Is become pastor's kids the beginning of a calling? Most of the pastor's kids have parents that are already in the ministries before their birth. As a result, the identity of pastor's kids become important and they are also the center of attention in the church. From a Christian's point of view, what is faith? Do pastor's kids have stronger faith than other children? Is the faith of Pastor's kids closer to God because of their parents? How do they transform parent's faith to their own? In retrospect, how should we treat the joy and pain of their growth? How should Christians care and support this group of children of God's kingdom? These are the questions this thesis will explore in detail.
For this thesis I have interviewed six adult pastor's kid of various age and professions; four men, two women, half married and half not married. In regards to the journey of faith and self identity of pastor's kids in Taiwan, this theses use qualitative approach research, interpretative phenomenological analysis and semi-structured interview to understand the faith journey of pastor's kids, how they transfer the faith of their parents into their personal faith and the turning point during their spiritual journey.
The multifaceted research leads to three important conclusions:(1) For pastor's kids, the acceptance of one's own identity is a road that leads toward God. (2) For pastor's kids, the three segments of search for personal relationship with God is a long and winding process. (3) To care for pastor's kids is to support their walk on the spiritual path. Pastor's kids are not different from other kids. They also need spiritual guidance from families and elders. My hope is that this thesis will open up acceptance and understanding, such that the love of God will help, support and care for pastor's kids, and lead them to a resilient spiritual life.