EC20 Beyond Registration is open now!


Hello! I hope you are doing well. My name is Yuki Hata, I have the privilege of serving as the PR Director for EC20 Beyond. This email is to notify you about Equipper Conference 20 Beyond this year.


How has the year of 2020 been for you all? In the midst of many canceled events on top of feelings of fear and disappointment throughout the world, we have decided to host EC20 ONLINE! Each one of us committee members have been praying and working to construct this brand new kind of EC.


For those of you who have attended equipper conference would know that equipper conference (EC) is a five night conference which “equips” (Ephesians 4:12) Japanese Christians who met Jesus overseas for their eventual return to their home country as ambassadors of Christ. This year, we have adjusted the program to be 4 days from 12/27~30 (US time) instead of the usual 5.


We welcome…

– Japanese Christians who plan to go back home
– Japanese Christians in North America who serve the Lord
– Non-Japanese Christians (English speakers) who are serving such Japanese Christians
– Christians in Japan who want to receive and help returnee Christians
– Non-Christian who are interested in learning the Bible and God.
– Middle/high school students (youth program)
(For details about each program, please visit the website homepage)

[Registration has opened!] Click HERE

[Equipper Conference 20 Beyond]
“Listen… ~So you may live~”

Date: December 27, 2020 (Sun) to December 30, 2020 (US time)
Speakers: Pastor Sho Ichikawa, Kuni Onishi, Saku Kuroda, Satoru Nakanishi, Manabu Nishikori
[Speaker introductions] Click HERE.
Registration: Click HERE.

  • Super early bird: $30 (deadline 9/28)
  • Early bird: $40 (deadline 11/2; also deadline to order T-shirts)
  • Regular: $45 (deadline 12/7; T-shirt order unavailable)
  • Fee for Youth & Seekers is $20 (deadline 12/7)

*We have SUPER EARLY REGISTRATION, which you can get a discount of $15! The deadline for super early bird is September 28th (11:59pm. EST).  If you already know that you are attending EC20, register now before you forget it!

Let’s all build a new kind of EC together this year by overcoming borders, distance, and time zones!

Hopeful in the Lord,


PR Director for EC20 Beyond

Yuki Hata

EC20 is to be Online!!

Hello hello! My name is Kristine Reddington and I’m an associate staff for JCFN. I am also the director for this year’s Equipper Conference (EC). (EC is a conference held to equip those who will one day return to Japan)

I’m sure some of you have been wondering.. “What’s the plan for EC this year?” 

I am happy to announce that we have decided to have an online conference this year👏👏

Although we will miss seeing everyone in person, we are excited for this online opportunity. Here are some things that were said in the EC committee discussions:

“Because how crazy this year has been, EC will be a huge blessing for people”

“Doing it online doesn’t mean that we need to give up on our vision”
“God will move powerfully regardless of how EC happens”

In our discussions, we were reminded that God will use this new and unique EC for His glory.

With that, I want to share with you this year’s theme. Theme for EC20 is…

“Listen…~So you may live~”

When I was thinking about the returnees and the things God had been teaching me, what God gave me was this concept, “to listen.” “Voices” are huge influences in our lives. To listen to the world or to listen to God determines the way we live. So at this year’s EC, we want people to see the need to listen and respond to God in their daily lives. We also want them to see the joy that comes with that.

With COVID-19 stuff, we have been led to pray and “listen” as the EC committee more than usual. In that, God has challenged us and encouraged us. I am confident that God who is already speaking as we plan will speak powerfully at EC20. So let’s be expectant❤

This year’s EC is also the 30th anniversary of JCFN. I am so excited for God to do only what He can do. So please pray with us for this year’s EC~☺✨


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