John Interviewed in PodCast

Due to the publishing of John’s Book Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil J.D. Payne, missiologists, seminary professor, author, and church planting mobilizer interviewed John.  In this PodCast: John gives an update from the relief & evangelism efforts after the Tohoku earthquake. He explains the broader ministry of JEMA (Japan Evangelical Missionary Association) John gives the overall picture of church planting in Japan They talk about recent changes that have occurred in Japan John analyses the …

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2017 CPI Conference – Gospel & Mission

The venue was packed. We had no more beds. We used every meeting room. We were sold out and for the first time John had to turn away people wanting to attend the 2017 CPI National Conference, October 25-27. This was the biggest CPI Conference ever with the largest number of adults (476) and the largest number of children (169) attending. We were very thankful for the large group of volunteers that came to support …

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November Prayer

Nov 1-3: Rengo Church Planter’s Summit, Rengo Annual Meeting Nov 20-21: Rengo National Mission Dept. Meeting Nov 24-25: Converge Japan Field Council, at the Mehns residence Dec 11th – Elaine’s annual Christmas Tea outreach

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Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil

Available October 2017 at William Carey Library and Amazon.com. Since the beginning of missionary efforts in Japan in the sixteenth century, the Japanese church has experienced periods of quiet flourishing and periods of intense persecution. Arguably, however, it has never managed to take root as a truly indigenous church-despite great effort toward that aim. In Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil, John Mehn asks the question: Why? What factors have contributed to the Japanese remaining largely …

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East Asia Regional Church Planting Network sets new goals

Twenty-three leaders met in late September in Ikoma Japan as part of the East Asia Network of the Global Church Planting Network (GCPN). Besides GCPN consultants, leaders from Thailand, South Korea and Hong Kong and national teams representing Mongolia, Taiwan and Japan developed goals for national church planting processes. Short and long-range goals were set in five areas: leadership, prayer, training, strategy and national team. The team from Japan continues the direction of the Church …

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2017 CPI Conference breaks all records

Total numbers were overwhelming with over 640 people registered, making this the biggest CPI conference ever! We have absolutely packed this newer and larger resort. Now we are in a flurry of activity getting ready for this record-breaking event on October 25-27. Please pray for the preparations, the entire staff, and that God would truly bless with the theme of Gospel and Mission. Besides leadership and administration, Elaine and John will be training in spiritual …

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