CFC International Missions Summit (aka GMS)

The year 2009 marks an important milestone in our work for international missions as we aim to expand and empower our mission base throughout the world.  Therefore, we are holding a CFC International Missions Summit on September 5-7, 2009 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel in Maryland, USA.

With the theme “Setting the World on Fire” as inspired by Luke 4:43 ("I must preach the good news of the Kingdom of God to the other cities also. For this reason I have been sent."), the summit aims to stir up a greater interest in international mission among members of CFC and the Family Ministries, establish rapport between countries engaged in mission, and identify key countries that can function as “mission centers”.  The summit will conclude by consecrating the CFC International Missions to Mary, Star of Evangelization.

The summit coincides with the 2009 SFC North American Conference to synergize the resources for both events as well as to engage the SFC mission volunteers in the course of the summit.

Registration Instructions

Please select only your appropriate payment option

  • Option A - for delegates coming from the Philippines only
  • Option B - for delegates coming from other countries except the Philippines
  • Option C - for delegates already paid and attending the SFC North American Conference

Payment for Option B and C are by credit card only (through PayPal)

The registration fee of $200 USD covers 2 night accommodations at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel (Sept. 5 and 6, 2009), meals (Saturday lunch thru Monday breakfast), admission to exclusive workshops by popular Catholic apologist Tim Staples, and renowned Theology of the Body speaker, Christopher West.

For registered (and paid) delegates to the SFC North American Conference, they will need to pay only $82 to attend the CFC IMS. This includes an extra night accommodation at the Bethesda North Marriott hotel and meals (Sunday lunch and Monday breakfast).

Delegates coming from the Philippines must remit their payments at the CFC Center in Manila. For other international delegates, please go to the website and see additional instructions on the payment page.


Delegates are asked to fly in to Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington DC. From there, take the Metro Station to White Flint station and walk across the street to Marriott North Bethesda.

Hosting arrangements

CFC Maryland has very limited hosting capacity especially during this busy weekend. It is highly recommended that delegates to the CFC IMS check in at the Bethesda North Marriott throughout the duration of their stay and avail of the CFC discounted rate. Please contact the CFC IMS conference manager at for more details.


Included in the IMS schedule are workshops hosted by SFC. Your IMS registration includes admission to these two workshops by renowned guest speakers.


 “Black and White – Moral Clarity in a World of Gray” by Tim Staples 

(Saturday 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm)


Tim Staples was raised a Southern Baptist. Though he got away from the faith of his childhood during his teen years, he came back to faith in Christ in his late teens through Christian television and some friends in the Assemblies of God. Tim decided to join the Marine Corps and during his four-year tour, he got involved in ministry in various Assembly of God communities. Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim would become a Youth Minister in an Assembly of God Community and later enroll in Jimmy Swaggart Bible College. During his final year in the Marines, Tim met a Marine who really knew his Faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. Having been challenged, Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong and ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up… the Catholic Church. Since his conversion in 1988, Tim spent six years in formation for the priesthood earning a degree in Philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA. He then studied theology on a graduate level at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. for two years. Deciding that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic Apologetics and Evangelization ever since.

 “God, Sex and the Meaning of Life” by Christopher West 

(Saturday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm)

Christopher West – renowned educator, best-selling author, and theologian – serves officially as a research fellow and faculty member of the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia, PA. His popular week-long courses offered through the institute continue to draw students from around the globe.  Christopher has also lectured on a number of other prestigious faculties, including St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver and the John Paul II Institute in Melbourne, Australia.  

As one of the most sought after speakers in the Church today, he has delivered over 1000 public lectures on four continents, in over a dozen countries, and in over 200 American cities. His multiple books, study guides, and audio and video programs also reach an international audience. Christopher appears regularly on EWTN and has been seen by millions defending the faith on Fox News and MSNBC.  Of all his titles, he is most proud to call himself a devoted husband and father.  He lives near Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his wife Wendy and their five children.


Name Sales End Price Fee
A. CFC IMS delegates (check and cash payments only)   Ended Free
B. CFC IMS delegates   Ended $216 $5.4
C. For paid delegates to the SFC North American Conference only   Ended $88 $2.2
D. For CFC IMS Delegates (IMS + 1 day)   Ended $274 $6.85

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