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Church Planting Associates: More Information

A church in Japan needs your help NOW!

Invest a year or more of your life helping a new Japanese church reproduce!


  • working on a team with a Japanese pastor to help plant a new congregation.
  • 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.
  • planting a new 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 Church Planting Associate, you will be assigned to work with a Japanese pastor in a new church plant. Experienced Asian Access church planting 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.

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

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Next Steps...

For more info about these service opportunities, visit You can read more about the ministry opportunities there. Feel free to register for an account and then you can post a question on the forum for our missionaries to answer. You can even begin to fill out an online preliminary application form.

Other opportunities to serve:

  • Our missionary programs to Japan:
  • Volunteering in Southern California office
  • Faculty Member (1 teaching trip to Asia every 2 years)

Learn more about life as an Asian Access missionary in Japan...


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