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Missionary theologian Dale Little (Ph.D., systematic theology) is the author of iTheology.net.
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Working out of Tokyo Japan, Dale...

Dale was born and raised in Japan as a "third culture kid" (TCK) or "missionary kid" (MK). He attended a small elementary school for missionary children in Sendai, Japan (a Chefoo school of the Overseas Missionary Fellowship) and then an international high school in Kobe (Canadian Academy). But he graduated from high school in Dawson Creek, BC, Canada (South Peace Secondary School) while his parents were on home assignment.

Dale and his wife, Ann, met while seminary students at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). Ann holds an M.A. in Christian Education and Dale an M.Div. and a Ph.D. in systematic theology, all from TEDS. His theological interests lie in theological methodology, theology of mission, and theology of religions, with an increasing focus on theology of church planting.

Dale and Ann have been based in Japan since 1984 as missionaries with the Evangelical Free Church (EFC). He and his wife have led three church planting projects: Mission EFC in Mission BC (greater Vancouver, BC, Canada), Owariasahi EFC in Nagoya, and Sunrise Chapel (Higashimurayama EFC) in Tokyo. They served in Japan under ReachGlobal (the international mission of the EFC of America) from 1984-2004. For four of those years Dale led the Japan team of ReachGlobal. Since 2004 they have served in Japan under the Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM) mission agency umbrella.

From 2007-2010 they were the interim pastoral couple of the English Department of Musashino Chapel Center (MCC). As a result, MCC is now the primary partner church for their current church planting project that they launched in 2013, Tokyo Multicultural Church (TMC). During 2012 the Littles led the tsunami recovery ministry of the EFCCM, living in Sendai city.

...updated june 2018

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