Pastoral Ministry

Planting a Mother Church

Planting a Mother Church


This video was posted by George Thomas CBN News.  This video helps explains why we’re church planting in Tokyo. Planting a Mother Church in Shimokitazawa (subculture in Tokyo) In order for Japan to be considered reached by the Gospel, we need the Gospel within the reach of every person.  To achieve that goal, we need 1 church […]

Oscar Muriu: On Humble Incarnational Ministry!

Oscar Muriu: On Humble Incarnational Ministry!


Urbana, as you may have already heard, is “the largest student missions conference in the world, Urbana is a catalytic event held every three years, bringing together a diverse mix of students, alumni, missions practitioners and church leaders.  The 24th Urbana takes place December 27-31, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.”  Urbana 09 is where, my Church […]

A Hole in Our Leadership and Gospel Hope!

A Hole in Our Leadership and Gospel Hope!


As I woke up this morning, several thoughts ran through my head that I felt compelled to share (in light of the recent ministry course I took here in Tokyo).  This is part 2, following my previous post on Effective Elderships: Fostering Clear Roles, Healthy Function, and Strong Leadership. ______________________________________________________________________ “Keep a close watch on […]

Not To Us But To Your Name Give Glory!

Not To Us But To Your Name Give Glory!


It’s All About Jesus. Reading through the stories in the O.T and the N.T we know that the Bible is one big story in which Jesus is the ultimate hero. The scriptures are for us, but not about us.  They are mainly about Jesus.  This is why Luke said of Jesus:  “And beginning with Moses […]

John Piper & D.A Carson Coming to Japan in October 2014

John Piper & D.A Carson Coming to Japan in October 2014


  Hope you’re doing well in this hot summer!   You may have heard of this, but a dear brother asked if I could do a short plug as a friendly reminder.  John Piper, D.A Carson, along with Michael Oh and other speakers will be speaking in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, in October 2014- for […]

Theological Famine Relief For The Global Church

Theological Famine Relief For The Global Church


Nothing is as beautiful to Jesus as when the poor widow gave her all (two mites) out of her poverty.  And nothing is as humbling and encouraging about the grace of God that was given among the Churches in Macedonia (2 Cor. 8).  Though they were in the middle of much affliction and extreme poverty, […]

Precious In The Sight of God: Dr. Smith


“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116: 15) Dr. Smith went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 after fighting with cancer for about a year and a half.  He worked hard with Mrs. Smith and the Lord used him to make ICAN […]