Missional Partners: More Info

Church Planting Associates: Multiplying Leaders & Congregations

It's About Life


The objective of the Great Commission is to share the life of Christ. But in Japan, 99% of the population is unreached by the Life of Jesus Christ. The best way to do this is by multiplying churches, which can reach more Japanese.


More Churches

So how do you begin to bring new churches into being?...{addthis off}

Below is a map of some of the church planting networks in Japan...

You start here...

  • Get to know Asian Access.
  • Get to know Japan.
  • Learn a little Japanese.
  • Raise support.
  • Enlist prayer partners.
  • Get your passport.
  • Pack your bags.


12 Months...

Long-Term Church Planting Missionaries

As Missional Partners (both spouses), you will be living and ministering in a Japanese language-based environment. Your "ministry team" will consist of a Japanese-speaking pastor and church members. Other missionaries will likely be in the same region, but not be in your immediate area. There will be three or four meetings (small group, ministry meetings) that will gather the missionaries together each month. English education for your children will be limited and may involve some sort of collective homeschooling.

You will be encouraged to learn a beginning level Japanese before arriving in Japan. After arriving, you will minister for a year or so in a Japanese church while intensively studying Japanese. Then, you will partner with an existing Japanese church by joining a Japanese team to start a new church. The church-planting process to make the church firmly established should take 3-5 years, at which time you would be assigned to another church project. You will take a 3-5 month home assignment every 2-1/2 to 3 years.




Short-Term Church Planting Missionaries (Missional Partner Associates)

Missional Partner Associates will have a similar ministry setting as their long-term colleagues outlined above. Expectations for Japanese ability may not be as high. At the end of your term, you would not have a home assignment unless you decided to extend for another term or another church project.

First Year or so:

To make and build evangelistic relationships, linking church members with these friends, while at the same time participating as a small group member and growing in language and understanding of the church and this ministry.


Second/Third Years:



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