The definition of PCT youth is a PCT member aged between 11 and 40, which covers
several phases of one’s life span. Facing the ever-changing situation of younger
generation and various youth missionary strategies, we still think that “pastoral
care” and “Bible-Study training” are the two most important pillars for youth ministry:
1.Pastoral care: To benefit teenagers, we have held “Sunshine Youth Camp” for many
years. Through experiential education, youths can have a clearer idea about the
relationship among themselves, others, and God; thus, their faith can be established
and deepened. To benefit university students and young adults, we hold “TKC Guide
Training Camp” every year, subsidize presbyteries/districts to hold “Youth Guiding
& Training Session” to train the youths to become spiritual guide and counsellors.
2.Bible-Study training: “Bible Study Camp for Young Adults” has extended Bible Study
training from “Biblical Theology Study Camp for University Students” to cover young
adults. In the future, we plan to cooperate with other youth departments and campus
student centers of presbyteries/districts to hold “Bible Study coordinator training.”
Through Contextual Bible Study method, youths will learn how to study Bible and
respond to their contexts with new perspectives. Furthermore, we will promote “TKC
Bible Study Movements” along with “Youth Shall See Visions (Bible reading handbook)”,
campus student centers and the youth Bible study camps held by all presbyteries/districts.
Finally, through youth ecumenical ministry, we want to help the youth broaden their
horizons, enrich their lives and learn abundantly. We lead the youths to understand
and care different social issues; through the activities like ecumenical communication,
religious dialogue, and care for the underprivileged, we encourage them to walk
out of their comfort zones and see the reality of this diversified society.
Footnote: Fellowship founded in campuses by PCT is called “Tióng-Chheng fellowship”.
Traditionally, the fellowship members use the name TKC to refer to their fellowship.
But Tióng-Chheng and TKC (Tâi-oân Ki-tok Tiún-lό Kàu-hōe Chheng-liân Thoân-khè)
both refer to PCT youth fellowship. Therefore, we hope the name TKC can be the common
identification for PCT youths.
Plans of Ministry
A.Promote “Sunshine Youth Camp” as a brand-positioning camp to cultivate youths’
lives and faith through experiential education-“learning by doing”. The camp is
divided into three steps.
Step 1: The Youth Ministry Committee will hold the demonstration camp.
Step 2: Presbyteries and districts will be invited to experience the arranged programs,
and the Youth Ministry Committee will offer trainings to the staff.
Step 3: Promoting “Sunshine Everywhere.” Every presbytery/district will be encouraged
to hold camps that are suitable to each local context in the name of Sunshine. We
expect Youth Sunshine Camps with different features will blossom everywhere in Taiwan.
B.With regular publication of “Youth Shall See Visions (Bible-reading handbook)”,
we encourage the youths to read Bible and practice spiritual formation every day.
Also, youth Bible study camps are held by youth departments of presbyteries/districts
and campus student centers together in order to promote the Bible-Study Movement.
2.Youth Leaders/Counsellors Training:
A.We hold “TKC Guide Training Camp” to train youth counsellors, and provide them
with opportunities to meet each other and enhance themselves regularly.
B.We provide assistance and subsidy to youth departments of presbyteries/districts
to arrange and host “Guiding and Training Session.” The youth departments are encouraged
to be platforms for cross-church supporting counselor groups.
C.We hold “Bible Study Camp for Young Adults” with Higher Education and Indigenous
Ministry committees to extend the spirit of “Biblical Theological Study Camp for
University Students”, and promote “TKC Bible-Study Movement”.
D.We cooperate with the youth departments of presbyteries/districts and campus student
centers to host “Bible Study Coordinator Training.” Through this program, on one
hand, we will be able to train the Bible study coordinator groups for teenager Bible
study camps held by presbyteries/districts; on the other hand, we can foster the
coordinators for local churches and fellowship Bible study class.
E.We encourage youths to take all sessions like URM, TPN, OST and volunteer training,
and empower themselves to become versatile persons.
3.Youth Ecumenical Ministry:
A.We hold “I love Taiwan Mission Camp (ILT)” and invite foreign and domestic youths
to take part in summer missionary programs at local churches. We anticipate that
through missionary programs at local churches, they may understand and identify
with the people and context in Taiwan more. Through receiving foreign youths, the
local church youths and members can also learn and experience ecumenical movement.
B.We cooperate with partner churches to hold “Ecumenical Youth Exchange Program
(EYEP)”. By sending Taiwanese youths abroad or receiving foreign youths in Taiwan,
the horizon of life and faith of the youths are expected to be broader through ecumenical
interacting and learning.
C.We recruit youth delegates to participate conferences and training courses of
ecumenical churches and organizations. (WCC, CWM, CCA, WCRC, etc.)
D.We hold “Translation and Interpreting Workshop” to cultivate youth ecumenical
talents who are interested in translation and interpreting.
E.We hold “Northeast Asia Youth Forum” with Ecumenical Committee, Higher Education
Committee and Indigenous Ministry Committee to discuss the Northeast Asia youth
issues and promote ecumenism for all churches.
F.Establish youth ecumenical talent database.
4.Media (internet and publication) Ministry
A.Youth Committee English website is estimated to be completed in 2017. The latest
information of Youth Committee will be continuously updated. We expect to provide
a platform with more services, details, and abundant information.
B.We hope to integrate “Oh My God” website with “Chheng-Chheng” youth press (青青的報)
to catch the latest news and make the youths’ voice heard through words, photographs
and videos. “Setting out from youths’ points of views and sharing their stories
and testimonies” is our slogan and we expect the churches can see the diversity
C.Through “PCT Youth” Facebook page and LINE@ official account, we want to share
and interact with netizens the latest youth information.
D.News and reviews of church activities will be posted on Taiwan Church Press. Youth
Committee will share the service programs, resources and execution results with
A.The Indigenous gospel album “Yuan Yin Chuan Chang” debuted with the joint efforts
of Youth Ministry Committee and Indigenous Ministry Committee to empower youth music
B. With ministries of “Yuan Yin Chuan Chang”, we subsidize every presbytery/district
to hold music talents cultivation programs, gospel song writing contests, and singing
C. We invite youth music bands and “Jesus Rocks” (the gospel rock band of PCT youth
committee) to hold musical gatherings and worships.
A.By holding the annual “National Youth Summit”, we hope to connect and share experiences
with youth ministries from every presbytery/district. Together, we seek the vision
and discuss the programs of youth ministry.
B.The first Sunday of May (May 7th) is set to be “Youth Sunday”; Youth Ministry
Center will design “Youth Sunday” worship program, and invite churches to hold Youth
Sunday. The Youths are encouraged to serve in the worship, and churches are expected
to be more concerned and supportive about youth ministry.
C.All presbyteries /districts are encouraged to appoint secretaries for youth ministry
program to integrate youth resources among presbyteries/districts, plan missionary
works, and take charge of the youth ministry of the presbyteries/districts.
D.All youth departments of every presbytery/district are encouraged to develop new
youth ministry programs, and youth missionary works held by them will be subsidized.
E.We continuously concern about the youth issues, cooperate and discuss with other
NGOs and NPOs, and advocate youth policies to make social structural reforms come
F.We proactively visit every presbytery/ district, institutions, and theological
colleges and seminaries to share the youth ministry programs of General Assembly