Uncovering Hidden Treasure


Our Context :: Our Vision :: Our Core Values :: Our History


our context

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field,

which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it

he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

-Jesus, Gospel of Matthew 13:44


From distance to discovery


Following World War II, the federal government sponsored "white flight" from cities to suburbs through the G.I. Bill.  This led to difficult issues in cities, and difficult relations between urban and suburban people.  We hope to discover and interpret what the people of Jesus have done in response to historic injustice.


From city to world


In white suburbs, church and parachurch growth was fueled by income gains that depended on that lifestyle.  Also, most seminaries assumed a mono-cultural, mono-ethnic model of ministry.  However, most of the world has become urban poor.  We hope to contribute to the Christian witness in the city, and explore and promote expressions of ministry that have broad relevance.


Nagasawa Family Home Page

Harvest Summer Program

'Reinventing Church' Article

Chris Rice interview by Christianity Today


Prayer Letter from East Palo Alto, July 1999