Fall Songwriting Retreat 1-min Trailer

Back from another songwriting retreat, this time in Chiba Prefecture! By the numbers, it was 4 people, 2 days, 1 song. Yes, just one, as we experimented writing together from start to finish. But what numbers can’t measure are the … Continue Reading →


Worship Leader Gathering 1-min Video

Here’s a one-minute clip of our first Worship Leader Gathering, held at Christ Bible Institute in Nagoya, on July 15-16. Twenty-two worship leaders and songwriters from Tokyo, Chiba, Osaka, Kobe, Sendai and Nagoya gathered to encourage one another, worship in … Continue Reading →


seeJesus Podcast

For the past seven years since moving to Japan, if I had to choose one author whose books have shaped me the most, it would be Paul Miller. A friend first recommended me A Praying Life in 2010. The next … Continue Reading →


First Songwriting Retreat

Been a bit quiet on the blog the past few months. But trust me, life has been anything but quiet in the Nagata home, especially in the wee hours of the night! 👶 (I had to look up that idiom … Continue Reading →


Coming in 2019…

A belated Merry Christmas, and quick announcement to our supporters that we’re expecting in April! Filled with gratitude for all of you as we say goodbye to 2018 and begin 2019. Grace, Ian and Chi        


Toyosu Community Church: Celebrating One Year

A few months ago, wonderful couple from Sojourn Church in Fairfax, VA came to help capture the story of Toyosu Community Church. They created this video for the Sakaguchis’ website, but gave me permission to share it with you all … Continue Reading →