YFC Community Based
God created the family to be the basic unit of society. He intends for the family to be the first environment wherein a child experiences His love, learns good values and realizes His great plan. A child raised up in this environment will develop into an individual who values self, family, community, and the society. A society with individuals such as these will make a loving and peaceful community where the Lord will be able to fulfill His plans for everyone.
However, there are many forces nowadays that constantly destroy the very foundations of a family. The concept of family and the roles that each member play have been distorted for the sake of convenience, money, power and others worldly things. Values are hardly taught to children at home, creating a society with individuals who only value survival – a society of violence, hopelessness and confusion. Thus, there is a need to counter this trend of misunderstanding, lack of communication, and disbelief in the sanctity of upholding the Christian family as an integral part of a community.
Couples for Christ (CFC) is a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. It is a work of Christ which raises up Christian couples and establishes Christian families committed to the work of evangelization, winning the world for Christ and Total Human Liberation through the power of the Holy Spirit.
CFC Youth for Christ, in support of CFC as one of its family ministries, created the YFC Community Based program to simultaneously evangelize the youth in a specific community while CFC does the same with parents. This program aims to create a venue for the youth to have good clean fun, form bonds of genuine friendship, express freedom as God defines it and grow in faith through a personal relationship with the Lord. It also aims to empower young men and women to answer to God’s call in being instruments of love and renewal to their family, to other families and to the whole community.
The YFC Community based program works on spreading the good news to the youth in dioceses and parishes. It works closely with the parish structure that it is in, participating in the various activities of the parish. As this program works in spreading God’s message to the whole community, it acknowledges that there are other organizations within the same community that are working towards the same purpose. It is then also the goal of YFC Community Based to work on partnerships with other youth organizations and religious congregation. With this, the program hopes to make a big contribution to CFC’s vision and mission.