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Why Church? Part 1

On This Rock I Will Build My Church

Matthew 16:16-19

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”


Enjoy life!

We have Youth ENGAGE events about once per month, normally on the 3rd Sunday of each month starting at 2:00pm. Sometimes we meet at different times for certain events like fireworks or joint events with our other churches in Japan.

As Christians we can have fun and really enjoy doing things together in a healthy way. Youth ENGAGE events are designed to be easy to invite your school friends and neighbors to, even if they have never been to church before in their life (which is true for the majority of people in our city)!


For more info about our next Youth ENGAGE event please fill out the form below:

Sunday Worship Service


  • FIRST SERVICE TIME: 10:00am – 11:30am
  • SECOND SERVICE TIME: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • PLACE: M.S. Building 3rd Floor, 2-11 Miharu-cho, Yokosuka
    (above the Karate Studio, across from McDonald’s on Route 16)

All ages are welcome at our worship services. There will be live music and singing in English and Japanese followed by a Bible lesson that is relevant to your life in Japan today! We feature live interpreters so everything is done in Japanese and English language. You are welcome to hang out afterwards and get to know people in the church too! Many of us bring or buy lunch and eat together on Sundays just because we enjoy talking.

You can find a GOOGLE MAP to our CHURCH CENTER here…

Kids Church

We have two Kids Church classes on Sunday Mornings starting at 11:00am (or right after praise and worship time). Kid Church lasts about one hour.


The Preschool Class is for kids 3 – 5 years old who are out of diapers. Preschoolers normally meet in the back room of the main church hall.


The Elementary Class is for kids who are 6 – 12 years old. Elementary kids normally meet in the Community Center next to the church.

Note* On the last Sunday of every month we ask all the kids to join with the adults for the general church service time.

ESTABLISH Youth Service

ESTABLISH youth service is for building our faith, and our relationship to Jesus and to each other. A strong foundation is the most important part of a great building. We want to build a strong foundation for life.

We have ESTABLISH youth service on the first Sunday of every month starting at 2:00pm. Come and join us!


Making Disciples

When Jesus calls someone to be his disciple, he is asking you to commit to doing three things:

1. Follow Him
The starting point of being a disciple is deciding to follow Jesus. Following Him requires a heart commitment that we will make Him the Lord of our whole lives — mind, will, emotions, past, present, and future.

2. Fellowship with others
None of the original disciples attempted to follow Jesus alone. Following Him meant following along with other disciples. Just like in the first century many of the things Jesus teaches us in life are still through our interactions with other believers. As our Pastor often says, “We are better together!”

3. Fish for people
Jesus expects all who follow Him to help others find and follow Him, too. This means we actively seek to introduce them to Jesus.

Discipleship, therefore, is really a call to build relationships on three levels: with God, with God’s people, and with those who do not know Him.

If you want to be a disciple and make disciples you should be a part of a Small Group. Just fill out the Small Group Connect Form to get started!