with compressed talks or over weekend/s). The CLP is an integrated course intended to lead the program participants into a renewed understanding of and response to God’s call to them as Christians.
Goals of the CLP:
· Bring the participant to repentance and a renewed faith in Jesus Christ.
· Empower the participant in the Christian life through baptism in the Holy Spirit
· Integrate the participant into a strong environment of support and ongoing formation
Content of the CLP:
The CLP starts with an Orientation Session, then goes into 3 modules of 4 sessions each.
The FIRST MODULE presents the absolute basics of Christian life.
The SECOND MODULE presents the kind of life that God calls us to, and helps singles to make a reorientation of their lives around Jesus.
The THIRD MODULE helps singles to appropriate for their lives the power of the Holy Spirit, and provides the basis for continuing spiritual growth.
THE BASIC TRUTHS ABOUT CHRISTIANITY
· God’s Love
· Who is Jesus Christ?
· What it Means to Be a Christian
· Repentance and Faith
THE AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN LIFE
· The Christian Ideal: Loving God
· Loving Your Neighbor
· The Christian Family
· Life in the Holy Spirit
LIVING A SPIRIT-FILLED CHRISTIAN LIFE
· Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit
· Growing in the Spirit
· Life & Mission of CFC Singles for Christ
· Transformation in Christ
CFC-Singles for Christ Bermuda is inviting you to attend our Christian Life Program on June 22,
23 and 30, at St. Michael’s Parish Hall, South Road, Paget.
Come join us and meet wonderful singles who are also in search for a deeper understanding of vocation. Register now, best of all It’s FREE!!!
For more information about the CFC Singles for Christ please visit http://sfcglobal.org/