We call our group “Makuya.” The term “makuya” is a Japanese word for a tent, or the holy tabernacle in the biblical sense. There is a description in the Old Testament: “the tabernacle of meeting…, where I (the LORD) will meet you to speak with you” (Exodus 29:42, NKJV).
As shown by “tabernacle,” we are not concerned with the establishment of places of worship or religious institutions. Therefore, we hold Sunday meetings at rental halls or private houses.
We emphasize an encounter with the living God wherever we may be in everyday life. As it is written, “you are the temple of God and… the Spirit of God dwells in you” (I Corinthians 3:16), we also believe that each one of us is a tabernacle, a vessel of God’s Spirit.
A true spiritual devotion is not to worship God outwardly or to pay homage to a church, but to have God dwell within our innermost heart as a holy sanctuary.Read more
What is the “Non-Church” Movement?
It was Jesus Christ Himself who never built His own church nor established a new religion. He only preached an honest and sincere faith in God. In fact, this Non-church spirit is threaded throughout the Old and New Testaments.Read more