The declaration of TKC, 1949
We believe in the almighty God as our Father in heaven, Jesus Christ on the cross
as our Savior, and the invisible Holy Spirit as our Advocate.
We believe that God’s truth shall give us freedom, and that our Lord Jesus’ love
shall makes us equal; the power of the Holy Spirit shall save our nation, revive
our country, and revive our people.
What we need now is faith, hope and love, among which the greatest is love. We will
be the light that shines in the darkness and the salt that bring harmony to all.
We will forget what lies behind and strain forward to what lies ahead.
We hope everyone live in God, and may God be within us at all times, fulfilling
all we do.
Background:During Japanese Colonial Period in Taiwan, though being under extreme
surveillance, PCT youth leaders still gathered to discuss mission and ministry through
holding annual summer camps. Although having a hard time after WWII, PCT still held
Taiwan Youth Convention in 1948. More than 1200 Christian Youths gathered in Tamsui
and published an open letter to appeal for the unification of Southern Synod and
Northern Synod in Taiwan. 1949 May 3rd, “PCT Youth Fellowship”, aka TKC was founded
at Liu Yuan Presbyterian Church in Taichung. 1951, Southern Synod and Northern Synod
united as PCT General Assembly.