Christ Bible Institute

About

THE MISSION OF CBI

The mission of Christ Bible Institute (CBI) is to:

  • Equip Japanese Christian leaders for ministry
  • Engage Japanese society with the gospel by word and deed
  • Expand the kingdom of God in Japan through church planting

The mission to equip, engage, and expand is accomplished through CBI’s ministries, team, and location in Nagoya, Japan.

Learn more about CBI’s history

CBI IS A MINISTRY OF MINISTRIES

CBI has three distinct but connected ministries, each focusing on a specific part of the mission to equip, engage, and expand.

  • Christ Bible Seminary (CBS) focuses on equipping Japanese Christian leaders for ministry.
  • Heart & Soul Cafe focuses on engaging Japanese society with the gospel by word and deed.
  • CBI’s church planting center focuses on expanding the kingdom of God in Japan through church planting.

CBI is also involved other initiatives and projects, such as Christian Counseling for Japan (CCFJ).

Read more about CBI’s ministries

CBI IS A TEAM

CBI is a team of diverse individuals committed to working together to bless Japan.

The CBI team is made of both Japanese and missionary team members. Missionaries come from several agencies partnered with Mission to the World (MTW). The team represents a number of different denominations and backgrounds, though they could all be described as Reformed evangelicals.

Serving alongside our team are seminary students from CBS and volunteers from local churches in Nagoya. This diversity encourages discussion and unique cooperation in ministry.

Meet the CBI team

CBI IS A PLACE

CBI is a building in the center of Nagoya, Japan, only a few blocks from Nagoya Station. This is where the seminary, cafe, and other ministries are located.

The CBI building is used as a meeting place for several Christian churches and organizations, and also serves as a connection point for Christians from across Japan and the world. The cafe provides a safe and warm space for visitors and customers to experience the love of Christ regardless of their background.

Read the story of God’s provision for the CBI building

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