A New Way to Do Missions
Redeemer Presbyterian Church San Diego is partnering with City to City to help start churches in global cities, including Tokyo and Bangkok.
Grace Harbor Church
The vision of Grace Harbor Church is to see the Tokyo Waterfront area become an area overflowing with the grace and blessings of Jesus Christ. An area where people can be healed from the painful wounds of their personal storms, to rest, to recover, and to be sent out again on their next voyage in life; as salt and light to make the Tokyo Waterfront more beautiful than ever.
Seima Aoyagi was born in Japan and grew up in a typical Buddhist family without any Christian influence. A Christian friend in high school led him to Christ in 1992. Being convinced of God's call for fulltime ministry through 7 years of college ministry experience with MTW team, Seima came to Covenant Seminary in 2004 and finished his MDiv in 2008. Having being ordained under PCA on October 2010, Seima is now called to go back to Japan to be involved in a church plant movement in Tokyo, one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the world with 35 million people, yet with one of the smallest Christian presence of 0.22%. The ministry Seima will join is a collaborative work of Mission to the World and Redeemer City to City and is an attempt to start a movement that produces churches that are gospel-centered, grace-based, and missional in nature. Seima and his wife Naoko have four children, Senri, Towa, Satoki, and Akari.