IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Bilingual Worship Service is held at HONDA CHAPEL from 3PM to 4:30PM.
Click the link to the website of the new Worship Service: http://www.alive.international/
Due to a growing number of attendees, we have decided to transfer our Sunday worship service location from Oyumino Chapel to Honda Chapel. There will still be an 11AM worship service at Oyumino Chapel, but it will be held entirely in Japanese.
Child care is provided for kids aged 0-6 during the worship service.
Address: 〒266-0005 Chiba Prefecture, Chiba, Midori Ward, Hondacho, 2 Chome−2−126
Nearest Train Station: JR Honda (12 minute walk)
For Inquiries by telephone:
Oyumino Chapel Office: 043-292-0015 / 043-292-5007
Honda Chapel Office: 043-292-1176
Toke Chapel Office: 043-294-1009
Pastor Tetsuya Dedachi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Honda Chapel Directions
Directions to (Oyumino Presbyterian Church’ s) Honda Chapel by car, train, walking（ Bilingual)
Car Navi systems seem not to work about 1/2 the time coming here. Please print & bring these. This is simplest, fastest way.
2-2-126 Honda Cho, Midori Ku, Chiba Shi 226-0005
Tel 誉田チャペルHonda Chapel 043-292-1176
教育館Honda CE Building 043-292-4995
A. 車で、東京か千葉市から。By car from Tokyo or Chiba City area.
B. JR誉田駅から. From JR Sotobo Line Honda station, walking or driving.
A. 車で、東京か千葉市から。By car from Tokyo or Chiba City area.
1. Take Higashi Kanto Expressway toward Chiba City and Narita Airport.
2. About 5 minutes past Chiba Wangan Narashino (Near Makuhari Messe Convention
Center), take next exit for Keiyo Doro Expressway toward Chiba and Togane.
3. Continue about 15-20 minutes through Chiba City toward Ichihara City and Kisarazu on
the Keiyo Road to Soga Exit. (Do not take Togane Expressway to the left; Soga Exit is the next exit after
Matsugaoka. Do not take Matsugaoka exit even if navi says to, and even though the sign says “Oyumino”).
4. After exiting at Soga exit and paying toll, follow signs for “Honda” (right fork after toll
booth). Turn left at signal light. Sign will say toward “Honda”. (The sign for Oyumino will
point straight ahead, but do not go straight ahead. Turn left towards Honda).
5. You will go 5.7 Km on this 4 lane road, and turn right at the first traffic light after your
two lanes turn to one lane. (You can only turn right at this traffic light.) More detail: This 4 lane
road will turn into a semi-expressway with 2 exit ramps and no traffic lights after you have gone 2.5 km. After
the 2d exit ramp at about 3.4 km, the next traffic light (4.9 km) will have a “Golf Partner” ゴルフ・パートナー
shop on the left, and the South Chiba Police station (千葉南警察）on the right. From that traffic light, go about
800 meters more to the 1st traffic light after your two lanes become one lane, (about 5.7 km total on this road
from the Keiyo toll road), and turn right. The traffic light is as you reach the top of a little hill. If you go all the
way to the “T” where the road ends, you went 100 meters and one traffic light too far.
6. Go about 300 meters to the first traffic light at the top of the hill, and turn left. The “Mami
Mart” マミマートsupermarket will be on your left at the top of the hill.
7. Go about 900 meters, almost 1 kilometer (going down and then up again). At about
900 meters from the Mami Mart corner you will see the wide entrance road into Honda
Chapel on your right, a sign “Oyumino Church, Honda Chapel” おゆみ野教会、誉田チャペル,
and a large white cross. Turn right into the access road.
8. Go up the access road about 80 meters to Honda Chapel and the Christian Education
building on the left, and the parking area on the right. ８０mぐらいまっすぐに行って下さ
B. From Honda station, walking or driving. JR誉田駅から. Under1km.1km以内。
*Note: JR Honda Station is the 4th station from Chiba JR station on the Sotobo line,
about 17 minutes. If you take the Keiyo sen from Tokyo Station, it is the 2d station on the
Sotobo line from Soga station, 10 minutes.
After giving your ticket, go to the left and go out the south exit.
1. Go out of the station parking lot. Turn right on the road (Oami Kaido) in front of the station.
2. Go about 300 meters to the traffic light just past the Post Office. Turn left at traffic light.
3. Go about 200 meters to the end of that road and turn right.
4. Immediately turn left again at the first left, after having only gone about 5 meters.
5. Go to the end of that road, about 150 m and turn full right 90 degrees. (Do not angle off to
the left at 45 degrees on the one lane narrow road. Turn full right on the main road.)
6. Go about 250 meters to the Honda Chapel Oyumino Church wide entrance/ access road
on the left. There will be a sign saying Honda Chapel 誉田チャペルand a big white cross.
Turn left onto the access road.
7. Go up the access road about 80 meters to Honda Chapel and the Christian Education
building on the left, and the parking area on the right.
Who are we?
Oyumino Christ Church is a protestant church that belongs to the Presbyterian Church in Japan (PCJ). People from all walks of life are welcome to join us. Whether you have skeptical or negative views toward Christianity, or if you are someone with even the slightest interest in knowing more about what it is like to be in a church or knowing more about what Christianity really is about, then please consider our invitation. If you desire to seek the truth and if you want to find true rest for your hearts, then please come.
We believe in the One True God who is revealed in the Bible. We gather regularly to read the bible, worshipfully sing hymns, and pray together.
