As an Asian missionary growing up in a non-Christian family, I have noticed that many non-Christians aren’t willing to enter a church.
Non-Christians will go to supermarkets, shops or cafes but very rarely will they go to church.
I have been to many churches in many Asian countries in the past for mission work. I saw that some missionaries open cafe or hand-made craft shops in an attempt to attract non-Christians to come and to get to know them.
In Aomori prefecture, Itayanagi Chapel has been running a cafe next to the church. Missionaries have been doing workshops and cooking classes there to try to get to know local people in the area. They hope to eventually invite these contacts to church events, so that those people will have the chance to hear the gospel.
Written by Minnie.
Will you pray for Japan?
- Pray for more Christians to have a heart to do business for Christ in Japan?
- Pray for churches to come up with creative ways to reach out into their communities to meet new people.