Our ministry consists of creating family for church leaders through a house church and equipping Japanese believers through public worship meetings.
I have been serving in ministry in Japan since 2006. Since 2011, my wife and I have helped lead a house church in Tokyo founded by YWAM missionaries. In 2020, the founding couple asked us to assume full leadership as God called them elsewhere. Around this time, the church network I’ve long worked for merged with Catch The Fire. We are now a Catch The Fire Japan house church.
Our heart for our house church is intimate fellowship and discipleship. Currently, everyone who attends has their own ministry or is a leader in their own right. We provide a space where missionaries and church leaders can come and be family. We eat and fellowship together. We worship and pray together. We want to create a place where leaders can receive—and not just always give. As they are refreshed, they are further equipped for the work of ministry.
We also were core members of a weekly worship gathering in downtown Tokyo—another ministry founded by the couple who started the house church. We’ve taken leadership of that as well.
Our vision for this more public gathering is to create a place to train and equip believers in an atmosphere of worship. We hope to disciple many Japanese leaders to also be able to train others. Our goal is for this to multiply across the nation.