We proclaim Christ through personal evangelism, Bible studies, conversational English classes, cooking classes, concerts, camping, and youth outreach. We make disciples in all our ministries with the aim of starting and building up churches that reproduce.
We are working in cooperation with Japanese churches in two main geographic areas: the region around Tokyo (Kanto), and the northeast region (Tohoku) that was hit by the tsunami disaster in March 2011.
Japan is gripped by materialism, ancestor worship, and group conformity. Most consider Christianity a good, but irrelevant, foreign religion and firmly resist the call to follow Christ.
In the next five years, SEND Japan will:
Japan is a mission field where fruit is not seen immediately. Missionary candidates desiring to work in Japan should be men and women who are patient and able to engage people in long-term relationships. They should be flexible and willing to adapt their thinking to a very different culture. And they must be able to persevere in learning the Japanese language and culture throughout their years in Japan.