Thursday, December 18, 2014
CLP in a Nutshell
Module I - The Basic Truths About Christianity
1. God's Love
2. Who is Jesus Christ
3. What it means to be a Christian
4. Repentance and Faith
Module II - The Authentic Christian Life
5. The Christian Ideal: Loving God
6. Loving Your Neighbor
7. The Christian Family
8. Life in the Holy Spirit
Module III - Living a Spirit-filled Christian Life
9. Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit
10. Growing in the Spirit
11. The Life and Mission of the CFC
12. Transformation in Christ
Christian Life Program (CLP)
What is the Christian Life Program (CLP)
The CLP is an integrated course intended to lead the program participants into a renewed understanding of God's call to them as Christian couples. It runs for a total of 13 separate sessions, usually held once a week. Most sessions consist of three basic ingredients: a teaching, a group discussion, and a time for fellowship. Each session would normally last for about 2 1/2 hours.
What are the goals of the CLP
The CLP has two basic purposes: evangelism and spiritual renewal.
To evangelize is to take the basic message of Christianity and to proclaim it anew so that those who hear it can make a renewed commitment to the Lord in a way which will allow them to receive a fuller experience of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Spiritual renewal works in three ways:
Is There Any Cost Involved
There are no fees or any monetary expenses required of the participants. The only investment required is their time and their openness.
What Happens After the CLP
After the CLP, those who finish are invited to join Couples for Christ. When they do, they are made part of a small cell group called a household. The household is composed of from 5 to 7 couples who meet weekly for mutual support and encouragement in the Christian life under the direction of a household leader.
The household meeting is held in the homes of the group members on a rotation basis. A typical meeting would involve some time for prayers, a time for sharing or discussion, and finally, some time for fellowship. It would normally last about 2.5 hours.