Japan is a culturally and technologically advanced nation that appears to be upwardly evolving, but remains a land of spiritual darkness. The hopelessness of the polytheistic religion of Shinto and the non-theistic philosophies of Buddhism have consistently resisted the light of the Gospel. It has instead created an atmosphere of despair evidenced by one of the highest suicide rates in the developed world, an alarming level of teen sexual activity, and an epidemic of social withdrawal syndrome. TEAM is preaching the Gospel alongside our Japanese brothers and sisters in Christ to build up the church.View Opportunities
Japan is a land of spiritual darkness. We often forget that a modern, technologically advanced, well-educated society can be steeped in spiritual darkness, living day after day without hope. Yet this is the case for the vast majority of Japanese, actually 99.57%! Whether worshiping in the cultural tradition of Shintoism where nature, numerous gods and ancestors are worshiped or adhering to the empty philosophies of Buddhism, the Japanese are not finding answers of hope. Turning to materialism and humanism hasn’t provided answers either.
Evidence of their despair is everywhere:
- Suicide rate – is one of the highest in the world with more suicides each year (over 30,000) than the total number of lives lost in the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 (around 16,000).
- Sexual promiscuity – almost half of high school students and 80% of college students have been sexually active prior to graduation, and the number of persons struggling with homosexual and transgender issues is rising dramatically.
- Social withdrawal syndrome epidemic – an estimated 700,000 young adults, generally between 20 and 40, isolate themselves in their own room, never venturing out into society.
- Stagnant economy – Japan’s economy seems to have stabilized from the downturn of the last 20 years, but recovery and growth are a long way away.
TEAM Japan Office (TJO)
Vision: The vision of the TEAM Japan Office team is to strive to effectively serve and care for our missionaries…Learn More
Vision: TEAM Center exists to enhance ministries in Japan by providing a multipurpose facility for evangelical missionaries, Japanese pastors (and…Learn More
Takamatsu Ministry Initiative (TMI)
Vision: Our mission at the Takamatsu Community Church is to plant and nurture reproducing churches in Kagawa Prefecture on the…Learn More
SonRise Tokyo Ministry Initiative (STMI)
Vision: The vision of SonRise Tokyo Ministry Initiative is to plant and establish churches in the northwest section of Greater Tokyo…Learn More
Shinshu Community Church (SCCMI)
Who Are We? The Shinshu Community Church is one church but has two campuses, the original church in Miyota and…Learn More
Returnee and Diaspora Ministry
Vision To help Japanese returnees grow strong in their faith, find their place in a church in Japan and contribute to…Learn More
Location: Tokyo Missionaries: Tim Cole (Family Forum Japan) Gerald May (Family Forum Japan) Don Regier (Word of Life Press Ministries) Tim Selander (Pacific…Learn More
Learning and Development Ministry Initiative (LDMI)
Vision: LDMI envisions a coordinated program of learning and development within Japan and the Asia Pacific Region, that supports missionaries,…Learn More
Karuizawa Retreat Center (KRC)
Vision: We envisage a vital ministry center contributing to the healthy, fruitful, long-term building of the Kingdom of God in…Learn More
Evangelism and Discipleship Ministries
Vision: Our vision is to aid the growth of the Japanese church by utilizing missionaries’ unique skills, passions, and spheres…Learn More
Vision: Our vision is to work alongside the local Japanese church leadership, aiding their growth by using our unique skills,…Learn More
Christian Academy in Japan (CAJ)
Vision: Our vision for education is to equip students for a life of loving, obedient response to God and of…Learn More
Central Nagano Ministry (CNMI)
Vision: We work in a partnership with local area pastors and leaders and globally with churches outside Japan to equip…Learn More
Agape Bible Church Ministry Initiative (ABC)
We are planting a family-supportive church with outreach activities such as English classes, English cafe, Bible studies and special events to reach the community for Christ.
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