Pastoral Counseling Ministry
The statistic shows that 1,500 pastors or ministers leave the ministry each month due to moral failure, spiritual burnout, or contention in their churches. 50% are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could, but have no other way of making a living.
The project is providing pastoral counseling service and training to Christians, missionaries, church leaders, Christian organizations (such as orphanages, children’s ministry), and local communities in Taiwan also in Nagaland India. Besides pastoral counseling, the project is also involved with church planting.
The project is mainly located in Taiwan Taipei. Taiwan is 36,000 sq km. A mountainous island 160 km east of mainland China, together with the Penghu archipelago and the islands of Matsu and Kinmen close to the mainland. One of the world’s most densely populated countries.
Population: 23,561,660” ( from Operation World)
Operation World states that 2.8% of Taiwan’s population are evangelical Christians. Local statistics indicate however, that only about half of these are regular church attenders. Taiwan has a wide open door for all types of mission work. Missionaries are free to publicly preach, teach and start new churches. Taiwan is one of few countries in the world that would issue mission visa to missionaries. Ministry in Taiwan is challenging. It has been said that Taiwan has the most temples in the world.
This is Yu-Chi Sophia Chou from Taiwan Christian Church. I hold an MA in Pastoral Care Counseling from Lincoln Christian Seminary (2009,) a BS in Religious Studies Ministry from Central Christian College of the Bible (2006,) and an AS in Early Childhood Education from St. Louis Community College (2003.) I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois, (2009.) My ministry is providing pastoral care counseling and regular counseling service at Bread of Life Christian Church Family and Marriage Counseling Center and Home of God’s Love (it is a Christian orphanage runs by missionaries). I will provide counseling service and training at Nagaland Outreach Children Ministry (in Nagaland India) in the February 2014 for three weeks.
My ministry is also involved with church planting. I am leading a house church under the Taiwan Christian Church.
I am going to take a mission trip to Nagaland India in February, 2014 to provide grief counseling service to children at Nagaland Outreach Children Ministry and counseling training to the local church leaders.
Here is the link for the Nagaland Outreach Children Ministry:
Yu-Chi Sophia Chou
2F No. 1-1, Alley15 Lane 90 Wenhua Road
Yong-Ho Dist New Taipei City 23442