Activity

Regularly Meeting Clubs

On a weekday evening, after all school related activities have ended, at the same time and place each week these are held. It is a place for christian high-schoolers, and even non-christian high-schoolers to gather.

Our hi-b.a. staff members lead the club, with students singing praises, listening to bible messages, and chatting with friends and leaders.

Although there are many factors to the learning, it is never stiff-mannered or too formal, but an “at-home” relaxing environment. There are many students who attend the clubs who would confidently say “I feel at ease when I come to Club.”

* There are determined breaks in the schedule each school semester, so please check the page for each area’s Clubs to find times and locations.

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Special Events

Twice a month, typically on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, our special events entitled “Joyful Saturdays” are held.

Various genres of activities are planned, ranging from evangelism-focused outreach events like our “Ice Cream Parties”, to events that focus on the study of a specific topic that is crucial to our training in the faith, such as “World Missions” where we will invite a missionary from the field to speak, or a seminar on “Dating and Relationships”, etc.

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Camp

During the school vacations each Summer, Winter, and Spring, our big focus is on Camp! We conduct camps specifically designed with the desire to further the efforts of high-schooler evangelism, as well as to enhance training and growth in the faith of current believers.

Living under the same roof, students enjoy discussion time with one another, giving their all in physical activities and times of play, and contemplating the teachings of the Word…

Here, many students experience something truly valuable and irreplaceable.Our Kanto camps are held at the hi-b.a. Campground located near the beaches of Kujukuri, Chiba. Camps are also held in several other locations around Japan. For more details, please check our camp page.

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Basic Principles

Ⅰ.Trust in God

Trusting in God is a blessing hi-b.a. has received from the Lord. Thus hi-b,a, holds trusting in God as that of the highest value, and is dedicated to this practice. The nurturing of trust in God is regarded in the same way. All decision making made by hi-b.a. is born from a reliance in God, and is a testimony of our love to the Lord. hi-b.a.’s continued trust in God is born out of prayer, and is realized by obeying the scriptures.(Proverbs 3:5-6)

Ⅱ.Value People

hi-b.a. values our staff and their families, alumni and supporters, as well as high school students. hi-b.a. joyfully serves with intercession, encouragement, aid, admonishment, and forgiveness towards the goal that all people would be made like Christ.(Matthew 7:12)

Ⅲ.High School Student Evangelism as Mission

“High School Student Evangelism by High School Students” is the motto of hi-b.a. and we love, serve, and focus directly on the evangelism of high school students and all youth of their generation.We understand high school student evangelism as telling them about salvation in Jesus Christ, and training them to be witnesses for the Lord Jesus, and contributing to the promotion of world missions and the advancement of the Kingdom of God.(Psalm 71:17-18)

IV. Serve the Church

hi-b.a. is a non-denominational evangelism organization which built upon an evangelical biblical faith. We do not aim to become a church, nor to create churches.hi-b.a. is not an organization with the goal of commercial gain, but the foundation of our work is set in the prayers and support of local churches.Additionally, we exist to serve and partner with the local church.(Ephesians 4:16)

hi-b.a. Core Values

1.Tell all high school students about Jesus Christ.

We will strive to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to all high school students (and those of their generation).

2.Encourage evangelism of high school students by high school students.

We believe that high schools students have a great impact on their own generation and will encourage evangelism of high school students by high school students.

3.Communicate the Gospel in a way that is understandable to high school students.

We will continue to search for ways to reach the hearts of high school students in order to communicate the Gospel to their generation.

4.Encourage carrying the Bible at all times.

We believe in the necessity to be ready to communicate God’s word at all times. Therefore, we will encourage carrying the Bible at all times.

5.Make the study of God’s word the main focus.

We believe that studying God’s word is the most effective method to find salvation and promote personal growth. Therefore, we will encourage the practice of personal devotions, the study of doctrine and the memorization of Bible verses.

6.Encourage serving in the church.

We will encourage each high school student to love the church as the body of Christ and find ways to serve in the church.

7.Cultivate a heart for world evangelism.

Based on the Great Commission, we will encourage each high school student to make a commitment and cultivate a heart for world evangelism.

8.Provide a place where Christ is the center.

We will continuously provide a place for the salvation and personal growth of high school students where through the activities they learn about the Bible, enjoy fellowship with friends in faith and receive guidance in their relationship with the opposite sex.

9.Value cooperation with the local church.

Hi-b.a. is open to any method that will promote evangelism to high schools students. We will accept input from the local church and various organizations in order to cooperate in building up evangelism programs for high school students.

10.Value the connections provided.

We will value our families and co-workers in the evangelism of high school students.

Vision

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

2015

Organize the personnel and finances of Kanto, Kansai, Tokai, International, and the camp facilities. Also, start up regular meetings in three new districts from among Hokkaido, Tohoku, Chubu, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu.

2025

Set up regular meetings in the districts from Hokkaido, Tohoku, Chubu, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu that do not hold regular meetings currently.

2050

Spread regular meetings (activities) to all 47 prefectures to reach all high school students with the Gospel.

Declaration of Faith

  1. The writings of both the New and Old Testament (all 66 books) are inspired by the Holy Spirit, and in their original forms are without error, being our one absolute standard for faith, life, and work.
  2. The one and eternal God exists as the trinity: Father, Son, and Spirit.
  3. The Lord Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary, through the Holy Spirit, being truly God and wholly man.
  4. God is the Creator, creating all things, and has created man in His own image.
  5. Man having fallen into sin has incurred both physical, and spiritual death upon themselves. Because of this, every person is born into sin, possessing a sinful nature.
  6. The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died on the cross a substitutionary death for the redemption of all mankind, and all who believe in him shall be cleansed by his blood spilt, and made righteous.
  7. The Lord Jesus Christ rose from the grave in bodily life, ascended into Heaven, and as our Great High Priest, currently intercedes for us.
  8. The Lord Jesus Christ could at any moment come again in visible glory; the second coming.
  9. All those who accept the Lord Jesus Christ in faith are born again through the spirit as children of God, by the grace of God.
  10. Both the redeemed and the unredeemed shall be resurrected in a bodily manner. Those saved shall enter into unlimited blessings, and the lost shall enter into eternal punishment.
  11. The command to “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” is both a privilege, and a responsibility, given to each and every believer.
  12. The church is the gathering of regenerate believers, and with Christ as the head, under the authority of leaders established by God, exists to worship and serve God.