Archive Category: Church planting

Why we are reviewing our church planting strategy in Japan

‘How can we do better at planting churches here in Japan?’
OMF Japan Field Director Chris Pain asks this simple – yet hard to answer – question in his introduction to ‘Church Planting and Partnering in Japan: Learning from Pastors’ and Missionaries’ Perspectives’. Released in October 2022, the report is helping OMF and other mission agencies assess their approach to church planting in Japan.

Wanted: church planters

Church planters are still needed to go and serve cross-culturally. But what kind of qualities to church planters need. Korean OMF workers Hak Hyun & Seung Won offer four helpful tips.

Church Planting Ep.2: “this is what the church is called to do.”

In the Church Planting series of the Serve Asia Podcast, we’re unpacking what it takes to establish local communities of believers in East Asia.

For this first episode, host Chris Watts chats to Adam journey of God’s leading that brought him and his family to serve in Southeast Asia. We examine the tension between his gifts and passions for church ministry and the restrictions there are on these in his current context in Asia. Adam shares how he learned to be about the building up of God’s Church no matter the location, and how he is learning to surrender his own plans so that others can flourish. He explains the term ‘unreached people’ and the importance of being ready to serve in all circumstances.

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