- Education and leadership development
The ministry with Japanese people in southwest Michigan focuses on evangelism and discipleship in four west Michigan locations: Holland, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo (campus ministry), and Battle Creek. Rev. Bob and Nancy Laning are an integral part of the ministry. They spend much time with Hope’s international students, lead the college Bible study group, preach, and give counseling. Rev. Andy Nakajima is working with RCA/Japanese ministry members in Kobe, Japan helping equip them to create church communities and reach out to more Japanese people.