Unfortunately, most living in Japan today have no Christian friends or family to help answer key questions about life or introduce them to the God of the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.But according to a leading web browser company, approximately 25 percent of Internet searches there are on topics connected to the supernatural, or to the “big” questions about life and the future. This creates a tremendous opportunity to share the Gospel via the Internet and a potential to exponentially expand the platform on which Christians articulate their hope.Jesus.net Japan is an Internet evangelism strategy launched in 2011 that meets the Japanese people where they are, seeks to answer their questions about life, introduce them to God and the Gospel, and then connect them to a local church.
Over the last five years, Jesus.net (www.jesus.net), the parent ministry of his organization, with web sites in 22 languages, has experienced more than 28 million unique visitors – 11,500 visitors a day — to its family of sites and has had a total of 3 million prayers of faith in Jesus Christ online.
Like other Jesus.net ministries, our ministry draws online seekers to a series of web site “stepping stones” loaded with dynamic content and storytelling – www.HopeforLiving.net, then www.KnowingGod.jp and then www.Why.Jesus.net.
While millions of connections happen on line every day, it is hard to follow through with the new found relationships. The strength of the ministry is a proven system for eCoaching. This allows online seekers to connect with a Christian volunteer from a local church, who is an eCoach. For many, this will be their first time interfacing directly with a Christian. The aim is to take the online connection to an offline relationship and integration into a local church.