OMS started in 1901 in Japan and is now in 78 countries around the world. OMS is using sports, technology, arts, TESOL/ESL, and other creative means to reach Japanese youth, with the goal of new disciples and churches in Japan. Join us!
Though not exactly a sending organization, the Macedonian Project Japan is a point of contact for those interested in pursuing short-term missions in Japan—whether by college internship programs or personal interest—with a goal of doing long-term ministry. The Macedonian Project is connected with the Christian Church/Church of Christ and seeks especially to provide service opportunities to those churches.
Has missionaries around the world, including Japan. Long-term and short-term opportunities.
- Members of the crew give tours, cultural programs, Christian testimonies. They also do service projects at churches, prisons, or orphanages in port cities around the world, sometimes in Japan. Two-month to two-year commitment.
- Mustard Seed Network is a network of gospel-centered churches in urban Japan. Their mission is to glorify God by making disciples through planting gospel-centered churches in Japan’s urban areas. A presence in Japan since 2008.
- Organization with a very long history. Website has good general info on Japan. Long-term and short-term opportunities.
- Organizes 2- to 6-week trips to serve missionaries by teaching English classes from the book of Luke. Known for their excellent training to minimize the burden on missionaries.
- CTEN is an interdenominational agency with missionaries throughout the world. For current openings in the Japan field, see the “Opportunities” page.
- Interdenominational mission. Various opportunities.
- Beyond’s mission is to create an environment for the Word to rapidly spread. Using people groups to network within their own cultures, Beyond starts church-planting movements that transform lives. You can sign up for “Nuggets,” free online training on missions topics.
- Japan segment of Overseas Missionary Fellowship (formerly the China Inland Mission) founded by Hudson Taylor in 1865. OMF seeks to glorify God by urgently evangelizing East Asia’s peoples.
- Presbyterian missions agency in the Tokyo/Chiba area.
- Asian Access is an interdenominational, evangelical missions agency. Their site describes their staff and ministry opportunities, as well as information on what Japan needs and how to pray for Japan. Go to Focus, Country Profiles. Japan here.
- Pioneers mobilizes teams to glorify God among unreached peoples by initiating church planting movements in partnership with local churches. In Japan, they focus on the SW region.
- A long-time mission organization with various fields around the world, including Japan. (SEND was originally known as the Far East Gospel Crusade.) Site has interesting cultural information and more.
- Spend a summer in Japan or in the U.S. working with Japanese college students.
- Scroll down to see short-term opportunities. Usually looking for someone who speaks Japanese.
- Youth With A Mission’s opportunities in Japan.