APOLOGETICS • MISSIONS • DISCIPLESHIP

PORTLAND • 日本 (Japan)

 

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to proliferate and disseminate the Gospel of Jesus Christ among the people of Portland, Oregon and the Japanese diaspora.

We facilitate this through our personal evangelistic/discipleship efforts, and by offering training, consultation, and publications for individuals, churches, and groups in the areas of apologeticsdiscipleship, and missions. Together, these three help make disciples who are committed and equipped to intentionally and lovingly communicate a well-reasoned faith to those around them.

We emphasize critical reasoning and uphold moral transformation by the Holy Spirit as necessary components for helping Christians share the gospel effectively. Critical reasoning and moral transformation help Christians understand question and questioner, to give clear answers to non-Christians and dispel confusion about God, Jesus Christ, His Gospel, or the Bible.

View a list of trainings and classes here

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
— Colossians 4:5-6

why portland?

Portland, Oregon is one of our nation’s “sanctuary cities” attracting diverse ethnic groups from around the globe. Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, it remains one of the most unevangelized regions in North America. Portland’s tech industry and universities offer additional appeal to international populations making it a hub for diaspora Japanese.

 

WHY DIASPORA JAPANESE?

Japan is an unevangelized nation!  Less than 1% of the population (approximately 120 million people) claim to be Christians, making this the second largest unreached people group on the earth. 

Statistics show that 2/3 of all Japanese coming to faith in Christ do so while living outside of Japan. Therefore, evangelistic effort to diaspora Japanese (Japanese living outside of Japan) is crucial for reaching this nation. Statistically diaspora Japanese are 30% more likely to receive the Christian Gospel and make a public declaration of their faith through water baptism.

We believe Japan has a great destiny. It is strategically located in the 10/40 window sovereignly positioned for God’s end-time harvest. We believe Japan can become a great missions’ sending nation; but first they must know Christ.