Panel members: Takako Molgard, pastor of Horizon Japanese Ministry; Go Kaneda, pastor of Lynnwood Japanese Family Church; Motoo Iwai, pastor of Kiyose Evangelical Free Church; Moderator Richard Nakamura, Translator Tim Johnson.
Panel Concerning Ancestor Worship
Setting The Table For The Gospel
From the perspective of an international student, an explanation of the gospel, especially in his 2nd language, can feel like he is given a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle – WITHOUT the boxtop! Come and learn about a simple new discussion tool that paints the boxtop picture for him, and lays the foundation upon which the gospel message is more easily understood.
Pre-Evangelism To Evangelism-Laying A Firm Foundation
These questions will be addressed: Why is it necessary to lay a firm foundation before presenting the gospel? How do we lay a firm foundation to present the gospel? When does pre-evangelism become evangelism? What does the journey look like?
In our globally connected world, more and more people are significantly shaped by two or more distinct cultures. How does this shape how we understand and respond to the good news of Jesus? How can we intentionally pray about and integrate our cultures of origin to deepen our devotion, discipleship, and delight in God?
How To Overcome The Barriers To The Gospel
What keeps Japanese from coming to church? What keeps Japanese from believing in Jesus? How can we effectively minister to Japanese? I’d like to share what I’ve learned from the Bible and from my experience.
Reaching Out To Japanese Business Men
1) Self Introduction : How I think and work as a Christian Japanese business man
2) To Christian Japanese business men (What can you do to serve the Lord as a business man?)
3) To those who are trying to reach out to Japanese business man (Important things when you reach out to Japanese business men)
Anne Pyle discusses the art and life and faith of her teacher, Watanabe Sadao, Japan’s most famous Christian printmaker. Anne Pyle has the world’s largest collection of his art, and has written and lectured extensively on his art. All of Watanabe’s prints depict Biblical themes and are in the leading museums of the world. Anne was Watanabe’s only private student and she presently has the world’s largest collection of his works. She has written and lectured in many places about Watanabe and shown his works in exhibitions, including the American Bible Society in New York City, and most recently in a three-month show at the University of Washington.
How do you climb the spiritual “Mt. Fuji” with your Japanese companion? This seminar will walk you through five distinct markers on your friend’s journey to faith in Christ.
Five Stations To The Top Of Mt. Fuji (Key Stages In Relational Evangelism)
Housing A Japanese? Don’t Panic!
This workshop will review the rich experience in store for an American family when they host a Japanese student. It will include suggestions about what kind of a family should consider hosting, preparation before the student arrives, how American family customs affect the student, and preparing the heart of a student to open up to God. Suggestions will be made for fielding problems that may arise.