Small Groups

For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them – Matthew 18:20

At JGCT we believe that small groups are the front lines in caring for one another and building relationships. We offer different small groups that meet around the city on a regular basis to build friendships, study the Bible and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Women’s Small Group

A gathering of women in all stages of life.  Through the study of God’s word, our focus is to grow spiritually, strengthening our faith, minds and hearts while making connections and cementing friendships. 

Facilitator: Isabel Setoyama
Schedule: Bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 8:30 PM
Location:  Zoom


Men’s Small Group

The Men’s Group meets weekly, on-line, and is open to, and attended by men of all ages from College & Careers to Seniors. It has been a great forum for us to learn from our shared experiences, study the Word of God together, and pray for one another. New joiners are encouraged to attend at any given time.

Facilitators: Peter Chow, Daniel Setoyama, Russell Sugimura
Schedule: Thursdays  8:30 PM
Location:  Zoom

Markham Small Group

A place for fellowship, prayer support and spiritual growth. We begin our time with a potluck dinner followed by a Bible study discussion. We meet at Stephanie and Chika’s home, but other group members sometimes take turns in hosting the group or leading the study. Children are welcome.

Facilitators: Stephanie and Chikara Kida
Schedule: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 6:00 PM
Location:  In-person (Markham home)

Etobicoke Small Group

A welcoming group of believers, joined in Christian fellowship and growing together in faith. Our studies are based on Christian life and the Bible.

Facilitators: Masako Tanaka, Lorna Shutter, Mabel Namiki, Paul Marchao, Larry Iwamoto and Peter Chow
Schedule: Fridays, 7:30 PM, biweekly
Location:  Zoom

Saturate Small Group

We meet every other Monday at 8:30 PM via Zoom and are currently studying the Saturate Field Guide on discipleship.  We are exploring who God is and how to share the Gospel good news to others through the everyday activities of our lives.  We enjoy meeting to study and support one another in every way in a safe and informal atmosphere. 

Facilitator: Alice Chow
Schedule: 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 8:30 PM
Location:  Zoom

Budo no ki (Group Vine)

We, like the vines, want to be well connected to the Lord, who is the trunk.  We pray and grow.

Facilitator: Ikumi Nitta
Schedule: 1st and 3rd Friday @ 8:00 PM
Location:  Online/Zoom

Hope (Group Hope)

Our group focus is to praise the Lord, Learn about God, pray together and encourage one another as we connect and grow in faith.

Facilitators: Yumi Yu
Schedule: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Location:  Online/Zoom

Esuteru kai (Group Esther)

A gathering of Japanese speaking women in Mississauga / Oakville / Burlington area since 2010. Through the study of God’s word, our focus is to grow spiritually, and pray/support each other’s challenges of living abroad.

Facilitators: Miki Nakano
Schedule: Every Thursday at 10:00 AM during Covid (usually every other week)
Location: Zoom / Email during Covid (usually at the member’s home)

No no Yuri (Group Lilies of the Field)

Study: sharing from the scripture that has impacted you in that week and let the scripture and the testimony speak to each other’s life. 

We also sing the worship song that was chosen as this year’s song, listen and share from the Sunday message every week, and share the prayer requests. 

Facilitator: Sumiko Nishiwaki

Case 1: When Church is closed

Schedule: Every Friday
Location:  Email

Case 2: When Church is open

Schedule: Every 2nd and 4th Friday 1-3 PM
Location:  JGCT

Nonbiri iko kai (Group Easy Going)

Reflecting and Sharing from the Sunday Messages

Facilitators: Toshiyuki Ijichi
Schedule: 1st and 3rd Monday @ 10-11am
Location: Online and Telephone

Gloria Kai (Group Gloria)

We share from the daily devotion we did in the past week, exchange prayer requests and support each other in prayer throughout the week.

Facilitators: Minako Ebisuzaki
Schedule: Every Friday
Location: Email/Online


Sunday Services

English Worship Service:
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Japanese Worship Service:
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Contact info

301 Silver Star Boulevard, Scarborough, ON M1V 0B6
(416) 335-JGCT (5428)
EN:  / JP:

Kevin Ueta, English Pastor
(416) 335-5428 Ext #101

Adam Shih, Youth and Family Worker
(647) 449-0704

Minako Ebisuzaki, Japanese Interim Ministry Worker
(647) 209-5428