In 2007, compelled by Christ's commission and the great need for the gospel in Japan, a team of church planters moved to Japan with a vision to make disciples by planting churches in urban Japan. The first church began in December 2009 in Nagoya, Japan. In a ministry characterized by gospel proclamation, relentless evangelism, biblical teaching, and authentic community, disciples were soon made and the kingdom of God grew in Japan. Within two years a team was sent to Osaka and a second church was planted. The third and fourth churches have been planted in Kobe and Kyoto. Mustard Seed Network endeavors to plant eight more churches in Japan’s largest urban areas by 2025.