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Engage Japan

Of the 125 million people that live on the islands of Japan, fewer than 750,000 are followers of Jesus. Although this is one of the most technologically and economically advanced nations, the Japanese are also highly traditional and honor-bound to their ancient culture. In the land of the rising sun, the Encompass team is working to see the Japanese people discipled and churches planted in one of the country’s largest cities. Serving in partnership with the Encompass team, you will have the opportunity to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus to the least reached.


  • Learn the language and culture so you can thrive in a cross-cultural ministry.
  • Spend time in the community building relationships and sharing the gospel with others.
  • Spend time serving people through a variety of projects and programs.
  • Disciple new believers and see them begin to gather and grow as a spiritual community.
  • Equip indigenous leaders to start multiplying culturally appropriate expressions of church.
  • Commit to working on a team together with other global workers and indigenous leaders.
  • Commit to discovering ministry partners who will pray and support you financially.


  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a different culture while maintaining the posture of a learner.
  • Ability to learn a new language and communicate at a deeper level in that language.
  • Ministry experience that demonstrates a commitment to evangelism and disciple-making.
  • A supportive sending church that helps to discern and affirm your readiness to enter ministry.
  • A bachelor’s degree with some formal Biblical training is preferred.


Encompass is committed to investing in you personally and professionally, so you’re prepared for a growing, fruitful ministry. Global Workers at Encompass are committed to a growing faith in Jesus, see themselves primarily as disciple-makers, and want to serve together with others on a team. This is a long-term ministry opportunity that requires a commitment of six years.