About Us

Who We Are

Couples for Christ (CFC) 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 families under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and for the service of the Kingdom of God.

Couples for Christ 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.

On the 25th of April 2005, the Pontifical Council of the Laity, after due evaluation, granted Couples For Christ permanent and definitive recognition as a private international association of the faithful.

Our 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 evangelisers that sets the world on fire with the fullness of God’s transforming love. Our Mission: Building the Church of the Home and Building the Church of the Poor.

Couples for Christ (Australia) Oceania Mission Ltd.

The CFC (Australia) Oceania Mission Ltd. is a lay Catholic community comprising of couples and their families, kids, youth, singles, and matured men and women. We serve in the parishes and in the diocese. Couples For Christ in Australia was established in 1988 in Sydney and is a member of the world wide ministry of Couples for Christ Global Mission Incorporated based in Manila, Philippines which is recognised as a Private Association of Christian Faithful with Pontifical right.

Where and How did CFC Begin?

CFC began in 1981 in Manila. Philippines, when Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (Joy in the Lord) a covenanted Christian charismatic community. realized that to effectively renew society a conversion of both spouses. and consequently families, to Christ was necessary.

The method used consisted of bringing together a small group of prospective couples in a private home. There they were brought to a living relationship with Jesus Christ and to renewal in the power of the Holy Spirit through a series of weekly informal discussions of the gospel in a social environment. Beginning from the first 16 couples who joined the weekly gathering, CFC became a Christian f amity life renewal which was later made available to parishes and groups of married couples who wished to live out their Christian life in an active supportive relationship with one another.

The growth of CFC stemmed from its heart for mission and evangelization and its commitment to sharing God’s love with others, beginning from the basic unit – the family. It did not take long for CFC to realize that while a couple renewal was CFC to realize that while a couple renewal was essential. it would be incomplete without family renewal.

Family Ministries

CFC wants to rise in defence of the family, which is God’s work. CFC wants to bring God’s strength and light to those who are struggling to be truly Christ

CFC Kids for Christ

Kids For Christ supporting CFC’s mission of bringing families back to the plan of God Read More

CFC Youth for Christ

Youth for Christ is guided by the principle of 4F’s: Fun, Friendship, Faith, and Freedom

CFC Singles for Christ

Singles For Christ is committed to bring every single man and woman all over the world to experience Christ

CFC Handmaids of the Lord

Handmaids Of The Lord is winning the world for Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, with Mary as model.

CFC Servants of the Lord

Servants Of The Lord is a ministry for mature men who are either bachelors, separated or divorced or widowers

Couples For Christ

Participating in the Life of the Church

In a spirit of mutual responsibility for the growth of the Catholic Community in Australia (and Oceania), Couples For Christ continue its support in making Church life relevant to the family especially to the youths. CFC share its gifts through missionary works and services by conducting family evangelisation programs:

Our Work with the Poor program

CFC ANCOP Australia Ltd. – ANCOP is an acronym for Answering the Cry of the Poor. It works through a sponsorship Program which has continuously provided free education, housing, and conducted livelihood programs in poor communities in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands so far.

Current CFC National Council Directors