Making Church Attenders Into Christ’s Disciples

September 23, 2022 · Christian Life · Richard Nakamura

“Go and make disciples of all nations…” is the calling verse that most missionaries memorize as they head overseas. But where are we making disciples and training them towards maturity? The realization that we were not caused a paradigm shift that shook me to the core.

Bio: Nakamura, Richard was born and raised in a practicing Buddhist home in Seattle, WA. Through the influence of my older brother, I received Christ at 19. Through the influence of missionaries, I became a missionary to Japan in 1989, where I was a church planter. As a church planter, I discovered that part of the problem of reaching the Japanese could be found in us and how we did ministry. This led to the re-thinking of missions and ministry, our goals and methods.