1. Is participation in
this event by invitation only?
Yes, this is an assembly of all members of the AFC. All members will
be invited to participate in this historic event.
2. How do I know if I'm a
member of the AFC?
Invitations went out to all those that responded to the Membership Survey.
If you did not receive one and believe you are a member, please contact us
ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org,
as we do want include all who desire to be a part of membership. Click
here for more information.
3. Is this event for the
entire family or just the adult members of the AFC?
The General Assembly is for the adult members of the AFC.
4. Do I have to register
for the General Assembly?
Yes, you will receive an invitation which will require an RSVP so that
preparations for materials, food and seating can be arranged.
5. Will there be on-site
Yes, lodging will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
You may also choose to stay at a local
here for a listing of hotels offering group rates for this
6. Is there a cost to
attend the General Assembly?
Your travel and off-site lodging will be your expense. On-site
lodging, meals and participation in the event is free. A free-will
offering is always appreciated and helpful!
7. What will I do at the
As a participant of the General Assembly,
you will join the International AFC Family for a weekend of dialogue,
fellowship and prayer. There will be one day devoted to meeting as Members
of the AFC to dialogue together about the various aspects of our
Apostolate, namely, our membership, the AFC's vision & mission, the
building of communion in our AFC family, and effective ways and means to
move into the future. We look forward to your participation because, as a
Member of the AFC, we're sure that you have valuable input on how we could
be more effective as a Family Apostolate. We look forward to your
participation as we work together as a spiritual family, so as to better
serve families around the world.
We will also hear presentations from our
Global Mission Centers on how the AFC is impacting the countries they
serve. Representatives from Myanmar, Russia, Philippines, Mexico, Nigeria
and Belgium will be present for the General Assembly to give updates and
testimonials on how the mission of the Apostolate is bearing spiritual
fruits in the lives of families worldwide. The General Assembly is a time
to give thanks to God for the good fruits that He has worked through the
Apostolate. By the grace of God, the AFC has touched thousands of lives.
We hope and pray to be able to reach out to more families and to do so
more effectively. We need your help to move into the future and to discern
together the path forward during the upcoming Extraordinary General
The Assembly is characterized by a spirit
of dialogue, fellowship, and prayer in a global setting, with an attitude
of openness and listening, and expression of mutual support. The General
Assembly is a time to get to know one another through personal
interaction, in order to build up mutual understanding, as we work
together to build up God’s Kingdom through the mission of the
Apostolate. We will have cultural celebrations and an international dinner
with our Members from Myanmar, the Philippines, Russia, Nigeria, the USA
and Mexico! They are travelling to the USA for this special and historic
8. What do "Active Voice and
"Passive Voice" Participation mean?
We've received feedback to offer further explanation on the use of
"active" and "passive" voice for those who will
participate in the General Assembly.
click here for the memo from Philip Gray, JCL re: Active and Passive Voice
9. What is the dress code
for the General Assembly?
dress code for the event is business formal.