COUPLES FOR CHRIST
Couples for Christ (CFC) is a Christian community for the renewal and strengthening of family life and making the love of God felt among the poor. It is a highly evangelistic community. It is officially recognized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council of the Laity as a private international association of pontifical right. As such, it has a God-given vision: Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth. It has a mission: Building the Church of the Home and Building the Church of the Poor.
Through Building the Church of the Home, CFC has established the Family Ministries (since 1993): Kids for Christ (KFC), Youth for Christ (YFC), Singles for Christ (SFC), Handmaids of the Lord (HOLD), and Servants of the Lord (SOLD). CFC has what is termed “womb-to-tomb” ministry. CFC has a Gift of Life program that seeks to address threats to family and life, and a strong advocacy in defending and promoting life from conception to natural death.
Through Building the Church of the Poor, CFC lives out the social teachings of the Church through CFC ANCOP (Answering the Cry of the Poor) and the CFC Social Development Programs. ANCOP programs include Shelter, Health, and Education through the Child Sponsorship Program and Cornerstone (tutorial and values formation in public schools). The Social Development Programs are CFC’s ministry work with the Migrants, Men and Women in Uniform, Prison, Good Governance,
The entry point to Couples for Christ is the Christian Life Program, an integrated course intended to lead program participants into a renewed understanding of and response to God's call to them as Christian couples. The program has 3 modules: The first module presents the basics of Christian life. The second module presents the kind of life that God calls us to, and helps couples to make a reorientation of their lives around Jesus. The third module helps the couples to appropriate for their lives the power of the Holy Spirit, and provides the basis for continuing spiritual growth.
It has teaching and formation programs as well as regular activities such as leaders’ conferences, theme weekend retreats, anniversaries, and others. We invite everyone who completes the CLP to be a part of God’s work in Couples for Christ and to be ready to make the covenant.
Couples for Christ Global website : www.couplesforchristglobal.org
Couples for Christ Vancouver website : www.couplesforchristcanada.ca
Couples for Christ Vancouver office address:
250-2981 Simpson Road
Richmond, BC V6X 2R2