Toward a New TCU

In the spring of 2021, Tokyo Christian University integrated its Department of Theological Studies and Department of International Christian Social Work into a single Department of Theology.

In 2022, all first-year students and second-year transfers will enroll in the new Department of Theology. They will take a range of introductory and other courses in the first and second years, and then divide into five majors. English-track students can major in either Theological Studies or Global Studies. Students in the Japanese-track also have the option to major in Youth Studies, Christian Social Work, or Church Ministries. Students who successfully complete the undergraduate program will earn a Bachelor’s Degree.

The Asian Christian Theological Studies for English Speakers (ACTS-ES) program, which was previously set up as a special course for English speakers, will be progressively integrated with the Japanese track so that both Japanese and English speakers will be able to study together.

TCU’s Education Goals

  • We promote a Christian Worldview and Vocation based upon Protestant Evangelical principles.
  • We are committed to transcending denominational lines for the sake of Church and Society.
  • We aim to educate and train Christians to serve God and people for the advancement of World Missions.
  • We work to cultivate people who possess the character, broad cultural literacy, specialized theological knowledge, and ability to think and act responsibly.


University Reform Concept

Concept Behind the Departmental & Curricular Reform:

Stand in the Gap: Christ’s Peace in Broken Places

TCU aims to educate people to bring Christ’s peace into the gaps and broken places between God and humans, and among people through their union with Christ, who stands in every gap and broken place.

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