Japan’s parachurch pioneers

August 6, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

This article introduces Toyohiko Kagawa (1888-1960) and the work of the Friends of Jesus, a parachurch group founded in 1921. Kagawa was born in Kobe to a wealthy merchant-bureaucrat and his geisha second wife. His […]


A new parachurch model

July 31, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

Historically, there are two kinds of structures that God has used: (1) local churches and denominations, and (2) parachurch organizations that are independent of the church—such as mission societies, Bible societies, evangelistic organizations, and social […]


Sidewalk Chapel

July 26, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 1

E‌arly every Saturday morning around 100 people gather in Yoyogi Park for worship. Most of them are not even believers yet. Many hear the good news for the first time. Regardless of the weather they […]