Lifehouse International Church is a Pentecostal church part of the Australian Christian Churches and the Hillsong Church network of Churches. They have partnership with ARC Churches and Joyce Meyer Ministries.
It has churches located in Tokyo, Saitama, Kichijoji, Yokohama, Shonan, Atsugi, Yokosuka, Osaka, Tennoji, Kobe, Sendai, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Bali, Hong Kong., Taipei, Shanghai and Honolulu
The Churches senior pastors, Rod and Viv Plummer, began the church in 2002 in Tokyo with a team of 10 Australians and 1 Japanese couple.
Currently over 2000 people attend Tokyo services with over 5000 people across all campuses.
Lifehouse uses mainly Hillsong worship music in services. Songs are translated and sung bilingual in English and Japanese.
Rod Plummer was originally an associate pastor at Christian Life Center (which later became part of Hillsong Church) in Sydney.
He and his wife Viv have been involved in international missions and planted churches in Thailand and Indonesia before returning to pastor an Australian Christian Churches affiliated church in Toowoomba Queensland for 7 years.
In 2002 they moved to Tokyo, Japan to start a new church with a team of 16 people.
Lifehouse Tokyo has seen consistent growth every year growing from the initial team of 16 people to over 1200 people in 2011.
Lifehouse has planted 19 Churches in Japan and other countries in Asia.
Lifehouse International Church Tokyo was started in 2002 with a team of 16 people. It now has over 1500 people attending regularly. It is pastored by Rod and Viv Plummer. The Church is located in downtown Tokyo, Roppongi.
Lifehouse International Church Kichijoji was planted in 2015.
Lifehouse International Church Saitama was planted in 2014.
In 2010 the Tokyo church started Lifehouse International Church Yokohama with young leaders and a small team of young people. Now, Joshua and Yuki O'Sullivan pastor the Yokohama church, in close connection with the Tokyo church.
As in Tokyo, Lifehouse Yokohama has bilingual English and Japanese services with pop-style praise and worship mostly from Hillsong. Lifehouse Yokohama has a church service every Sunday at 12pm and 2pm, and on Tuesday from 7pm.
The service has a range of internationals and Japanese from kids to university students through to families, reflecting the demographic of Yokohama. It is now seeing over 300 people attending services and events regularly, with over 15 countries represented.
Lifehouse International Church Shonan was planted in 2014.
Lifehouse International Church Atsugi was planted in 2015.
Lifehouse International Church Yokosuka was planted in 2015.
In 2008 the Tokyo church planted their second church, Lifehouse Osaka, with a small team originally from the Tokyo church and Australia. The church is pastored by Luke and Izumi Kennedy under the leadership of Rod and Viv Plummer. Now seeing over 350 people in services weekly. In 2014 lifehouse launched 2 new churches in Tennoji (South Osaka) and Sannomiya (Kobe).
Lifehouse International Church Tennoji was planted in 2014.
Lifehouse International Church Kobe was planted in 2013.
Lifehouse International Church Fukuoka was planted in 2014.
Lifehouse International Church Sendai was planted in 2012 in response to the Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
Lifehouse International Church Sapporo was planted in 2011 with leaders from the Tokyo church and a small team of young people from Australia.
Lifehouse International Church Hiroshima had their first Sunday meeting on November 22, 2015, and is planning to start regular services in early 2016.
Lifehouse International Church Tokyo adopted a small church in Hong Kong in 2009, which then became Lifehouse International Church Hong Kong. In June 2011, Richard Welsh moved from Tokyo to Hong Kong to pastor the church under the leadership of Rod and Viv Plummer.
In June 2013, Lifehouse Hong Kong opened its permanent venue in Mong Kok, occupying the whole of the 11th floor of the Win Century Building on Mong Kok Road. The newly renovated church facility has a modern auditorium with super wide screen and seats up to 200 people.
The church has bilingual services in English and Cantonese with live translations of all spoken parts of the service. The church is located at Mong Kok, on the Kowloon-side of Hong Kong.
Lifehouse Taipei is an international congregation with bilingual services in English and Mandarin.
Lifehouse International Church Shenzhen was planted in 2014.
Lifehouse International Church Shanghai was planted in 2015.
Lifehouse Kids is a children's program that is run during the Sunday morning service. Child-minding facilities are also available during the 3PM service, for those parents who wish to attend a Lifegroup.
In 2011 Lifehouse adopted a small church in Bali which has now become Lifehouse Bali. The church has service in Bahasa Indonesia.
Lifehouse has also publicly announced that in 2016 they will start a Church in Hiroshima,
Lifehouse is affiliated with the Australian Christian Churches, which belongs to the Pentecostal tradition of Christianity. The church's beliefs are Evangelical and Pentecostal.
Lifehouse Church uses primarily Hillsong music in their services, which is translated and sung bilingual in English and Japanese.
The church also writes original songs and music for use in their churches.
They have released several albums of bilingual worship music in recent years, which are sold at the church.
Lifehouse church holds 3 conferences annually.
The Jesus Lifehouse conference is held in September each year and is designed to promote the cause of the local church in Japan and across the world. The conference is attended by up to 3000 people from various countries.
Lifehouse Men’s and Women’s conferences are held in November each year designed to empower young Japanese and foreigners in Japan and build leadership and teamwork.
In 2011 Lifehouse Church initiated a free homestay program for school and university students affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
210 students were sent to America, Australia and New Zealand during August and September to stay with host families and attend English schools free of charge.
Lifehouse Church worked with many partners to organize the program including American Airlines, Qantas, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Time Out New Zealand, Berlitz Language, ACC International Relief, TAFE NSW, the New Zealand Embassy and local churches throughout Australia, New Zealand and America.