福岡チーム

福岡チームは九州全体にチームを送り出し、日々神様に従うクリスチャンを育て、健全な教会を建て上げるために存在します。

1. 私たちのメインの目標は日本人と協力し、教会開拓を行う教会を建てていくことです。 

これは、質の高い弟子訓練から始まり、それが活気に満ち福音によって突き動かされていくコミュニティとなり、定期的に集う教会となっていくということを私たちは信じています。私たちは、しっかりと牧され、長老や執事など聖書的な組織をもち、クリスチャンたちの賜物を教会宣教や地域のコミュニティの中で用い、新たな地域教会の開拓を行い、海外で仕える日本人宣教師の支援し送り出す健全な教会を残していくことを目標としています。

2. 私たちのもう一つの目標は新しいチームを送り出すことができるようなチームを送り出すことです。

私たちは7つの新しいチームを九州各県に送り出すことを目指しています。これらのチームは最初にそれぞれの県を開拓し、福岡チームやエリアチームと協力しながらその県の特徴や可能性を探り、開拓伝道の協力者を見つけ、新しいチームを迎えるというのが目標となります。新しい宣教師を集め訓練を行うことに焦点を当てるエリアチームと共に、私たちのチームは見込みのある新しいエリアを探し奨励しながら、協力者を見つけ関係を築いていくということに焦点を当てます。

チーム紹介

トム・ブライアン、望、詩咲、実織

ブライアンは霧の深いサンフランシスコにあるサンセット教会出身で、宣教については度々耳にしていました。高校生の頃、メキシコへの宣教チームに加わる機会もありました。もっとチャレンジしたいという思いが与えられ、2007年にエッジという夏のプログラムのために下関に来ます。そして2010年、日本にまた戻って来て、1年間のベンチャープログラムに加わり、2011年から長期宣教師としてその働きを続けることになりました。

望宣教師は、宮崎のクリスチャンホームで生まれ育ちました。音楽の教師として西南学院中高で働くために福岡へきて、ブライアンと福岡聖書教会においてワーシップチームを通してお互いを知るようになりました。2013年に結婚し、詩咲は2015年に生まれ、美織は2017年に生まれました。


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これまでの歩み

– 2006 –

Dan and Cindy Hoisington and their three sons arrive in Sapporo to receive language and culture training at the OMF language school.

– 2008 –

Stephanie Schatz joins the Hoisingtons in Sapporo to attend language school as well.

The team decides to transition to Fukuoka after training is complete. Miriam Davis (OMF language coordinator) introduces Dan to the JECA church planting committee president.

Brian and Yoko Broaddus and their three daughters join the team in Sapporo. They officially become the “Pioneers Fukuoka Team.”

– 2009 –

The Hoisingtons and Broadduses arrive in Fukuoka.

The partnership with JECA to start Fukuoka Bible Church is made official.

– 2010 –

Stephanie graduates language school and moves to Fukuoka.

Brian Tom begins his one year Venture partnership with the Evangelical Free Church.

– 2011 –

Stephanie attends her first KGK event. This opens doors for ongoing connection between the Fukuoka team and KGK.

Brian Tom attends his first KGK event, where he was introduced to his future wife, Nozomi.

After a three month home assignment, Brian Tom returns to Fukuoka as a long term missionary and full fledged member of the Fukuoka team.

– 2012 –

The Broaddus family moves to Kurume city to begin an internship at Kurume Bible Church.

Nozomi begins her music teaching career at Seinan Jr. High School. She joins Fukuoka Bible Church.

– 2013 –

The Hoisingtons leave Japan and Brian Broaddus becomes the new Fukuoka team leader.

Steve and Emma Franklin move to Kurume to explore the possibility to starting a Saga team.

Brian Tom and Nozomi are married. Nozomi goes through Pioneers training to join the team.

– 2014 –

Brian Tom signs his first 2-year contract to be a full time staff member at Fukuoka Bible Church.

The Fukuoka team develops a training program called the Kyushu Ministry Center. Steve and Emma move to Fukuoka to focus on this.

– 2016 –

Scott and Susan Murray become the new leaders for the training program, renamed Launch. Steve and Emma join the Murrays.

Brian Broaddus, wishing to focus on work in Kurume, steps down as the Fukuoka Team leader. Brian Tom takes his place.

– 2017 –

Brian Tom partners with Matsuo Ken, leader of KGK in Kyushu.

Fukuoka Bible Church moves to its new location, a groundbreaking ceremony is held, and construction begins.

– 2019 –

Fukuoka Bible Church is officially planted and considered by JECA to be an independent church.

Stephanie joins the Launch Team and begins studying for a Masters in Biblical counseling.

Brian Tom’s contract ends, bringing our team’s partnership with Fukuoka Bible Church to a close.

– 2020 –

Nick Ebner and Sean Cryan join the Fukuoka Team. Discussions to leave Fukuoka have begun.

活動

福岡聖書教会

Fukuoka Bible Church is a church plant work initiated through the partnership of Japan Evangelical Church Association (JECA), sister church North Miyazaki Bible Christian Church, Pastor Inoue and his wife Emi, and our team. FBC was started in 2010 and planted in 2018.

A few things the Hoisingtons, Stephanie, and the Toms did as partnered missionaries were preaching, Sunday school teaching, cooking, leading Sunday worship, Fukuoka University outreach, kid’s outreach, English classes, Bible studies, website admin, and more.

キリスト者学生会(KGK)

Our team is partnered with KGK, a student-focused ministry similar to InterVarsity. It was begun by Japanese Christian students in 1947 and is now active in about 200 college campuses across Japan, ministering through Bible studies, prayer meetings, and summer camps. 

Stephanie had attended camps, and Nozomi continues to teach workshops. Brian continues to join Bible studies on campus, lead Alumni gatherings, teach workshops, design print material, and attend camps.

プログラム

長期宣教

We believe that using the first two years on the field for  preparation and training is the wisest way to begin running the marathon we call long term missions. We encourage anyone interested in joining our team to first go through Launch, a 2-year training program right here in Fukuoka. After graduating from the program, if you still feel called to church planting in Kyushu, come join us! If you want to know what makes our team unique, check out our handbook.

ベンチャー

Come to Fukuoka for one month up to a year for an on-site mentorship in Bible and missions while studying Japanese language and culture. Though both the Edge program and Venture program provide stepping stones for long term, Venture is unique in that it provides more freedom to pursue specific projects and is not limited to the summer. In the past, Skip focused on making a team video, Collin came in the winter to survey Saga City, and Jenny focused on campus ministry.

  • 2014 – Skip, Collin
  • 2015 – Joe & Victoria
  • 2018 – Jenny

エッジ

Join us for a summer of discovery and ministry through our Edge program. You’ll work alongside us right here in Fukuoka. Make new friends and great summer memories, return with a wider view of God’s work in the world, and maybe even confirm God’s calling to serve long term in Japan. Our program includes making friends with students on campus, teaching English, planning kid’s outreach events, traveling to cultural sites to learn about Japanese religion and Christian history, and more.

  • 2011 – Daniel, Anson, Meg, Ceilidh
  • 2012 – Linet, David, Jacob
  • 2013 – Jacob, Ben
  • 2015 – Jeremy, Brady, Moriah, Sheng
  • 2017 – Sarah
  • 2018 – Juan, Hannah, Hannah
  • 2019 – Sophia, Zach, Marie