Check the Japanese content of this post for simple church training in Japanese – 5 sessions using ZOOM video conferencing software.

We will also be providing English training as needed – Schedule (TBA) upon contact. Please let us know if you’re interested.

Simple church introduces useful tools for anything from established churches to evangelism or church pioneering situations.

  • Vision, resourcing and training for small groups, home groups, Bible studies.
  • Support for church discipleship programs
  • Evangelism and discipleship in your own family, circle of friends, school or workplace etc.
  • Pioneering evangelism in a new location.

This training is for those either interested in or already stepping out to do simple church (house church, small group etc.)

Each week we will practice using the 3X3 (three-thirds) format for connecting and growing in the Word of God.
This will be focussed on beginners, or those who have no particular experience in simple church format and tools, but people who want to actually step out and begin something in their community. We don’t need to be bound to one particular style, but will introduce flexibility within the 3X3 format. The format can be adapted and adjusted to the needs of those who are gathering.

We use the 3X3 pattern for gathering with small groups of people – anything from 2 people or more.

The three sections are:

1. Look Back
Connect – invite the Holy Spirit, and connect with one another through a meal and open sharing.
• Worship – learn to worship with small numbers, with or without music.
• Check-up – share testimonies and reports from the previous week.

2. Look Up
• Word – reading together the Word of God
• Discuss – talking about the meaning
• Listen – hear how God is specifically calling you to obey Him through His word.

3. Look Forward
• Training – Learn simple tools for outreach and simple church gatherings
• Goals – Set goals to share and reach out to your “oikos” affinity group.
• Pray – pray and send each other out

• We will use the ZOOM video conference tool (free) each week, which can be used on computer or smartphone. Once you register we will help you set it up.
• Attendance is free.


• Please send an email or FB message to register.

Ongoing Training & Networking

Already using simple church tools and looking for ongoing training and networking? Join the conversation!
We have regular Japanese & English training and networking.
Contact David Cervenka (In association with for information on how to connect.