Evangelism

Thinking outside the box

Missionaries and Japanese believers are doing a good job of seeking to reach the spiritually lost through outreaches held in church buildings and at Christian camps. However, I’m concerned about the many Japanese people who […]

Evangelism

Creative community connections

As ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are called to proclaim the Word of God as we each do our part in fulfilling the Great Commission. However, just as the Lord himself took […]

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 […]