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Specialized Ministry Team in Japan

Occasionally, Asian Access has the need to bring a highly specialized ministry team to Japan. Types of teams include childcare, computer training, medical & counseling, financial planning, etc.

Interested in working with some cool missionary kids in Japan? Give us 7-10 days for a brief experience with long-term impact.

Asian Access, a mission agency dedicated to developing leaders and planting churches across Japan, holds an annual mission-wide retreat in the beautiful, snowy mountains of Nagano in March and church planter’s conference in October. The purposes of these retreats are to equip and refresh missionaries who serve alongside Japanese congregations and help to plant new churches.

Each conference, we have a need for a team of 6-10 people who share a passion to invest in the children in the mission so that they can shine Christ in this dark country. Ideally teams will be from one church in North America. In past years, children’s ministry teams have run a program much like a Vacation Bible School ministry. This is a unique opportunity for anyone who loves kids and would like the chance to serve (in English!) in Japan. You would also have some great interaction with missionaries from all over the country!

The ministry dates are about 5 days in either March or October, but there is also the potential to participate in ministry elsewhere in Japan around the conference dates, if desired.

Here is more information about this ministry opportunity, including typical activity schedule and approximate costs . . .

Typical Schedule

Day 1

Fly to Tokyo

Day 2

Arrive at Narita International Airport and spend first night at airport hotel

Day 3

Train to Karuizawa’s Megumi Chalet. Set up for children’s program

Day 4

Retreat begins; Evening program with children

Days 5-7

Three slots of program with children: AM, Afternoon and Evening

Day 8

Wrap-up program, conference ends with lunch. Trains to Tokyo, sightseeing, overnight in hotel

Day 9

Fly home (NRT >> North America)


  • Round-trip flight to Tokyo...
  • + US$800 for in-country expenses


  • Love Jesus Christ & have been a Christian for at least 1 year.
  • U.S., Canadian, or Japanese citizen.
  • Native or fluent English speaker.
  • Your organization must fully endorse your team's participation.
  • Evangelical organization in agreement with Asian Access' statement of faith.
  • Active in a local church.
  • Pass a background screening to work with children, approved by either local church or Asian Access

Quick Summary

  • Title: Specialized Ministry Team
  • Category: Service to Missionaries
  • Location: Japan
  • Duration: 1-4 weeks
  • Start date: open
  • End date: open
  • Financial: Raise support; amount varies based upon factors such as length of term, location within Japan, family size and yen exchange rate.

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Other opportunities to serve:

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

For more info about these service opportunities, contact us directly.


Additional Opportunity - Administrative Support

Title: Administrative Support Services
Category: Administrative Support
Location: U.S.
Duration: variable
Start date: Open
End date: Open

Raise support; amount varies based upon factors such as family size, yen exchange rate, location within Japan, etc.

Use your gifts and abilities to assist the ministry in Japan. Persons with secretarial and/or business administrative skills are needed the most.


  1. Love Jesus Christ & have been a Christian for at least 1 year.
  2. U.S., Canadian, or Japanese citizen.
  3. Native or fluent English speaker.
  4. At least 21 years of age.
  5. Related experience.
  6. Your church must fully endorse your participation.
  7. Subscribe to Asian Access' statement of faith.
  8. Active in a local church.

Contact: Elliott Snuggs
Phone: (800) 543-3678

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