|Sunday Bible Study Class Overview|
Our Nursery department is here to offer a clean, quiet, and safe environment for your child. Our rooms are fully staffed to provide for the specific needs of each child. Please contact Sonja Lowe for more details.
Sonja Lowe and Ann Oku oversee our Preschool and Children's departments. Providing years of education experience and training, our staff aims to help your child develop and meet his/her needs while giving you an opportunity to attend the worship service. Ann Oku teaches our 3-5 year olds on Sunday mornings in an environment that encourages their learning about the Bible.
Andrea Jeong trains our kindergarten age children in a variety of learning activities as they transition to this age of new discovery.
Christy Reed teaches our young school-age children in a relaxed and educational environment. She brings experience and love for children in leading them to learn about Jesus. These classes are geared specifically toward your young child's interest.
Ramona Garnett and Beth Jones bring experience and a love for children and the Lord to their teaching of this class. Ever changing weekly activities spark excitement and intrigue in these children and help keep the class interesting.
These years in a young person's life can drastically change their outlook on life and God. Rosemary Puro knows this and has a great desire to see the Word of God taught. She teaches with experience and has a great heart for children and a love for God.
On Sunday mornings, Arnold Tiempo, Dan Kohlbeck, and Joseph Zee teach youth how to apply the knowledge and principles of God's Word to everyday life. Norah Tiempo and Lori Kohlbeck also assist in youth leadership. Both English and Japanese speaking classes are offered.
College and Career:
This new class is designed for those who have graduated from High School through college and young career age (18-30). Shirley and Koichi Tamura lead this class in studying God's Word through a discussion format and making application to the needs and concerns that face those in this time of life.
Adult Mixed Class I:
This class is open to anyone of adult age. Gunawan Wiraatmaja teaches this class. They study the history, meaning and application of Scripture with a broader scope of age in mind. It meets in the main fellowship hall during the Sunday school time.
Young Marrieds Class:
This class is designed for new married couples and families with kids, bringing the Bible closer to home. Age is not a limit. Neil and Christa Curtis lead this class in discovery of how to apply biblical principals and teachings in day to day life to marriages and in raising children. It meets in the small fellowship hall.
New Believer's Class:
This class teaches the basics of Christian discipleship and is designed for the new believer, those who desire a refresher course, or people who are seeking answers to their questions concerning Christianity. It is taught by Pastor Terry each Sunday in the library.
Josephine Kimura teaches a class of women who love to share and pray for each other. The women of YIBC have long helped to hold this church together through the years. Our women's groups offer many different classes in bible study and small group activity.
Women (Taught in Japanese):
Sumiko Hicks leads this class which is designed for Japanese ladies who desire a in-depth discipleship study.
Sharon Sasaki is a retired American Missionary who has lived in Japan for many years. She leads the ESL (English as a Second Language) class and is fluent in English and Japanese. This class is open to everyone.
This class is open to all Japanese speakers. Kiyokatsu Ohgushi leads the class with a Japanese bible. If you have any questions about Christianity, please stop in at the class. Of course it is OK to participate as a guest!
Perla Hirai is the teacher of our Tagalog Bible Study group. We have a large Filipino community at YIBC and they love to eat! Stop in and join this group as they learn from God's Word and spend time in fellowship....weekly!
English is the main language at YIBC. Our Sunday morning services (with Japanese translation), small groups during the week, and many other activities are conducted in English.