Welcome to Fukuoka International Church
Fukuoka International Church is a Protestant church in Tenjin (Daimyo), Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, where Japanese and English worship are bilingual.
We worship every Sunday from 10:30.
Anyone can participate.
Please come and join our worship.
As measures against the new coronavirus, FIC council members have decided:
①Sunday Worship will be held as usual.
②The Lord’s Supper will be suspended for a while.
③Stay home if you are not feeling well.
④Wear a mask at all times.
⑤Please talk and sing quietly.
⑥Study Groups will be suspended until August 29 (Sun).
⑦Prayer Meetings will be suspended until August 25 (Wed).
Note: These measures may be extended, depending on the infection status in the future.
Information on worship
Introducing the worship schedule.
You are free to attend any meeting.
10: 30-12: 00
|We worship in Japanese and English.|
19: 00-20: 00
|We use Living Life-QT(Quiet Time)text book－to study Bible and pray accoding to prayer lists.|
|Other||Other Bible class for beginner.|
|Prelude||While listening to music, we will turn my heart to God.|
|Praise||We praise God with a song.|
|Lord's prayer||It is a prayer taught by Jesus Christ.|
|Greetings||We give a thank-you greeting to each other.|
|Prayer||The pastor represents and prays to God.|
|Praise||We praise God with a song.|
|Bible reading||Read the words of the Bible that God has given you.|
|Time of meditation||Prepare your heart to hear the word of God.|
|Sermon||The pastor conveys an easy-to-understand message from the Bible. (About 20 minutes)|
|Response praise||We thank and praise the word of God.|
|Donation||We thank God for my daily steps. (freedom)|
|Announcenents||Annoucements from the church.|
|Benediction||Prayer (pastor) sent from the church to the world.|
|Afterword||Music that signals the end of worship.|
After worship ...
|Each class||Divided into Japanese, English and children's classes, we will share the words and pray for each other.|
(20-30 minutes) Free participation
Welcome to the our Homepage of Fukuoka International Church!
What kind of image do you have of "Christianity," "church," and "Christianity?"
When you think of a church, you might think of "stained glass" and "wedding".
Also, when it comes to Christians, the general image is that they are well-behaved and do not drink or smoke seriously.
Such churches and Christian statues are not a mistake, but they can be said to be one-sided.
Actual Christianity is really "muddy".
For example, most of the people in the Bible are living a failed life.
Peter, the first disciple who boasted to Jesus Christ that he would "follow him until his death," ran away just before Jesus was crucified. However, after the resurrection, Jesus did not blame Peter, but rather gave him a greater mission than ever before.
There should be no one who has never failed.
Rather, it fails because it is a living human being.
However, God loves such human beings full of failures and gives us the power to stand up again.
The place to meet such a god is our Fukuoka International Church.
We sincerely welcome you to visit us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone go to church?
Yes, everyone is welcome. No reservation required. If you are new to church, have a different religion, or have children, there is no problem.
"I'm interested in getting a leaflet for the event" "I want to see the inside of the church" "I want to hear hymns" "I want to see the Christmas-like event of the head family" "I'm mentally tired, I want to take a rest" etc. Please feel free to come.
What should I do when I go to church service for the first time?
We will inform you if you can say "It's my first time" at the reception. We will give you a Bible, a collection of songs, and a "weekly report" containing the order of worship.
If you don't mind, please fill in the "Visitor Card". If you do not need to fill in the form, you may be refused "Please let me just visit".
What should I do with my clothes and belongings?
You can wear it everyday. You don't have any special belongings. Bibles and hymnbooks used in worship will be rented at the reception.
Bibles and hymnbooks used in worship will be rented at the reception.
Is there a parking lot or bicycle parking lot?
There is coin parking nearby.
You can leave your bicycle in the back of the church.
If you have any questions about the location, please ask at the reception.
What do you do in worship?
In worship, we sing hymns and pray. In addition, the pastor will read the Bible and tell the story of the Bible. In addition, we will hand over the program at the reception.
Is it costly to attend the service?
No, it doesn't cost. There is a time of "donation" in worship, but this is not compulsory because it means "a response to God based on faith and is a voluntary offering." It is not a gift, membership fee, admission fee, or attendance fee. If you are new to this, you don't have to do anything.
The church reports on monthly donations.
Do I have to be able to speak English because it is an international church?
I am not confident in English.
It's okay. Worship and other activities are conducted in Japanese and English.
Rather, it is also a church where you can learn raw English.
What does the pastor do except Sunday?
I do various jobs in the church. Besides that, I teach students at the prep school. He also studies and presents death and life sciences, and there is also a YouTube channel for death and life sciences.
Can I ask questions or consult with the pastor?
Yes, of course it's okay. I would like to talk to you. We will adjust the schedule by calling after the service or by calling or emailing us in advance to discuss the date and time.
There are social gatherings and seasonal events.
Of course, those who have not been baptized can also participate. Please let us know.
Bring your own banquet after worship on the third Sunday
It's time for each person to bring their own meals, drinks and desserts. Please join us if you do not have one.
We hold candle service, Christmas service, Christmas celebrations, children's Christmas parties, etc.
We have an Easter service. If the weather is nice, I will go on a picnic at the nearby Maizuru Park.
In addition, there are irregular meetings and seasonal events.
1-12-45 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
|Nearest station||It is about a 5-minute walk from Akasaka Station and Tenjin Station on the Fukuoka City Subway Airport Line.|
It is about a 6-minute walk from Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line.
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About the cult
Our church belongs to the "Japan Baptist Convention".
Introducing our church's "position in Christianity".
Is it a Catholic church? Is it a Protestant church?
It is a Christian church commonly referred to as "Protestant".
What kind of organization is the "Japan Baptist Convention" of your religious group?
Introducing the "Japan Baptist Convention" to which the Fukuoka International Church belongs.
Features of the Baptist Church
It is in the Bible on the basis of the faith of individuals and churches.
Church management is also based on the Bible.
Baptize the person who confesses that he or she consciously believes, not by coercion.
As a form of baptism, in principle, "immersion" (immersing the whole body in water) is emphasized.
Immersion is "a symbol of death in water and a new resurrection with Christ."
There is no personal hierarchy among the members of the church
Both the pastor and the believers are on an equal footing before God, and the believers entrust their duties to the pastor.
The course of the church is decided by the will of the general assembly by the democratic church management by the faith of the pastor and the believers.
Each individual church is self-reliant and has no dominance or subordination so that the faith of the individual is not violated by others. Each church is independent, but they also cooperate with each other.
The confusion (cohesion) between politics (country) and religion (church) is a testament to the history of human rights repression. The Baptist Church insists on separation of church and state. But that does not mean indifference to politics. The church oversees the nation and is responsible for raising the voice so that power ignores human rights and does not downplay the vulnerable. The nation is powerless before God and is not allowed to intervene in the freedom of human thought, conscience, inwardness, and religion.
(Reference: From "Church Member's Notebook" published by the Japan Baptist Convention)
What kind of "faith characteristics" do you have?
Yes, we believe that the Bible is the word of God without error, and it is the only canon on which the church stands and is the standard of faith and life.
In terms of doctrine, it is a position close to the denomination called "Methodist" (Wesleyan aluminianism). It is one of the churches called "evangelicalism".
How is your relationship with other Christian churches?
As a cult, "National Christian Council in Japan (NCC)" Is a member.
The "Lord's Prayer" is the prayer taught by Jesus Christ.
Our Father, who are in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth
as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, for ever and ever.
Our church is not the Unification Church / Watch Tower (Jehovah's Witnesses) / Mormonism.