SHINE 2016

MAY 22nd – 28th

Of the 127 million people in Japan, less than 1% are Christian.  Japan has an aging population, with a low birthrate and high suicide rate.  Many young people question their very existence.  The family unit is breaking down and people are disconnecting.  A struggling economy and severely workaholic culture only further these issues.  The Japanese people are becoming more hopeless and purposeless.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.

If we SHINE the light of Jesus all over this country, what could Japan look like? 

Please join us for SHINE 2016, and share God’s splendid colours with Japan.

AN INVITATION

SHINE Japan is an initiative focused on bringing together outreach and prayer to reach Japan with the Gospel in new, creative and dynamic ways. 2016 marks the 4th year of working with Global Outreach Day in Japan. Please join us for a week of prayer and outreach to change the nation of Japan.

In 2016, SHINE Japan will be held in Tokyo, Japan from May 22 (Sun) – 28 (Sat). It would be wonderful if your organization could join us! Please be sure you make a reservation soon.

This is a very popular event and this year we are offering a package of seminar/accommodations to help decrease the cost. Also, hotels nearby the seminar hall might be full and more costly at that time of the year in Tokyo.

SHINE Japan 2016 will begin May 23 (Mon). The event will end on May 28 with Global Outreach Day, which will feature the Joy Festival, a free, outdoor Christian concert. In between these two days, there will be a number of training, seminars, events using the facilities at National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (NYC) at heart of Tokyo.

HOW YOU’LL HELP

We focus on outreach through 4 different tracks

MEDIA

Using media as a tool for outreach is a great way to break down barriers and start a conversation. From doing “surveys” to posing for pictures and a variety of other projects and strategies, media is a great tool for outreach.

MINISTRY

This is the heart and soul of outreach in Japan. By seeking to pray for and reach out to the Japanese people we hope to make a major impact in the culture here.

MUSIC

Music is truly a universal language. Through concerts, live street worship, flashmobs and more we utilize the power of music to connect with and break through to the Japanese people.

COMMUNITY

We believe that serving the community is a major part of changing the culture and is certainly the responsibility of the church. Through specific events we seek to serve, assist and help out the local churches make the best impact on their local communities.

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