Our Core Values describe who we are and what
we are called to do in the world. They provide
parameters and constant guideposts in our
moving on in our life and mission.
Centered on Christ.
everything that we are and do, we look to
Jesus, who is our Savior and Lord. Jesus is
our model in our obedience to the Father,
in our faithfulness to His call, and to total
submission to His divine will. And as He who
called us is holy, we ourselves will strive
for holiness of life (1 Pt 1:15-16), and look
to exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit in our
day-to-day lives (Gal 5:22-23).
Evangelistic and missionary.
are called to proclaim the good news of Jesus
to the whole world (Mk 16:15). We are his
witnesses (Lk 24:48). Every CFC-FFL member
is an evangelizer, in the normal day-to-day
environments of our lives. We look to doing
mission beyond our own environments to the
very ends of the earth.
Focused on the family.
life and mission is founded on strong families
in Christ. We recognize that the future of
humanity passes by way of the family. We defend
and strengthen Christian marriage, we raise
our children to be the next generation of
God’s people, we establish our homes
as pieces of Kingdom ground. In our defense
of the family, we are called to a strong advocacy
and defense of the culture of life.
are part of the larger family of CFC-FFL,
a global family of many different nationalities
and cultures but all sharing brotherhood and
sisterhood in Christ. We desire to move forward
together in our life in the Lord, providing
love, affirmation, friendship, support and
healing. We are committed to the good of our
brethren, always living the truth in love
Living a preferential option for the poor.
recognize Jesus’ mission to bring glad
tidings to the poor (Lk 4:18). We look to
both the spiritual and material upliftment
of the least among our brethren. In doing
so, we will be in solidarity with the poor
by striving to live a simple lifestyle, to
share our resources, and to fight for social
justice in the world.
Exercising servant leadership.
are privileged to serve God and His people,
both in and out of CFC-FFL. We serve with
the mind and heart of Jesus, who came to serve
and not to be served (Mt 20:28). Leaders are
to serve with humility, self-sacrifice and
submission to the Chief Shepherd, to whom
we will render an account (Hb 13:17). He who
wishes to be great shall be the least of all
Being a servant to the Church.
in CFC-FFL are an integral part of the Catholic
Church. We are submitted to our bishops and
to the pope. Our life, formation and service
will conform to Catholic values and ideals.
We make ourselves available to be of service
in the parishes and dioceses, especially in
the areas of family and life. We look to Mary,
the mother of the Church, as our inspiration
(Oct 2, 2007)