Short-Term Teams (2-3 weeks)

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is an opportunity for a church or school to send a team of 3-6 people to partner with a Japanese local church for 2-3 weeks and help it grow through friendship evangelism. Are you ready to bring a team to Japan?

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Short-Term Teams in Japan

For over 50 years, Asian Access has specialized in sending missionaries to Japan to partner with visionary pastors and congregations to help start and strengthen Japanese churches. The foundations of our organization were built upon years of a robust summer short-term teams program. Japan is wide open for your gifts.

If you want to serve God as a cross-cultural missionary, keep reading.

 

  • Idolatry.
  • Materialism.
  • Hopelessness.
  • Suicide.
  • <1% Christian.

Those are just some of the reasons the unreached in Japan need you to tell them about Christ.

  • Servanthood.
  • Impact.
  • Life-changing.
  • Relationships.
  • Glorify God.

 

Wanted: Resilient Harvest Workers

That's right! We're looking for people who know God has a heart for the world and are ready to do something about it. This summer, share the gift of Jesus Christ among one of the most strategic unreached people groups on earth.

You'll see new sights, eat delicious foods, and serve with a Japanese church to reach out to their community for Christ. Through Asian Access, you'll learn about a new culture and share your life with your Japanese church and those they are reaching out to through English teaching, coffeehouses, testimonies and your specific gift mix.

Are you ready to see God at work in Japan? Are you ready to serve? Are you ready to learn? Are you ready for the adventure? You will never be the same.


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j-Teams is an opportunity for a team of 3-5 people from your church or school to work with a Japanese church to do community outreach through English classes, coffee houses, children's ministry, hip-hop classes, camp and other relationship-building activities. Team members' specific interests and abilities (music, drama, sports, cooking, crafts, etc.) can usually be incorporated into the ministry as well.

j-Teams Quick Info

Location:
   Japan
Duration:
  open; generally between 2-3 weeks

Tentative Dates:

  Summer 2023 will be June 30 - July 17
Financial:
 

Raise support; costs vary depending on duration.

Description:
  Teams of 3-5 members from your church or school minister in a Japanese church. In addition to teaching English and sharing testimonies, other ministry activities depend upon your team's skills and gifting.
Team Leader Qualifications:
 
  1. Love Jesus Christ & have been a Christian for at least 1 year by time of application.
  2. Native or fluent English speaker.
  3. At least 19 years old or completed 1 year of college.
  4. Active member of a local church.
  5. Sent through SIM, or your organization must endorse your team's participation and agree with our statement of faith.
  6. Commits to find team members from sending organization and lead them through all of Asian Access' training materials.
  7. Your team must have a staff sponsor at your sending organization.
  8. Commits to raise funds for trip.
  9. Baptized before departure to Japan.
Team Member Qualifications:
 
  1. Love Jesus Christ & have been a Christian for at least 1 year by time of application.
  2. Native or fluent English speaker.
  3. At least 19 years old or completed 1 year of college.
  4. Active member of a local church.
  5. Sent through SIM, or your organization must endorse your team's participation and agree with our statement of faith.
  6. Commits to complete all training materials.
  7. Commits to raise funds for trip.
  8. Baptized before departure to Japan.
Contact:
  Bethany Ho
E-mail:
 
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Now is the time to start making plans. 

Here's how you can get started.

    1. Start praying about Japan and your involvement. Ask God to give you a heart for Japan and its people.
    2. Find out more. Read more on this website, then email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tell us you're interested in possibly bringing a team to Japan.
    3. Talk to a missions pastor or staff sponsor about your desire to bring a team to Japan. We can contact them with information if they would like to know more.
    4. If you feel led to try putting a team together from your church or school to flood the streets of Japan with the Gospel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for resources on How To Recruit A Team. A team should be composed of 3-5 people from your church or school (college age and up). Each team member must have a love for people, a strong understanding of the Gospel, and a desire to share it. English is the only language necessary. No one will have to be fluent in Japanese. (What a relief!) Of course, we'll teach you a few key phrases, you know, to help you find the restroom or to meet and greet people.
    5. You'll need to get together a game plan for how your team can raise support. We have some training materials will help give you the tools and ideas you need to get on your way. With our materials to provide guidance, before you know it, you'll have a team in Japan tackling the Great Commission during an exciting summer overflowing, bursting with life.
    6. Keep praying and pray some more. 

This year, teams are being sent to churches across Japan, and you can go too! There is someone in Japan waiting to hear the gospel from you and your team.

Interested in assembling a team from your church or school? Reach out to us and keep reading... 

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