It's our joy to launch this new church planting project in Muko and invite you into it. You've been waiting for this project, right? You've been part of our lives, now we invite you to be part of Muko's future in Christ.
We want to move into and reach the community from the inside. As we look at moving into Muko, we need to be strategic about our future housing by combining it with a stable place for a new church to gather and grow. We are planning it to look something like this:
If you've followed along with us, you know this burden for Muko isn't new (we've spoke of it since 2014), and it's not a change in our ministry. Rather, it is an expansion of our church planting ministry in Kawasaki, Japan (with WorldVenture). Denen Grace Chapel (our current church plant) will serve as the parent to this daughter church, even as we continue to provide coverage for both. See our Vision 2020 page for SW Greater Tokyo to understand our church planting strategy better.
Our passion and work (now 20 years in Japan) has always been for the start of the church in Japan. Why? To reach the lost 99% here, because:
"The church is the only thing in this world
that will go into eternity, so it is right for us to work
and sacrifice toward its birth and growth."
- the quotable Kevin Laverman (smile), July 20, 2018
We know you may have questions about this project. We've tried to answer some common ones. Please view this Q&A resource. This also shows the project's total financial picture and progress.
Can you partner with us in Japan through this new church work by helping us reach this project's funding need?
For Jesus & For Japan,
100% of all contributions given through this special project come to us in Japan, are tax deductible, and will be used exclusively for this Muko house/church project, with reporting and accountability within our mission.
This is the "prospectus" for this project which includes vision and rationale for this house/church in Muko, and plan for its use..
Catch the vision! View and download a 4-minute vision video for this project. This is effective in educating both small and large groups on the state of mission in Muko.
How do we envision the church and house facility being used? Here is one example of weekly usage.