TO WORK ALONGSIDE OF AND TRAIN JAPANESE BELIEVERS IN BIBLICAL TRUTHS AND COUNSELING PRACTICES IN ORDER THAT THEY MAY BECOME REPRODUCING DISCIPLES AND COUNSELORS IN THEIR OWN NATION TO SHARE THE GOSPEL AND FIGHT THE CULTURE'S SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS AND PERSPECTIVE ON SUICIDE.
Our desire is to establish innovative churches that bring Christ to the least-reached communities of Japan’s largest metropolis. We hold fast to our values of being dependent upon and directed by God, incarnational and holistic, innovative and culturally relevant, reproducible and team-oriented. We also focus greatly on disciple making by equipping believers to fulfill their God-given potential as well as encouraging Japanese to lead with their gifts.
Our first couple years will be focused heavily on language and culture study. This will be done through university classes at Tokyo Christian University while living in a local Japanese community to build relationships in each environment we find ourselves in. During this time we will also be a part of a church where we will see Christianity in a culturally Japanese way and how God has brought people here to know Him. Through the university, church, and local communities we will look for opportunities to share to Gospel and disciple believers with the intention of creating reproducing churches.
However, we also want to focus on where the Japanese people are hurting with suicide. Sometimes there are those who find Christ only at their most raw and broken place, and a person preparing to take their own life would be in that very dark place. That is why we also see a ministry that would work through the church to train and equip Japanese believers to not only share the Gospel, but also reach their friends, family, peers, and coworkers at risk for suicide.
None of this will be done in a couple days, weeks, months, or years. To reach Japan for Christ exists a requirement to build strong long-term relationships right where they are in this life. We also cannot do this alone and only go forward with a team of like-minded Kingdom builders in many different capacites to see this through.