Missional Partner Associates

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Missional Partnership? What does this assignment in Japan involve?

Learning a new culture. Teaming with other believers. Worshiping with them. Serving under a Japanese pastor. Making new friends in the community. Sharing Christ with them. Linking them to the church. Using your gifts, abilities and interests. Making disciples. Trusting God to build His church...



An Overview of Missional Partner Associates

A church in Japan needs your help NOW!

Invest a year or more of your life partnering with a Japanese pastor and congregation!



  • working on a team with a Japanese pastor to help extend the kingdom of God in Japan.
  • a rewarding relationship with a long-term missionary designed to teach and equip you.
  • using your gifts and abilities in ministry to impact others.
  • friendships as God touches lives through you.
  • helping a church to be salt and light in a needy area.
  • the challenge of impacting a strategic nation where less than 1% of the people know Christ.
  • sacrificing and living outside your comfort zone.
  • sharpening through regular interaction with other missionaries.


Grow In...

  • character and spiritual formation
  • personal prayer and applying God's Word to daily life
  • awareness of your giftedness and ministry skills
  • ability to live cross-culturally
  • working under the leadership of a Japanese pastor and with Japanese Christians
  • ministry effectiveness
  • capacity to communicate in Japanese
  • love for God's Church!


As a Missional Partner Associate, you will be assigned to work with a Japanese pastor in a ministry setting. Experienced missionaries will serve as your role models, and provide assistance in helping you use your gifts and abilities in ministering under a Japanese pastor.

While English teaching is one tool for building relationships, many other ministry opportunities exist depending upon the needs of your Japanese church and upon your giftedness. These outreaches will be focused on making friends in your community and may include: music, drama, cooking classes, leading Bible studies, teaching English Bible classes or Sunday School classes, children's programs, camps, coffee houses, etc.

The focus of your efforts will be to share Christ with friends and make disciples, enfolding them into your church.

If you want to do something lasting for Christ, now is a great time to be a Missional Partner Associate in Japan.



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