Discern a Vocation

within a Vocation
Are you looking for a structured way to grow in holiness?

Disciple Members are men and women who seek holiness by living the AFC’s charism and spirituality in their unique state in life—whether married or single. They don’t leave behind their work, family, and other responsibilities, but offer everything to God through the intercession of the Holy Family. Called to join the AFC spiritual family, Disciple Members unite themselves to this mission by serving and evangelizing in their own communities.

Perhaps God is calling you to explore this balanced and beautiful way of life.

Joined in Prayer

Disciple Members

1

Living the AFC’s Charism & Spirituality

Disciple Members seek to fully live their baptismal consecration by offering everything to Jesus, through Mary, in union with St. Joseph, and encouraging others to do the same.

Learn more here.

2

Prayer & Sacramental Life
• AFC Members’ Six Daily Prayers
• Daily Family Rosary (if possible)
• Daily Examination of Conscience
• Frequent meditation on Sacred Scripture
• Mass on Sundays and Holy Days
• Monthly Confession

3

Spiritual & Personal Formation
Disciple Members realize that holiness is a journey. They continue to grow in virtue, learn the truths of our Catholic Faith, and deepen their awareness of God’s presence throughout their lives.

4

A Worldwide Community

Disciple Members are spiritually united with AFC Members in the USA, Russia, Nigeria, Belgium, and the Philippines. Together, they share in the graces obtained by the Masses, prayers, and good works of the AFC.

“Being Disciple Members of the AFC helps us in our everyday lives because we know
that we are part of a worldwide community, striving to bring their families closer to God.”
Mark & Nancy, parents of 6

United in Mission

Disciple Members

Evangelizing

at Home
Disciple Members participate in the AFC’s mission through service and evangelization in their own communities. They especially look for ways to support other families in the Faith.

Opportunities

for Leadership
Once they have discerned and made a life commitment, Disciple Members are eligible to be elected to leadership positions within the AFC. Their servant leadership has a powerful impact on this mission.

Member-Only

Gatherings
All Disciple Members are expected to participate, if possible, in annual member-only gatherings. Some gatherings foster community, while others are focused on the AFC’s governance.

Sacrificial

Giving
Sacrificial giving of time, talent, and treasure looks different for each Disciple Member. A Member might serve in a leadership role, support the AFC financially, or offer up their physical sufferings for the good of families.

Discernment Process

Disciple Members
If you think God might be calling you to become a Disciple Member, or if you’d like to learn more about our way of life, here’s what you can do next.
  • Contact us.

    Email membership@afc.org to let us know that you are interested in becoming a Disciple Member. We will get in touch to answer any questions you may have and get to know you better.

  • Fill out an application.

    When you are ready to begin the journey of discernment, we will ask you to fill out an application for Disciple Membership. You will need records of when you received the sacraments and a letter of recommendation from your pastor to complete your application.

  • Discern a call to lifelong membership, one step at a time.

    After your completed application has been reviewed and approved by AFC leadership, you can begin discerning Disciple Membership one step at a time.

    • Discernment Cooperator Commitment: six-month commitment, renewed over a period of 1–2 years
    • First Degree Commitment: one-year commitment, renewed annually over a period of 2–4 years
    • Second Degree Commitment: 3–4 year commitment
    • Life Commitment

At any point in the process, if you discern that God is not calling you to lifelong membership, that’s okay. We welcome your involvement in the AFC’s mission, whether or not you are a Member!

Interested in Becoming a Disciple Member?

Get in touch with us!
Email Membership Assistant

FAQs

Disciple Members
We invite any single or married person, who is a fully practicing Catholic, loyal to the Magisterium, and at least 18 years old to discern a call to Disciple Membership.