Agape Family Center 愛家全人輔導中心
How we started
Although going to church is a central tenet of the faith, true faith is rooted in the Christian household. For people of faith, family ministry is crucial to maintaining a true understanding of Scripture and a relationship with God. However, most of the Asian churches are not equipped or not having enough resources to do family ministry. We hope to partner with them and with community by providing our resources to help those people who lost their marriage or spouse, families with special need kids, singles and elders who live by themselves. So, we are trying to serve churches and the community with our resources to benefit people who need family caring physically, physiologically, and spiritually in the DFW area. In June 2018, through the same vision in family ministry and the generous funding of private donations, Agape Family Center (AFC) incorporated and opened its doors as a non-denominational, 501(c)3 non-profit agency.
We are unique because
We honor the ways that Christian faith intersects with the culture and identity.
We recognize and appreciate the vital role, caring and influence of religious authority and affiliation in ethnic communities.
We understand the need for pastors, church leadership, and others in the Christian community to have a trusted place to consult and refer when complex problems arise.
What we believe
We have a special calling to serve the Christian community and the community at large. Our corporate statement of faith states:
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Lord and Savior. We believe that through faith in Christ’s death and resurrection, we have been given a new and eternal life. We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and is the trustworthy and authoritative rule of faith and practice.
As a Christian, we have the highest regard for each person who comes to AFC for service. This regard recognizes that faith experiences are diverse, and the expression of faith is complex. For this reason, Scripture and prayer are offered only with informed consent. This practice is consistent with our commitment to the highest standards of professional and ethical practice as well as with the values and principles of our Christian faith which respects each person’s right to self-determination.
While our roots and focus are with the Christian community, AFC is committed to a policy of non-discrimination. We provide services to people of all religions, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, education, political affiliation and creed.
Our Board of Directors and director of AFC
AFC is governed by an active and dedicated Board Directors who oversee the mission and purpose of the organization. Currently, we also have a director who runs the daily operation at AFC.
儘管去教堂是基督教信仰核心的表徵，但真正的信仰植根於基督教的家庭。 對於信奉基督教的人來說，家庭事工對於保持對聖經的真正理解以及與上帝的關係至關重要。 然而，一般的教會因為沒有足夠的裝備和資源而被迫放棄提供一些特殊需要的家庭事工。我們希望能與教會和社區合作，並提供我們的資源，去幫助特別需要的群體，例如: 失婚、喪偶、特殊需要兒童、單身青年、孤苦老人。 因此，我們正在努力為教會和社區提供我們的資源，透過心理諮詢、特殊關懷、活動與跟進，來幫助那些在達福地區需要身、心、靈各方面被關注的家庭。因為有一群對家庭事工需要的看見與支持的人，一個非教派、非營利的愛家全人輔導中心於2018年6月成立。