CHRIST BIBLE INSTITUTE, NAGOYA, JAPAN TEAM

For decades, pastors in the Nagoya area prayed for a seminary where young people could be trained for gospel ministry. Ministries of Christ Bible Institute (CBI) now include a graduate-level seminary, a downtown outreach to young people, and a church planting ministry called All Nations Fellowship. Recently God graciously provided a prime piece of real estate in the heart of downtown Nagoya, and CBI was able to move into a new ministry campus just 300 meters from Nagoya Station.

The vision of the CBI Team (Christ Bible Institute) is to ENGAGE Japanese society with the gospel, EXPAND the kingdom of God through church planting, and to EQUIP leaders in the gospel. Though the nation of Japan is one of the greatest mission challenges of the world—only 0.2 percent attend a Protestant church—the country has entered a season of unprecedented spiritual openness as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami. The CBI ministries are uniquely situated to take advantage of this new openness to the gospel.

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Bauserman, Rachel

Rachel Bauserman works with MTW Next in Nagoya, Japan. She seeks to actively engage the emerging generation with the Gospel. She also serves missionary kids across the Asia/Pacific area.

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Cain, Brooks & Riva

Brooks and Riva Cain serve as MTW missionaries in Nagoya, Japan. They are a part of Next, equipping people to reach the next generation for Christ.

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Chapin, Craig & Yumiko

Craig and Yumiko Chapin are working with Christ Bible Institute in Nagoya, Japan. Craig teaches New Testament at Christ Bible Seminary and serves as the seminary’s academic dean and librarian. He also serves on CBI’s leadership team. Yumiko’s passion is music and hospitality.

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Hotta, Masakuni

Kuni serves as an MTW national partner at Christ Bible Seminary (CBI) in Nagoya, Japan.

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Kim, Mark & Rachel

Mark and Rachel met in seminary, where Mark received master of divinity degree and Rachel a master of arts in counseling. They married in 2009. As a half-Japanese missionary kid in Mexico, Rachel understood from a distance Japan’s deep need for Jesus, but never thought she would end up there....

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Newkirk, Matt and Caroline

The Newkirks feel a great burden to see God’s glorious kingship recognized and adored by the Japanese.

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Oh, Michael & Pearl

Through the Lausanne Movement many of today’s key global mission strategies were introduced to the global Church.

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Rayl, Brett & Taylor

Nagoya is one of the biggest cities in Japan, and CBI is located in the heart of the city.

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Sink, Jeremy & Gina

Jeremy & Gina Sink saw the need for ordained pastors and new church plants in Nagoya, Japan. Together with Mission to the World, they intend to plant a network of churches throughout the city.

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