Jeff Johnston

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Asian Access to pursue growth in Middle East and North Africa


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Middle East/North Africa (MNN) — Muslims are coming to faith in Christ in unexpected masses, and they need biblically-based leaders. Leadership training is an Asian Access specialty, but will it work in a Muslim-dominant context? Believers must have an intimate knowledge of the culture they’re working in, and cultural norms across most Asian countries differ vastly from those in the Middle East and North Africa. That means leading and multiplying churches in Asia seems like it requires a different approach than in Muslim-dominant countries of the MENA region... Read more...

Leaders Matter


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The last few years, the idea of leadership has taken a beating. Whether it’s the critique of “elites” in our cultures or the overuse of the word leadership by various training and educational institutions. In many ways, I agree with these concerns and it is why Asian Access does what it does in focusing on Christ, Character, and Servant Leadership. The ongoing challenges of the past few months have crystallized the idea for me though that Leaders do Matter... Read more...

Kintsugi and the Gospel: Remembering the 10 Year Anniversary in Japan


2021 03 kintsugi 250pxAs I’ve pondered this 10-year anniversary, I’m reminded of the power of the Gospel and how God makes beautiful things out of broken ones. We are a treasure from God—albeit one made from clay. The Japanese art of Kintsugi captures this reality in a deeply meaningful manner. Kintsugi means golden patchwork; in this art form, broken pieces of pottery are melded back together with gold. It’s such a powerful picture of the Gospel and of my life that I have one sitting on my desk here at home... Read more...

Groundbreaking shifts resulting from Japan's Triple Disaster


2021 04 groundbreakingAn interview with Rev. Yoshiya Hari at the 10-Year Mark of 3.11 – Well, my first thought is that it’s hard to believe it’s been ten years. The time has gone so fast. From this vantage point, it’s clear what a huge turning point it was, both in my life and in the life of my church, and I could say even in the life of the church across Japan and for Asian Access Japan. It’s been a huge turning point... Read more...

Six Lessons on Brokenness & Business


2021 05 brokenness business 250pxJapan has spent a decade rebuilding, corporately and individually. I have been struck by the gifts of resilience, creativity, and worldwide collaboration that have made a difference here. And thanks to the invitation for me and our family to be part of the lives of our Ishinomaki neighbors and friends, I have learned so much. A year and a half after the disaster, we launched a micro-enterprise business called Nozomi Project (or “Hope” Project) to help provide a way for women to rebuilding a livelihood for their families...  Read more...

Life and Ministry in the Midst of Pandemic and Persecution


2021 06 pandemic 250pxUpdate from an Asian Access Leader: How have the national leaders of Asian Access responded in these unprecedented times of combined pandemic and persecution? How have they coped? How are their own lives, and their own families, faring? Asian Access President Joe Handley is in the process of reaching out to A2’s national leaders in hopes of getting answers to these questions. What follows is the response from one national leader whom, due to persecution and security issues in his country... Read more... 

Breaking down national barriers is central to A2's DNA


2021 07 breakingbarriers 250pxAsian Access is a multi-national ministry, currently active in 16 countries. What you might not be aware of is that the leaders in A2 are active among those 16 countries as well. It’s part of our ethos of breaking down barriers to build up the unity of the Church across Asia. Many countries face daunting historical challenges to collaboration. For example... Read more... 


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