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. Churches in Japan average less than one baptism per year but by God's grace, in eight years of ministry 100 disciples have been made. A third church plant has been launched in Kobe, as well as a fourth in Kyoto with hopes of more to come.