This eight-week study program teaches the principles of culture specific evangelism. Each people group has their own unique culture, worldview, and way of processing information. Is our Western Gospel being understood by the Japanese? No other God compares to our God. So why do less than 1/2 of 1% of Japanese go to a Christian church after 470 years of preaching? Are they understanding the Gospel?
There is no charge for taking this course except for the cost of the three textbooks. However, there is a required $25 (US) deposit, to be received before the beginning of the classes. This deposit will be returned upon completion of the class requirements. Also, the course is conducted as independent learning, with on-line interaction and several video conferencing events, so you can participate wherever you live.
Format for Course:
Papers written by Daniel Kikawa and Associates (Distributed digitally):
1. What is Culture Specific Evangelism, Daniel Kikawa
2. Identity Formation and Spiritual Development, Joseph Ozawa
3. Cultural Theology and Missiology, Part 1 & 2, Daniel Kikawa
4. Supernatural Testimony of the One True God, Daniel Kikawa
Course Textbooks (must be purchased)”
1. The Cross-Cultural Evangelism Game, Daniel Kikawa, order at Amazon.
2. Eternity in Their Hearts, Don Richardson, Third Edition, 2005, Regal. Available at Amazon and elsewhere.
3. Operation Japan, A Prayer Guide for Japan, Fifth Edition. You may purchase the paperback version or ebook version at Amazon. Also, a pdf version can be purchased from RJC Academy for $5.00. The digital version is available as a download from Don Wright. This updated version includes pictures and greatly expanded content and is linked with the internet for additional information.
Weekly introductory videos by Daniel Kikawa and Inaugural World Christian Gathering Video.
1. Weekly Observations: Due every Saturday 11:59pm. “What I Have Learned.” This will be submitted on-line and posted on www.rjcnetwork.org, accessible by password only.
2. Students will read reports from other students weekly and make comments.
3. Attend three Conference Call Discussions.