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 less than eight years of ministry over 80 disciples have been made. A third church plant has been launched in Kobe, and a fourth is to begin in Kyoto with hopes of more to come.