2019 National Conference Affinity Gathering

Wednesday November 13, 2019 4:15PM – 5:30PM

Youth Ministry – hi-b.a. (English only)

We believe that reaching the nation of Japan for Christ starts by reaching the younger generations. Come hear and share how you are seeking to do this.  The ministry of Hi-B.A. will be highlighted during this group, but would love to hear from others what they are doing to reach middle school and high school students.

Gathering Worship Leaders (bilingual)

Connect with others serving in worship music ministries, including all musicians, worship leaders, and songwriters.

Disciple Multiplication Training (bilingual)

There are several groups in Japan seeing encouraging fruit through equipping Japanese lay workers to multiply disciples. In this group we will share some of the results as well as some of the helpful resources available all over Japan.

Unchurched Unengaged Municipalities and “At Risk” Churches (bilingual)

It is strategic to establish sustained local gospel access in each location so it can then spread locally and indigenously within it. Without proactive action in 1715 municipalities still without such access (all rural and unengaged), this goal will remain elusive. Let’s collaborate on key issues in planting a sustainable rural church in each area that lacks one.

City to City (bilingual)

City to City Japan exists to help leaders build gospel movements in Japanese cities. The vision of City to City Japan is to join with God to see major city centres in Japan worshipping Jesus Christ as Lord so that God will renew them spiritually, socially and culturally. City to City Japan is a resource for church planting and renewal in the cities of Japan. Our purpose is to catalyse new church plants and strengthen existing churches through our programs and resources. We are not bound to any denomination, as we know that it will take many churches to reach a city. City to City Japan is under the governing direction of its board, chaired by the Rev. Makoto Fukuda, and which includes ministry experts from a wide range of backgrounds and denominations. The Director of City to City Japan is Damian Grateley. At the same time, we are working with many partners and friends to see Japan’s cities transformed by the gospel.

Vision Festa

A vision for church multiplication is growing nationally. Beginning in 2014, the Church Multiplication Vision Festa has cultivated an ambitious vision of planting at least 50,000 new churches in Japan! Along with this church goal is the target of 2% of the population being Christian believers (now it is 0.45%). Vision Festa is the church planting arm of the upcoming Japan Congress on Evangelism in 2023. Come and meet Pastor Yoshiya Hari and others and join this growing movement.

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