Detailed in this proposal are the developments in terms of structure and activities that we believe will maximize effectively of the program in order to bring God’s message of hope and love to a significantly large number of persons within the high school communities.
CFC YOUTH FOR CHRIST – THE MINISTRY
Seven years ago, CFC Youth for Christ (YFC), then a parish/community based organization, felt a calling to even more actively and deliberately reach out to the youth. As a result, the College/Campus and High School Programs were established in several major high schools and campuses in Metro Manila, and many of those YFC High School Clubs were blessed. Students grew in their love for God. Families were reunited. Lives were changed by the ever transforming, redeeming love of God.
CFC Youth for Christ feels stronger God’s call to share this same love not only to its members but also to the whole school – that more may experience the life and growth that has made us better persons in accordance with the mission and vision of Youth for Christ and of the schools we’ve come to call our second home. In responding to this call, we find ourselves radically readjusting our structure and activities in such a way that the blessings we receive will be made available to the entire school population.
Here’s a more detailed write-up on the ministry:
* What is YFC?
CFC Youth for Christ (YFC) is a family ministry of Couples for Christ (CFC), a Catholic charismatic community and family life movement. It owes its existence, identity, mission and vision to CFC as it exists as a partner in evangelizing the young.
YFC finds itself in the forefront to counter this trend by creating an alternative environment that will complement what is being taught at home and in school. It utilizes creative approaches that take into consideration the youth’s nature, interests, needs and gifts in order to attract them to a life with God. As a family ministry of CFC, Youth for Christ aligns itself in the vision of forming “families in the Holy Spirit renewing the face of the earth.”
* Why was YFC established?
YFC began when the parents in the CFC community saw the need for their children to also be involved in community. They organized a program for young adults which initiated then into the group and later on empowered them to lead and run the activities.
* When and where did YFC begin?
CFC Youth for Christ was formally launched in June of 1993. 13 years after CFC was established, as CFC’s family ministry for the young. YFC soon found itself established in the different provinces and countries by 1994. In the same year, YFC started its High School program by working closely with the RVM sisters in St. Mary’s College, Quezon City, its pilot school. In 1995, YFC began its work in the campuses starting with the top universities in Metro Manila such as De La Salle University, Ateneo De Manila University, University of Sto. Tomas and University of the Philippines Diliman and Manila.
* Who are invited to YFC?
YFC is open to any youth whose age falls within high school and college ages (13 to 22), regardless whether their parents are with CFC or not. YFC is a Catholic group that welcomes young adults regardless of their family background, financial or social status and even to a certain extent, other Christian denominations.
* How can YFC benefit the high schools?
YFC offers an alternative peer environment for the students, which supports the school’s thrust of academic excellence and spiritual formation. YFC achieves this by existing in the school as a club or an affiliate of the campus ministry where membership is open to students who want to be part of the program.
CFC YOUTH FOR CHRIST – THE HIGHSCHOOL PROGRAM
Objectives of the program are as follows:
1. Introduce YFC as an alternative peer environment for high school students. 2. Invite the members to...