On behalf of the RJC Committee, we invite you to attend the upcoming 19th Annual Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) International Conference entitled “Let Light Shine out of Darkness: Servants proclaiming God’s glory in Christ to those in darkness” held at Calvary Chapel La Habra, in La Habra California February 20-22, 2020. This year’s special guests are Makoto Fukuda and Noritaka Kunisawa.

 

皆様、こんにちは!Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) のコミッティーを代表し、2019年のRJC インターナショナルカンフェレンスのご案内をさせていただきます。今回のカンフェレンスは、『闇から光が輝きでよ:  闇の中にいる者に、キリストにある神の栄光を宣べ伝えるしもべたち』 というタイトルで、2017年と同じくカリフォルニア州のCalvary Chapel La Habraで2月20日―22日に行われます。そしてメインスピーカーには福田真理牧師と国沢則隆牧師をお迎えする予定です。

 

What: 19th annual Reaching Japanese for Christ International Conference – 第19回RJC国際カンファレンス

 

Theme: “Let Light Shine out of Darkness: Servants proclaiming God’s glory in Christ to those in darkness” 「闇から光が輝きでよ:  闇の中にいる者に、キリストにある神の栄光を宣べ伝えるしもべたち」 第2コリント, 2 Corinthians 4:4-6

 

RJC Pre-Conference: Thursday, Feb 20, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Includes Lunch and Dinner)

 

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Speakers:

 

RJC Main Conference: Thursday, Feb 20, 6:30 pm – Saturday, Feb 22, 6:00 pm

 

Speakers:

Makoto Fukuda – Born in 1963. Though raised in the country setting of Tochigi Prefecture, he is now church planting in the city of Tokyo.  After graduation from Niigata University and Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary, he served as the pastor of the Yama No Ue Church of the Presbyterian Church in Japan for 18 years, planning to serve there in Yokohama to the end. However, sensing a leading for the church planting movement in the urban center of Tokyo, in 2008, he moved to Tokyo and began church planting, there. In 2010, Grace City Church Tokyo was started, and the work of the Gospel in the urban center proceeded little by little. He began the Grace Church Planting Network in 2013, serving the church planting movement in Tokyo, by developing, training, encouraging, and coaching church planters. He has three sons and one daughter with his wife, Michiru, and also has three grandchildren.

 

福田真理 – 1963年、 栃木の田舎育ちなのに今は東京の都会で教会開拓をしている。新潟大学、東京基督神学校を卒業して、日本長老教会山の上教会で18年間牧師を務める。横浜で骨を埋めるつもりであったが、東京都心の教会開拓ムーブメントに導かれ、2008年に東京に転居して開拓伝道を始める。2010年からグレースシティチャーチ東京が始まり、都心における福音の働きが少しずつ進展していく。2013年からグレース教会開拓ネットワークを始め、開拓伝道者の発掘と訓練、励ましやコーチングによって、東京での教会開拓運動に仕えている。妻ミチルとの間に3男1女。3人の孫。

 

Noritaka Kunisawa Born in 1953 in Nara Prefecture. While studying in the United States, he was touched by Jesus, and made a decision of faith. After returning to Japan, he worked in different regions, serving the local church in each place as a lay leader. Finally arriving in Dallas, Texas, he started a gathering at his home in 1999, led by the Lord to do so. Later, the group organized as a church and began operating as International Christian Church, and, in 2002, he became the full time pastor. In 2006, he finished studies at Christ For The Nations Institute night school. In 2011, the church was able to purchase a building by a miracle from God. Six years later, again, miraculously, they were able to pay it off. Sister churches have been started in Houston, Detroit, Yokohama, and Matsuyama. Above all, they value the salvation of souls, and seek the form of a church that is entrusted to the Holy Spirit, who enables the work. He and his wife, Tomoyo, have been married for 39 years, and they have four sons, all married, and now have seven grandchildren. Two sons live in the U.S, and two in Japan. One is the pastor of the Yokohama church of ICC Japan. The other sons are also all serving the Lord in churches.

 

国沢則隆 1953年、奈良県に生まれる。アメリカ留学中にイエス様に触れられ、信仰決心をする。帰国後、信徒として日本各地の教会を転勤で周り、最後にテキサス州ダラスにやってくる。1999年に主の導きを受け、自宅で集会を始める。後に教会組織となり、インターナショナル・クリスチャン・チャーチとして活動を始める。2002年からフルタイムの牧師となり、2006年にChrist For the Nations Instituteの夜間部を終了。2011年に神の奇蹟で教会堂を購入し、6年後に神の奇蹟で返済を完了する。ヒューストン、デトロイト、横浜、松山に姉妹教会が始まる。魂の救いを何よりも大事にし、その働きをもたらす聖霊様に委ねた教会の姿を求め続けている。妻、知代とは結婚して39年。4人の息子たちはそれぞれ結婚し、二人は日本、二人はアメリカに在住。孫は7人。息子の一人は横浜で ICC Japan の教会の牧師をしており、他の息子たちも皆、教会で主に仕える働きをしている。

 

When: February 20-22, 2020

  • ***Pre-Conference registration begins 10:00 am on Thursday Feb 20
  • ***Main Conference registration begins 6:30 pm on Thursday Eve, Feb 20
  • ***Entire Conference ends Saturday afternoon, Feb 22, 6:00 pm

 

Cost:

Conference Fee (Early Bird – thru Feb 10)                      Student               Adult

  • Pre-Conference + Main Conference                          $75                     $150
  • Main Conference (No Pre-Conference)                     $55                     $110
  • One Day Attendance (Any day)                                  $30                     $60

Conference Fee (Normal Rate – after Feb 10)                 Student             Adult

  • Pre-Conference + Main Conference                           $90                     $180
  • Main Conference (No Pre-Conference)                      $65                     $130
  • One Day Attendance (Any day)                                   $35                     $70

*Children’s fee (under 13) is $5.00 per meal.

 

Where: Calvary Chapel La Habra, 1370 Euclid St. La Habra, CA 90631

 

Conference Hotel:

 

  1. RJC International Conference official hotel:
    1. DAYS INN & SUITES HERITAGE

333 Imperial Hwy

Fullerton, CA 92835

(714) 447-9200

The hotel is only 1.3 miles from the conference site and there are currently rooms reserved with the rate of $84.99 + tax per night.  Call the hotel directly for reservations and reference “RJC.”

 

 

Transportation from Airport: LAX: It is approximately 1 hour from LA Habra. See shuttletolax.com for reasonable transportation.

 

Registration: https://rjcnetwork.org/conferences/2020-rjc-international-conference/

 

Contact:  info@rjcnetwork.org

Flyer to print: https://rjcnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/19thRJCConferenceFlyerLetterSize-01.jpg

 

 

Scholarship Fund: We need to raise about $1,000 to help people who need help to be able to attend. (Many people come a very long distance at great personal expense. We try to help with their registration when able.) If you can help us help them, please send your offering one of the following ways:

 

  1. Mail Check to: Reaching Japanese for Christ Network (RJC), c/o Japanese Presbyterian Church, Attn: Satoru Nakanishi, 1801 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144

 

  1. Pay via PayPal @: me/RJCNetwork

 

  1. Pay when you register.