The Nagoya Church Planting Team is focused on starting and establishing churches in one of Japan’s most unreached metro areas. Aichi Prefecture, in which Nagoya is the largest city, has just one church for every 28,000 people. We long to share the love and grace of Christ with our neighbors and to see his name lifted up in our city.
Our team has been instrumental in beginning multiple new churches throughout the region over the years. One of the well-established bodies of believers, Nisshin Christ Church on the east side of Nagoya, is currently the hub for most of our outreach activities and our model for church-planting going forward. Missionaries and national partners work side-by-side in preaching and teaching God’s Word, training and ordaining elders and deacons, and reaching out to the community through children’s programs, choirs, college ministry, and English classes. Nisshin Christ Church is the launch pad for raising up and discipling Japanese leaders and sending out partners to begin new church-plants.
Music is a universal language and so many important connections are made through joining our voices together. Our team members lead worship at church and reach out to many people in our community to share the good news of Jesus with them through Gospel choir, boys’ choir, and Kids’ Gospel summer camp.
The university student years are not only a key time to reach out to Japanese with the Gospel, but college ministry is also strategic in discipling potential leaders for tomorrow’s church. Nisshin Christ Church is in close proximity to several universities and enjoys hosting weekly large group meetings for students and more intimate Bible studies in the leaders’ homes. For all but a few of our students, this is their first time in a church and their first encounter with Christianity.
NAGOYA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
We are currently in the process of establishing a new, grace-filled Christian school to help meet the educational, spiritual, and social needs of both missionary children and Japanese Christian families in Nagoya. Please contact [email protected] to learn more or to give.