2019 RJC International Conference

Here is the Registration link!

On behalf of the RJC Committee, we invite you to attend the upcoming 18th Annual Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) International Conference titled Seeking and Finding the Lord; Abroad and Back Home held at Northshore Community Church in Kirkland Washington, February 14-16, 2019. This year’s special guests are Fumi Chito and Manabu Nishikori.

皆様、こんにちは!Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) のコミッティーを代表し、2019年のRJC インターナショナルカンフェレンスのご案内をさせていただきます。今回のカンフェレンスは、『主を探し求め、そして発見する・・・海外でも、日本でも』というタイトルで、昨年と違ってワシントン州のNorthshore Community Church、Kirklandで行われます。そしてメインスピーカーには錦織 学牧師と千東 史和 (フミ)牧師をお迎えする予定です。

What: 18th annual Reaching Japanese for Christ International Conference – 第18回RJC国際カンファレンス

Theme: Seeking and Finding the Lord; Abroad and Back Home 「主を探し求め、そして発見する・・・海外でも、日本でも」イザヤ書55:6、使徒の働き17:26-27- Isaiah 55:6, Acts 17:26-27

When: February 14-16, 2019

RJC Pre-Conference on-site registration begins 10:00 am on Thursday, Feb 15

Conference on-site registration begins 6:30 pm on Thursday Eve, Feb 15

Conference ends Saturday afternoon, Feb 18, 6:00 pm

Where: Northshore Community Church, 10301 NE 145th St, Kirkland, WA 98034

RJC Pre-Conference:

   Thursday, Feb 14, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Includes Lunch and Dinner)

     Theme: How do we share the Gospel with Japanese? 日本人と福音を分かち合うには?

      Speaker: Miscellaneous – Come prepared to discuss your ideas with others who share your passion for Reaching the Japanese for Christ. We will hear several presentations, discuss these and other ideas, and hopefully come away with ideas to help each one in their area of the world to better reach their Japanese Communities.

RJC Main Conference:

     Thursday, Feb 14, 6:30 pm – Saturday, Feb 16, 6:00 pm

千東 史和 (フミ) Fumikazu (Fumi) Chito
大阪生まれ。大学生の時、「神戸バイブルフェローシップ」に通い始め、キリストの福音と教会の麗しさに心酔する。数年後に、ワーシップリーダーとして、またシングルス(独身者)担当牧師として仕え始める。2004年に西宮にて「西宮クロスロード教会」を開拓し現在に至る。家族は妻と大学生の息子と高校生の娘。趣味は裏庭での家族や友人とのBBQ。 西宮クロスロード教会は「日本で一番ウェルカムする教会」を目指しています。
Born in Osaka. As a college student, he began attending Kobe Bible Fellowship, falling in love with the Gospel of Christ and the beauty of the church. Several years later, he began serving there as Worship Leader and Pastor to singles. In 2004, he planted Crossroad Nishinomiya Church in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, which he pastors to this day. His family includes his wife, son in college, and daughter in high school. He likes BBQ’s in the backyard with his family and friends. Crossroad Nishinomiya strives to be the “ Most welcoming church in Japan”.

錦織 学 Manabu Nishikori 

Born in Osaka. At the age of 4, he moved to Kiba in Tokyo, and grew up at the Holiness Fukagawa Christian Church. After graduating from Tokyo Bible Seminary and serving as an assistant pastor at the Tokyo Bible Seminary Church, he moved to the United States in 1992, studying at Bethel Theological Seminary, Emory University, and Drew University. From 1997, he has been the pastor of the New Jersey Japanese Christian Church.
Born into a pastor’s household, he grew up a “honors Christian”, however, as a college student, he recognized the hypocrisy within himself. As he struggled with this, through words from a pastor, he met Jesus Christ on a personal basis. Overwhelmed by God’s love, he received a mission to proclaim that love. He likes weather forecasting and thinking about programs for children. Recently, he has been hooked on roasting his own coffee and crabbing.

Suggested Hotel:

  1. RJC International Conference official hotel:
    1. Country Inn & Suites

19333 N. Creek Pkwy

Bothell WA

(425) 485-5557

The hotel is 2 exits up 405 from the church, only 2.6 miles from the conference site and has a Fitness Center, 24-hour business center, free wi-fi, free parking and a free hot/cold breakfast. There are currently rooms reserved with the rate of $92/$95 – 1 King/2 Queens + tax per night.  For reservations mention“RJC” when you make the reservation.(Their normal rates for that time are around $115)

  1. Other Hotels:
    1. Comfort Inn

12204 NE 124th St.

Kirkland WA

(425) 814-1792

(Their normal rates for that time are over $80/90)

  1. Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Kirkland

11215 NE 124thSt.

Kirkland, WA 98034

(425) 602-3200

(Their normal rates for that time are over $150)