WHAT IS CHURCH?
Church is a community of people who are learning together about Jesus and his amazing love for people, then helping others do the same. Lifehouse is full of young people who are experiencing Jesus as not a far away God, but a close God whose desire is to have deep relationship with you. We believe church should be fun and full of joy! Church is a safe place to grow and learn for all areas of life. In church you will find life-long friends, feel encouraged and learn things that will help you with school, work, friends, relationships, finances, family and so much more.
DO I HAVE TO BE A CHRISTIAN?
No, every week people who are not Christians join Lifehouse. All are welcome. Most are shocked at how fun our services are and how friendly the people are. There is never an obligation to become a Christian but if you would like to know more about God and the bible, or meet people, church is a great place to start!
WHAT HAPPENS AT A LIFEHOUSE OSAKA SERVICE?
At Lifehouse Church we love to creatively express our love for God. At a Lifehouse service there is great Christian Rock/pop music played by the Lifehouse band. All the words to the songs will be on video screens so you can sing along in both English and Japanese. Some people dance and jump around to the music. An MC will talk about upcoming events and how you can get more involved with Lifehouse, by volunteering or giving financially (giving and volunteering are not compulsory). There is a fantastic message by a leader to encourage you. These messages are exciting, moving, and funny! Everything that happens at Lifehouse Church services is bilingual (Japanese and English) so you can understand everything. There is a time to meet people and make friends, while eating free snacks and drinks.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR ANYTHING?
No, all our church services are free! We give people an opportunity to give every week, but this is not compulsory. If it’s your first time to visit our church, we have a small present and an information card for you. Please fill in the card so that we can keep you updated about exciting church events via email.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
There is no dress code at Lifehouse so you should wear clothes that you feel comfortable in.
DOES EVERYONE SPEAK ENGLISH?
In Lifehouse there are people from all over the world with many different languages. You don’t need to speak English to be a part of the Lifehouse community. Everything is done in 2 languages: Japanese and English.
ARE PEOPLE FRIENDLY?
Yes! When you come into the door, friendly people will welcome you, show you around and introduce you to some people.
DO YOU USE THE BIBLE?
Yes. We believe the bible is Gods letter to the world. It is full of wisdom and power that will help and empower your life. We use it every week and learn from it. It helps us live powerful and joyful lives.
DO I HAVE TO BE YOUNG TO COME TO LIFEHOUSE?
No! There are people from aged 0 all the way to the elderly in Lifehouse. The heart of our church is to love the next generation in Japan so even if you are not as young as you once were, but you love young people and want to bless them, you will love the heart of the church!
HOW DO I JOIN THE CHURCH?
There is no membership at Lifehouse. You decide how involved you want to be through relationships, serving and giving. We encourage people to become part of church by coming regularly to services and being part of community. There are communities for Kids, Teens, Students, Young Professionals, Families, and moms. the church life page.
DO YOU HAVE SMALL GROUPS?
Yes we do. We call them “Lifegroups”. Lifegroups are discipleship groups that are all about growing and becoming more like Jesus. They are inspiring and based off applying Gods word into our everyday lives. You don’t need to be a Christian to come to a Lifegroup. If you are interested in visiting a Lifegroup, please let any one of our volunteers at church know and they will connect you with the right people. Lifegroups are run by a Christian leader who will coach the group how to follow Jesus using the bible. Each Lifegroup is held weekly and goes for no longer than 1 hour. Many of them are held directly after church services which makes it convenient for people with busy schedules who can’t make it at another time. However we also have mid-week groups as well.
DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN’S FACILITIES?
Yes! Lifehouse Kids is the perfect environment for your child to make friends and learn about Jesus in a fun and safe way. If you want more information on Lifehouse Kids, clickHERE.
DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING FOR MUMS AND BABIES?
Yes we do. We have a special room for mums who want to feed their baby in privacy. We have a live video and speakers set up that will show what is happening in the church service so you don’t have to miss out on church yourself.
I WANT TO KNOW MORE…
You can contact us directly by clicking the button below. Or feel free to check out the WIKIPEDIA page of Lifehouse Church (our whole movement of churches) for more detailed information about our history and other facts. We are also pretty active on social networks. Check out our FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and TWITTER accounts to see more of our church.
Info for Families
How to get to the venue with a Stroller/ baby car?
If you are using the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line or Yotsubashi Line, please use the elevator at Exit No. 3, which can be reached via the central ticket gate of the Yotsubashi Line train platform at Yotsubashi Station.
If you are using the Midosuji Line, please use the elevator at Exit No. 4-A (located inside Daimaru Department Store), which can be reached via the southern ticket gate of the Midosuji Line train platform at Shinsaibashi Station.
Is there are space to feed/ change babies?
Yes we have a special mums room for babies 0-2 years. In the room there is a feeding area, change tables, snacks for mums, Toys and fun area for babies, a space to put your baby car, Plus a live TV link to what is happening in the main hall so you don’t miss a thing! One our volunteer mums will always be available in the room so please don’t be shy to use the facilities.
How do I put my child into the Sunday program?
When you arrive one of our team will show you around the facilities and help you check your child in. Its simple and you can feel free to come and see the program or be part of the main service in the hall. You can check in your child from 11am for an 11:30 start.
What happens then?
After signing up, the kids leaders and the kids’ favourite mascot KANTA the Kangaroo will guide the kids into the main hall to join the worship songs. (We lend babies/kids earmuffs for free at the sign up desk) After the worship time, the kids will go to the kids room with the kids leaders and KANTA to enjoy kids program.
Is there parking available?
Yes there are several coin parking lots within walking distance of the venue.