Couples for Christ Las Vegas (CFC Las Vegas) is a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. The members have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising up families under the lordship of Jesus Christ and for the service of the Kingdom of God.
Couples for Christ 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.
It grows mainly through the establishment of localized units in different parishes.
CFC GLOBAL VISION:
FAMILIES IN THE HOLY SPIRIT RENEWING THE FACE OF THE EARTH
Moved by the Holy Spirit, one with the Catholic Church, blessed to witness to Christ’s love and service, Couples for Christ is a united global community of family evangelizers that sets the world on fire with the fullness of God’s transforming love.
CFC GLOBAL MISSION:
BUILDING THE CHURCH OF THE HOME AND 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 GLOBAL GOALS
1. EVANGELIZATION AND FORMATION
To strategically locate in the world to evangelize peoples and inculcate a way of life based on Gospel values.
2. FAMILY RENEWAL
To strengthen and defend the family as a basic unit of society and of the Church in accordance with God’s plan.
3. TOTAL CHRISTIAN LIBERATION (Justice, Life, and Poor)
To help the least of our brethren based on Matthew 25:40, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
4. EFFECTIVE / EFFICIENT GOVERNANCE
To provide effective and efficient support services to fulfill the vision and mission of CFC.
How does a couple become members of Couples for Christ?
Those who want to join CFC go through a seminar which is called a Christian Life Program (CLP). The CLP starts with an orientation session, then goes through 12 weekly meetings, thus involving a total time period of 3 months. The weekly meetings are usually held in the evenings and last about 2.5 hours per session.
What is the nature of the Christian Life Program?
The Christian Life Program (CLP) is an integrated course leading into a renewed understanding of God's call to us as Christian couples. It is divided into 3 modules of 4 session each. Each session consists of a talk, group discussion, and some time for fellowship.
The different topics of the talks are as follows :
1. God's Love
2. Who is Jesus Christ?
3. What it means to be a Christian
4. Repentance and Faith
5. The Christian Ideal : Loving God
6. Loving your Neighbour
7. The Christian Family
8. Life in the Holy Spirit
9. Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit
10. Growing in the Spirit
11. The Life and Mission of the Couples for Christ
12. Transformation in Christ (and Dedication)
The first module (first 4 talks) presents the absolute basics of Christian life, with emphasis on our hearing it with an adult perspective. The second module (next 4 talks) presents the kind of life that God calls us to: it spells out the personal response involved in receiving Jesus as Lord and Saviour and helps couples to make a reorientation of their lives around Jesus. The third module (last 4 talks) helps the couples to commit their lives in a serious way to Jesus. It helps them appropriate for their lives the power of the Holy Spirit. It provides the basics for continuing spiritual growth.
Is there any cost involved?
There are no fees or any monetary expenses required of participants. The only investment required is their time and their openness.
What happens after the Christian Life Program?
After the CLP, those who finish are invited to join CFC. When they do and after making their commitment, they are made part of a small cell group called a Household. The Household is composed of 5 to 7 couples who meet weekly for mutual support and encouragement in the Christian life, under the direction of a Household Leader.