We long for gospel saturation throughout Japan. Therefore it is our vision to see hearts changed, disciples made, leaders trained and communities transformed by planting healthy gospel-centered churches.
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14)
Over 130 million people make up the nation of Japan. Less than 1% of them are Christian. Tokyo alone is home to over 30 million people and there are less than 1000 churches in Tokyo. The Japanese are known for their hard work, politeness, kindness, cleanliness, and cooperative efforts. They believe and live by many stories, but those stories do not give a meaning to life that is fully satisfying. Only the gospel story works. The Gospel is the only hope for Tokyo.
We believe the local church is the vehicle by which the Japanese will come to hear the gospel. In Acts, the Holy Spirit built his church by empowering his disciples to preach the truth about Jesus to the world. Continuing that mission, we are serving with Soma Fuchu, a church plant in Tokyo. We believe that by reaching Tokyo we can reach the rest of Japan and beyond.
Following the example of church planting in Acts, we believe that small group outreach and friendship are the most effective ways to grow the church in Japan. A small group of believers centered around a specific area or shared interest can show non-believers how the gospel is lived day-to-day, transforming culture, bringing people to Jesus, and further maturing Christians. Therefore as part of Soma Fuchu, we will facilitate and multiply these small groups, what we call missional communities, throughout Tokyo, as Christ grows his church.