Five Necessary Elements For A Church That Shines In The Community

A church that was on the verge of closing ten years ago was able to have a miraculous recovery. After the earthquake, it is shining the light of Christ in the midst of the disaster area. What are the keys for making this possible? Bio: He was born in 1976, in Miyagi Prefecture, which had … Read more

Housing a Japanese? Don’t Panic!

This workshop reviews the rich experience in store for an American family when they host a Japanese student. It includes 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 … Read more

Missionary 101

What are some of the realities of finding a mission agency that suits you. How to navigate support raising. What is your home base? Are you the only Christian in your family? Bio: Roberta went to Japan as a full-time missionary in 1991, having been greatly influenced by her time as a short-termer after college. … Read more

What Does Japanese Ministry Look Like In Your City?

Exploring the various ways you can engage Japanese in your city, while intentionally including the Gospel in a meaningful and relevant way. Bio: Jose moved to Japan after college and served as a missionary in Japan for two years. While there he helped plant a church in the center of Tokyo and helped with student … Read more

Exploring Long-Term or Short-Term Service in Unchurched Parts of Japan

Learn how to touch the areas in rural Japan still lacking gospel access. For those considering future long-term service in Japan; retirees, gap year students, or others considering mid-term service; or those from Japan or who frequently travel to Japan to visit relatives or for business and thus have the potential to take or lead … Read more

Seeing Double

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?

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 … Read more

Reaching 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 … Read more