Creating Community on the Tokyo Waterfront

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In 2010 Makoto Fukuda started Grace City Church in Tokyo Station, the very center of Tokyo. It was the culmination of years of work and prayer in a country where Christianity is considered foreign, and a church of 50 a "megachurch." 

That same year, Pastor Fukuda sent assistant pastor Seima Aoyagi to New York to go through City to City's International Intensive training, and two years later he was sent out to start a new church in Toyosu, the incredibly fast growing family center on the Tokyo Waterfront.

 

Seima and his core group decided to spend the first two years (2012-2014) hosting family events in Toyosu. They held art shows, jazz festivals, and gospel music concerts at Cafe Haus, the only free standing restaurant in Toyosu. They started to create a place for community in a city plagued by loneliness and isolation, and at the center of this community was the gospel.

Last year, Grace Harbor Church held their first public service. They're one of two churches in this two square mile area. One church for 65,000 people. One group of people holding Frozen sing alongs, and bible studies, and art festivals.

One church fighting for belief, belonging, and blessing in Tokyo.