THE SERVANT GENERAL
A TIME OF TRANSITION
SECTIONS OF MFC
The community of MFC is divided into Sections, which correspond
to the different support environments for each and every member
of the family. Thus we have Kids, Youth, Singles, Couples,
Handmaids and Servants. All Sections are important, and make
up the womb-to-tomb family renewal work of MFC.
we were CFC from 1981, we started just with couples. Then
at the re-founding of CFC in 1993, we instituted the Family
Ministries. There was now a support environment for each member
of the family. But the focus remained mainly with couples,
with the Family Ministries as more of an adjunct.
MFC, we want to give equal emphasis to each of the Sections.
Indeed, every Section is crucial to our life and work.
The work with kids is not just to help parents raise their
young children in the Lord. It is to actually recognize that
kids are today very much under threat from the liberal and
immoral culture of the day. In fact, modernist forces are
targeting kids at younger and younger ages. And of course
kids today have become Internet-savvy and even, regrettably,
addicted to social media. We thus look to providing kids with
solid formation and pastoral cover, not just as support to
their parents, but to look to starting their generation in
already knowing and living Christ. This is the work of MFC
work with youth is of course very critical. This is the time
of rapid cognitive, physical and emotional growth. This is
a very challenging stage especially to the youth of today,
who are bombarded by the culture with immorality and the deadly
isms of the day, including Satanism. This is a time of discovery,
finding out who they are. And here there are many evils being
foisted on the youth, including LBGT and gender dysphoria.
The youth, who are idealistic at heart, need to know Christ
and be provided a strong support environment by which they
can live Christ.This is the work of MFC Youth.
work with singles is essential not just to help them transition
into the world much more on their own, but especially to prepare
them for their vocation in life. This is not just what career
they would choose, but about their state of life. They need
to grow in maturity both emotionally and spiritually, so they
can discern where God wants them to be. They may be called
to single blessedness, as an ordained or consecrated person.
Or, for most, they will be called to marriage and family life.
In community they will find the formation, training and pastoral
support they will need, as well as hopefully their actual
partner. This is the work of MFC Singles.
work with couples is of utmost importance, especially with
the incessant assaults on faith, family and life. More and
more the dominant culture in the world is the culture of death.
Marriages and families are being torn apart. But the family
remains as the basic unit of society and of the Church. But
there is even growing apostasy in the Church. And many Catholics
who are still in the Church have become nominal. Couples need
to grow in personal holiness, in marital fidelity, in family
renewal, and in being used to proclaim Christ to other families.
This is the work of MFC Couples.
work with women who are not any of the above is needed. These
women are those who are widows, separated, married but whose
husbands are not involved, single mothers and older singles.
Their lives are often very challenged. There is much that
they can contribute to the work of the Church and in society
but need emotional and pastoral support. A number of them
also raise families on their own. They oftentimes make up
a majority of active Church attendees and workers. They have
traditionally been a strong component of our Christian community.
We serve them as they serve God. This is the work of MFC Handmaids.
there is the male counterpart of the handmaids. These are
those men who are widowers, separated, married but whose wives
are not involved, and older singles. They too have an important
contribution to make for society and the Church. As mature
men, they can help other men recover their calling as strong
men of God, as against the feminized and sissified men in
society today. They can be the holy warriors that are at the
forefront of the spiritual war raging all around. They have
gifts and resources that can be placed at the service of God
and community. This is the work of MFC Servants.
together, the Sections comprise the one community of Missionary
Families of Christ. Together MFC goes forth as families on
mission, fully founded on the Rock that is Christ.
The MFC Section logos
While we have the one MFC logo, we also make use of individual
The Section logos manifest that MFC at its core is inspired
with zeal for Christ and his work. We want to proclaim Christ
and make him Lord of all. We want to give value to families
the way God as Creator intended, and Christ as Son exalted
by coming into the world by way of a family. And we want to
do the mission Jesus has sent us to do, to continue with his
work of salvation, according to the eternal plan of God.
are prodded by Jesus’ own proclamation: “I have
come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already
blazing!” (Lk 12:49). Jesus baptizes us “with
the holy Sprit and fire.” (Lk 3:16c). We are sent off
as holy warriors. As such, the Section logos reflect the three-fold
confluence of Christ, the Spirit and fire.
MFC is not just composed of family sections. Rather, these
are family sections of one family that seeks to be an evangelistic
and missionary community committed to become families empowered
by the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth.
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