Presbyterian Church of Taiwan
The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) and the Presbyterian Church in Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) share a valued relationship. There have been many reciprocal visits of ministers, and youth exchanges. The PCT has always maintained a strong emphasis on evangelism, social ministries, practical service and social advocacy. These have been features of the partnership between our churches. The PCT and PCANZ are members of the Council for World Mission and the Christian Conference of Asia.
There are opportunities for youth programmes and exchanges with the PCT:
I Love Taiwan Youth Programme for Young Adults, July 5-19 2023
The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has a valued partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT). This includes the I Love Taiwan programme where the PCT hosts young adults and gives them exposure to different aspects of life and mission in their country alongside youth from all over the world. Many young adults from the PCANZ have taken part in these programmes in the past and benefitted greatly from them. This is the first ILT programme since 2019 due to Covid-19. There is no cost for participants in Taiwan apart from personal spending, but successful applicants must cover their own airfares. As an incentive, Global Mission will offer four travel subsidies of $500 per person to successful PCANZ applicants. The application forms must be sent to Global Mission Director Phil King before being sent to the PCT. Download the I Love Taiwan Invitation and Application Form. For further information contact Phil King, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0212506467.
About I Love Taiwan
Our Church enjoys a warm partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan (PCT). Each year the PCT hosts a dynamic programme called I Love Taiwan, which attracts youth from all over the world, who share in the PCT’s youth and children’s ministry and learn about the unique culture of Taiwan. Global Mission supports applicants from Presbyterian and Uniting churches to attend this programme, which runs in July each year. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old and require endorsement from the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand to qualify for the $500 travel subsidy.
Nicol Family Trip to Taiwan
During December 2019 and January 2020, Presbyterian ministers Andrew and Charissa Nicol and their children were privileged to spend nine weeks in Malaysia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Read about their experiences.