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New Space for Mustard Seed Osaka!

Mustard Seed Christian Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/479/]met for the last two years in the YMCA in Osaka, Japan. The YMCA facilitated the church's growth to this point, but now a new facility has been found that will allow the church to grow even further! According to

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Becoming a Spiritual Grandparent

From Nick Parsons, Director of Recruitment Even though I am only 34 years old, I recently experienced the joy of becoming a grandparent. Before you start doing math on the ages of my wife and daughter, know that I am talking about being a “church planting grandparent,” not a physical

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Christmas in Japan

> People have heard the name Jesus, but it doesn't mean anything to them...  Jesus is not a part of Japanese Christmas. Even though fewer than 1% of the population in Japan identifies as Christian, Christmas is a widely-celebrated holiday.  The day is associated with Santa Claus and presents, sponge cake

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Searching for Church

Through the Global Cities Initiative [http://www.orchardgroup.org/globalcities/] , Orchard Group will start churches in some of the most populated cities in the world.Why does this matter? Six years ago, Mustard Seed Christian Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/mustard-seed-christian-church/] was launched in Nagoya, Japan.  Lyndsey Eubanks is

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Churches Growing in Japan

It's exciting to see the growth of Mustard Seed Christian Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/479/] in Osaka, Japan.  Matthew and Jessica Whelchel, staff members at MSCC share the joys and challenges of planting a church in Japan.  Check out this video of a behind- the -scenes on a

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Good News from Ireland and Japan!

Four more baptisms at Elevate Christian Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/elevate-church/] in Limerick! ECC is rejoicing to see people putting their trust in Jesus. Mustard Seed Christian Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/479/]in Osaka recently moved to new space, which has been a blessing. Their attendance

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Mustard Seed Churches in Osaka and Nagoya

> The Osaka area is populated by 17.4 million people. The largest church in Osaka is around 500 people. If we planted a church twice that size, it would be unprecedented. If we planted a church of 17,000 it would be a miracle. And still, a church of 17,

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Baptisms and New Life in Osaka

What a beautiful baptism picture from Mustard Seed Christian Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/mustard-seed-christian-church/] in Osaka, Japan. On Sunday, they celebrated their 20th baptism. Acts 16: "So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers." We're seeing this growth in Japan as well. Happy

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Christmas in Japan

At 1% of the population, Christians are a minority in Japan. However, many Japanese have been exposed to symbols of Christmas. Those symbols can remain a mystery without Christians to share the meaning behind them. This month, Mustard Seed Church in Nagoya [http://orchardgroup.wpengine.com/church/mustard-seed-christian-church/] threw a