CPI Leadership Team

The CPI Leadership Team is responsible for the vision, strategy, and activities of the Church Planting Institute. The leadership team is made of over a dozen church planters, mission leaders, and Japanese who are committed to the CPI vision. Some of them serve as advisors and others have more significant…

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Identity/Strategy

Our Identity: The Church Planting Institute (CPI) is a community of inter-denominational church leaders who intentionally collaborate and resource one another in order to advance God’s Kingdom in Japan and the world through starting, growing, and multiplying gospel-centered churches and church planting movements. ——————————————————————————– Our strategy to achieve this: Biennial…

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Theological Beliefs

Our Theological Beliefs: A. We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, verbally inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. II Tim. 3:I6; II Peter 1:21. B. We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son,…

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CPI Core Values

The Mentality of the Kingdom We value the whole Kingdom of God. We believe that we are only a small part of the kingdom. The Kingdom of God is more important than our own organization and our own activities. The Mutuality of Partnerships We value the partnerships between missionaries and…

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The History of CPI

Where did it all begin? The fax from Japan career missionary Dan Iverson to trainer and consultant Steve Childers read much like the Macedonian call where the Apostle Paul was entreated to “come over to Macedonia and help us” (Acts 16:9). It read, “Japan has over 120 million people, so…

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