ABOUT

Pastor Paul and Spring Iwata, husband and wife team, pioneered and oversee the church through their administration and preaching/teaching. Prior to their ministry at Sunrise Church, they served for on pastoral staff at Japanese churches in Portland and Southern California. Pastor Paul was born and raised in Oregon.While attending the University of Oregon, he accepted the Lord into his life.

Pastor Spring is a native of Japan where she found the Lord and came to the States for theological training and to eventually meet her husband in seminary. Both are also teaching Biblical languages, Biblical studies, and pastoral ministry at Christ International Theological Seminary in Los Angeles.

Assisting Pastor James Iwata, also a chaplain intern at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, joins them in their ministry with preaching and pastoral care. He has completed his studies at Fuller Theological Seminary for the Master of Divinity degree.


MISSION:

Sunrise Church focuses on building healthy, spirit-filled relationships that will lead people to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and to reproduce the character of Christ within them (Eph. 4:13). We welcome people of all backgrounds and places in life.

WHAT WE BELIEVE:

• We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God: true, immutable, steadfast, and unchangeable (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

• We believe that God is triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Three are coexistent, coeternal, and equal in divine perfection (1 John 5:7).

• We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers believers to exalt Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God’s saving grace; we expect the Spirit’s incoming to be after the same manner as that in which He came upon believers in the days of the Early Church (Acts 1: 5, 8; 2:4).

• We believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith; He, who does not change, is still willing and able to heal the body, as well as the soul and spirit in answer to faith (Mark 16: 17, 18; James 5:14-16). 


ミッション

サンライズ教会は健全、霊的健康な教会をめざし特に聖霊の満たしを強調します。これはイエス キリストとの交わり、キリストに似た人格に近づく為です。(エペソ4:13)私たちは色々な人種を迎え入れインタナショナルの教会形成をしております。

何を信じるか

聖書のみ言葉は神によって霊感された聖なる本で在り揺るがぬものとして信じます。(2テモテ3;16、17)

私たちは三位一体の神を信じます。父なる神、子なるキリスト、聖霊なる神の一体、永遠性を信じます。(1ヨハネ5:7)

キリストを受け入れ信じた者は洗礼を受け、その後聖霊のバプテスマを受ける事を強調しまう。それによってキリストへの信仰を増し救いの恵みによる聖い生活と証を初代教会に学びます.(使徒1;5、8:24)

私たちはキリストの力ある癒しを信じます.彼は肉体の癒し、魂の癒し、霊的癒しをなさいました.人々の信仰と祈りに答えられました.マルコ16;17、18、ヤコブ5:14−16)