The conference senses a new call to church planting in this country where only 1 to 2 percent are Christians. Leaders have set a goal to double church membership in 10 years. Plans include planting churches in large cities from which satellite units will be launched.
A pastoral training program at both graduate and undergraduate levels is available at Osaka Theological Seminary. Osaka Christian College, a junior college with a strong Christian witness, is located on the same campus.