Youth for Christ is guided by the principle of 4F’s: Fun, Friendship, Faith, Freedom
FUN: Being young means having fun. YFC promotes and supports the dynamism of theyouth’s thirst to enjoy life by empowering them to live it to the fullest. YFC encourages fun—good, clean fun.
FRIENDSHIP: This is the time of their lives when the youth begin to form lastingrelationships with their peers. YFC encourages friendship among young people, enablingthem to see God in each and every individual they encounter. The community allows theyouth to experience new things, to learn, and to grow with friends.
FREEDOM: One can barely contain the enthusiasm of a spirit. Within the YFCcommunity, the youth experience freedom from sins, from insecurities, and fromdifficulties in the past, as well as the freedom to express love and to become theindividuals whom God meant them to be.
FAITH: None of the three can be fully experienced without faith in God. In YFC, the youth are taught the Catholic faith that they may better appreciate the abundant blessingsthey receive in their lives.
The 7 YFC ID’s
Our YFC Identity is our oneness and commonness as brothers and sisters in YFC. Yet each of us has our own uniqueness which also emanates from God as individuals and as one body anchored on the image and likeness of God. Here in YFC, our ultimate goal isto bring the youth to Christ.
We believe that our true and ultimate destiny is that we are sons and daughters of God. Our identity is the result of our innate and core values that we in YFC want to live by. Being a YFC is not just our spiritual identity, rather, the 7 ID’s are the fullness of who we are and what we can become as a true youthFOR CHRIST.
The battle cry of Every YFC: To know God and to make God known, with Passion Excellence and Integrity.
I am a YFC. Therefore I am…
A Missionary. The deepest desire of my heart is to proclaim His glory. God calls me to evangelize His word. And I will walk till the ends of the earth to make Him known. I will be the strength of my brothers and sisters. I will be patient to those who have no time to listen. I will help them carry their cross even if I’m already struggling for my own.
A Model of Excellence. Cheating is not worth my reputation. I strive for finesse.I aim for excellence and I work for it. I am disciplined focus and driven. I fight ignorance and seek for knowledge. I explore all my capabilities and maximize my potentials. I believe that this world is full of hidden mysteries waiting for my discovery. I am fated to succeed in my chosen field. I excel in my studies but remains outstanding in my service. I use my talents and skills to serve my Master. I give Him back the glory. I will forever be His instrument.
Champion of the Poor. I am selfless. I open my hearts and hands to those in need. I listen to the cry of the less fortunate, the unheard voice of the poor. I treat them equally and fairly. I care for them and value their existence. I protect their dignity. I respect them for they deserve to be respected. I share to them the privileged of being love. They are worth the love of my GOD, and they have all the right to know it.
A Patriot. I am proud of my race and nationality. I love my country for I know this is where my God wants me to celebrate His glory. I refuse to blame the government for its current situation. I am part of the problem and so as the solution. I strive to contribute something to make it a better place. I work for the betterment of my fellowmen.I shield them from abuse and discrimination.
100% Free. I walk in the sane and wholesome path of chastity.I consider my body the temple of my soul. I won’t defile it for it means tarnishing my spirit. I am not cynical about love. I don’t play game on the seriousness of its affection. I believe that real love waits.If it means I have to sacrifice then so be it. I keep my mind open but pure. I show it through my words and my actions.I despise the thought of evil and reject lustful ideas that poison my mind. I am pure in heart. I denounce selfish ambitions, violence and abuse in any form. I prefer the road less traveled even if it means being alone. I am unmoved by the overpowering influence of the crowd. I protect my future and I say no to alcohol drugs and other vices that could harm my being.
Single-Minded for God. I am living a God-centered life.I surrender to His will. I don’t question His plans on my life. I trust rather than doubt. I allow Him to fulfill His purpose in me. I strive to live my life the way He lived His.
Source of Unity to the Family. Evangelization starts at home.I serve God by serving my family. I make sure that communication is always open. I strive to understand rather than to be understood. I talk less and listen more. I protect unity and oness. I respect my parents and love my siblings.
I am a YFC. Therefore I AM DESTINED FOR GREATNESS.