Our approach is a process for internet evangelism, with the purpose to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people by using the (inter)Net, to connect the willing seeker with Christians (online) and to empower local “churches” to disciple them (online and offline). This is all done in partnership and covered with prayer.
Our organization is an Internet evangelism strategy whose aim is introduce Japanese people to the God of the Bible and the Gospel, bringing them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and then connecting them to a local church.
Unfortunately, most living in Japan have no Christian friends or family to help answer key questions about God and life. According to Google, approximately 25 percent of searches are on topics that are connected to the supernatural, or to the “big” questions about life and future. That means a tremendous opportunity to share the Gospel and a potential to exponentially expand the platform on which Christians articulate their hope are right in front of our eyes!
We are a series of seeker-friendly “stepping stone” web sites in Japanese. The ministry’s initial web site, Hope for Living (www.hopeforliving.net) introduces visitors to survivors of earlier quakes or other traumatic experiences. Their stories illustrate how they have been strengthened by faith in God, or how they got to know Jesus in the midst of their turmoil. The site also contains prayers and words of hope to encourage those who are afraid, tired, lonely or going through difficult times.
We recently rolled out a second site to complement Hope for Living: Knowing God (www.knowinggod.jp , which introduces inquiring users to the Gospel. A future web site, Why Jesus?, will be an interactive course that connects seekers with Japanese Christians online. These “e-coaches” assist those who are seeking answers, invite them to a gospel meeting and then connect them to a local church.