Several years ago we opened our Japan 101 class as a basic Japanese culture and Japanese ministry introduction. We are thankful for the many who have taken the 8 week on-line course. Samuel Lee’s book, Understanding Japan Through The Eyes of Christian Faith has proved to be a very helpful tool. Next session starts in October, so if anyone is interested, please let me know.
Now in a couple weeks we will be starting a pilot course called Japanese Evangelism 201 under the leadership of Daniel Kikawa. The major emphasis will be culture specific evangelism in Japanese ministry.
Several other classes are still in the discussion. One is Preparing to Go which will be a course to prepare people going to Japan with short-term teams, or going as short-term or longer missionaries. If you are interested in helping to set this up, please let me know. One other course that we hope to begin is one that will zero in on how to prepare new Japanese Christians as they return to Japan.