This is a gathering of people, though sinners, who want to live according to God’s will as we trust in the liberating promises of the Gospel message. Come and join us and experience what it is like to have a life that overflows with joy and true, lasting hope that can only come through Jesus Christ.
We are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), Mission to the World (MTW), Church Planting Institute (CPI), Christ Bible Institute (CBI), and The Gospel Coalition (TGC).
Daniel Iverson III, our senior pastor who planted the church in 1992 and MTW Country Director for Japan, wrote this description of our church on the TGC international directory:
“Oyumino Christ Church was started in 1992 by PCA missionaries with Mission to the World (MTW) in partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Japan (PCJ). OCC seeks by God’s grace to be a gospel-centered, Holy Spirit-led, multi-site, cell group church reaching Chiba City, Japan, and the world with the good news of God’s grace for sinners. Our mission is to make disciples who reproduce. Oyumino Church has five worships each Sunday in 3 locations in Midori Ku, including one bilingual worship (English and Japanese) at 11am. OCC has 4 pastors (three Japanese) leading, teaching, and equipping lay people for ministry. There are about 70 small groups with many opportunities for fellowship, study, service, and outreach. We seek “Classic Faith but Modern/Classic Style mix”, as we seek to reach our changing city and world with the unchanging gospel of grace. We are involved with other partners in planting healthy, reproducing churches here in Japan and are seeking to help plant churches in two other Asian countries.“
MAP ACCESS to Oyumino Chapel
13 min walk from JR Kamatori Station
4-34-7 Oyumino, Midori-ku, Chiba City, Chiba
OYUMINO CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
Pastor: Shin Hirohashi
Starting June 5th, the Bilingual Worship Service will be held at HONDA CHAPEL from 3PM to 4:30PM.
9:00 – 10:00 Japanese Worship Service, 2nd floor
10:00 – 11:00 English Bible Study (2nd floor)
11:00 – 12:15 Japanese Worship Service, 2nd floor
4:30 – 6:00 ONE PLACE Japanese Worship Service, 2nd floor
*Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, we have Gospel Choir practice from 10:30 to 12:00pm.
**On Thursdays, there is an English Bible Study from 1:30 – 2:30PM.
***On Fridays, there is an English Bible Study from 1:30 – 3PM.
Pastor: Tetsuya Dedachi
Bilingual Congregation Pastors: Tom Mirabella, Daniel Iverson III
In the main hall, we hold not only worship services but also host gospel concerts of many genres, kids’ camps, and hip-hop dance lessons for junior high school and high school students, as well as various other programs and events. We read and study the bible, and sing hymns together. We have tea together after the gathering as a good way to foster good relationships as we share our thoughts and our hearts to each other. We offer you a safe, warm, comfortable place where you can find true relief and rest.
We also have a facility for a hybrid home school-Christian school called Covenant Community School International (CCSI), which started in 2006, operated by both volunteer short-term and long-term missionaries.
HONDA CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
9:00 – 10:15 AM
- Church Sunday School (Japanese)
- English Bible Study
- Small Group Gatherings (Japanese)
10:30 – 12:00 Worship Service (Japanese)
3:00 – 4:30 Bilingual Worship Service (English, Japanese Translation Provided)
*Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, we have Gospel Choir practice from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.
Pastor: Nobuaki Nagata
Toke Chapel is located not too far from JR Toke Station in Asumigaoka in the outskirts of Chiba City. In 2012, we moved to a current location which was formerly a barbeque grill (‘yakiniku’) restaurant. Aside from the Sunday worship service, we have many other activities such as gospel choir practice, English conversation (‘eikaiwa’), small group gatherings, and several others.
Anyone is welcome to join our Sunday gathering or any of the weekday events.
TOKE CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
9:00 – 10:15 Sunday School (Japanese)
10:30 – 12:00 Sunday Worship Service (Japanese)
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday
4:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Worship Service (Japanese)
Every 4th Sunday
1:30 – 3:30 Beginners’ Guitar Lesson
*We have Gospel Choir practice every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10:30 – 12:00.
English Conversation ‘eikaiwa’ School
The Presbyterian Church in Japan (PCJ) | http://cms.chorokyokai.jp/ (Japanese)
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) | http://www.pcanet.org/
Mission to the World (MTW) | http://www.mtw.org/SitePages/Main.aspx
MTW Chiba-Tokyo Team| http://mtwtokyo.com/church-plants/
Church Planting Institute (CPI) | http://jcpi.net/4
Christ Bible Institute (CBI) | http://cbijapan.org/jointheteam/index.php/about-cbi
Covenant Community School International (CCSI) | http://ccsijapan.blogspot.jp/
The Gospel Coalition (TGC) | http://thegospelcoalition.org/
Pastor Dan Iverson’s Blog | http://www.iversonjapan.com/
“Eastern Bankruptcy” on Ligonier Ministries’ TABLETALK Magazine | http://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/eastern-bankruptcy/
“Update on MTV in Japan” at All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia (June 2011) onSermonAudio.com | http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=613111357310
“Japan Disaster Report” from Daniel Iverson (April 2011) | http://vimeo.com/24594057
“Should We Leave Japan” post-3/11 earthquake-tsunami video (April 2011) | http://vimeo.com/24201609
Iverson Family and Oyumino Church on LIFELINE Japan TV (2008) |http://www.iversonjapan.com/2009/01/19/iverson_family_and_oyumino_church_on_tv/
What is the GOSPEL Message?
In English | http://www.matthiasmedia.com.au/2wtl/
In Japanese | http://www.matthiasmedia.com.au/2wtl/japanese/