Earlier in January, we helped bring together some of the visionary people providing leadership and direction in some of the new and developing manifestations of church here in Japan. Going by a number of different names (house, simple, organic, emergent), basically these are people seeking to live out being a disciple of Christ in a uniquely Japanese way. Over four days, the goal was to spend time together praying, seek direction from the Lord, share what we have been learning with one another, and do some training. Philip Lye, a leader in a house church movement in Australia, was invited to teach on prayer and listening to the Lord. He brought his wealth of experience and gifting with him, and did a great job of equipping the leaders here. The next step is to further network so that we can all support and encourage one another in living out our faith.