Evangelism

Rethinking evangelistic events

We’d done it again—the church was packed with people from our local community, many of whom had probably never stepped inside a church before. But come Sunday, only the regular churchgoers were in the morning […]

Evangelism

Leading Japanese people to the wellspring

While reading the story of Jesus pursuing the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4 recently, I was struck by the similarities between her and Japanese people. She puts up labels to distance herself […]

Evangelism

Equipping churches to build community

Loneliness and hopelessness are rampant in our world. Many are looking for love, seeking to feel welcomed and needed by someone else, or simply looking for a better life. Those looking to harm others can […]

Evangelism

I will build my church

One of the most encouraging activities in the church planting training sessions run by the Church Planting Institute is when participants are asked why they are engaged in church planting. The answers are varied, but […]

Evangelism

Bring celebration into your community

When a major sporting event comes to a country, the whole nation wants to celebrate. The Rugby World Cup later this year and Tokyo Olympics 2020 gift the church across Japan with unique opportunities. Japanese […]

Evangelism

RJC comes to Japan

In October 2018, the Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) Network (www.rjcnetwork.org) held its first multi-site conference, with sites across the US and in Tokyo and Osaka. This was the first time that RJC had sponsored […]

Evangelism

Welcoming returnees home

A‌t age 28, Hiromi Sōma became a Christian while living in England for a year. Hiromi was delighted that her deeper questions about life had been answered, but was unprepared for what lay ahead. A […]