Taiwan

Read about Mark Jane’s experience on the I Love Taiwan Programme 2017 here

Presbyterian Church of Taiwan

Background

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.

Youth Opportunities

There are opportunities for youth programmes and exchanges with the PCT:

I Love Taiwan

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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 Kiwi Presbyterian 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. Information and application forms for I Love Taiwan 2020 will be available early next year.

Challenges

The relationships that we have with PCT provides many exciting opportunities and challenges and are immensely rewarding. Members of the PCANZ who have an interest in exploring mission opportunities with the PCT are invited to contact the Global Mission Coordinator Phil King, phil@presbyterian.org.nz.

For more detail on the PCT see their website http://english.pct.org.tw/