Eight online events for globally minded Christians to connect and learn from one another. At each event, TCU faculty and students will interview alumni and other special guests who think globally while acting locally.
Each of these events are free, and we welcome you to join from anywhere in the world. Just register for an event, and we’ll send you the link to join us by Zoom.
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＜Global Connections 8: A Missionary Looks Back on North American and Japanese Cooperation in Post-War Missions in Japan＞
Special Guest: Rich Sytsma
Date and Time: February 5 (Sat) 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM
This online event is free. This event will be in English.
Rich Sytsma looks back on his mission experience in Japan–eight years as an MK and then thirty-two years with his wife Sandy as missionaries. They served in the Christian Reformed Japan Mission (CRJM) cooperating with the Reformed Church in Japan (RCJ). Rich served as a campus pastor with KGK and as a church planter in Saitama Prefecture and Tokyo. After returning to the US in the year 2000, he served for twelve years as Dean of Students and International Student Advisor at Calvin Theological Seminary (CTS). Several graduate students who studied at CTS during this time now serve on the TCU faculty, including Professors Iwata, Shinohara, Saito and his son David Sytsma. He is currently writing a history of the cooperation in mission between the CRJM and the RCJ and hopes to publish it this year.
＜Upcoming Global Connections＞
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