Do you want to explore missions but feel hesitant about going alone? Encompass is sending a team of interns to Japan for four weeks to receive intentional training and gain hands-on experience in working among the Japanese. The team will be led by a veteran cross-cultural worker and will work closely with global staff in an existing Encompass ministry. This experience is perfect for anyone who thinks God might be calling them to international missions.
- See a variety of existing ministries in three different locations, both in the city and the mountains.
- Serve in a vibrant church that uses extreme sports, English, and the arts to reach their community.
- Serve at our ministry center in Osaka where connections are made through things like English, art, music, sport, and video gaming.
- Learn about a ministry in Tokyo that does outreach through anime, biking, and more.
- Engage in ministry events designed to make connections with new people.
- Learn about the complexities of different cultures and religions.
- Visit a local church
- Visit local Buddhist monasteries and places of history
- Explore Japan using local transportation
- Learn about Japanese culture and its barriers to the gospel from local missionaries
During your internship, you’ll receive mentoring and training to facilitate personal, professional, and spiritual growth. This includes:
- Pre-Trip Mentoring – Personal, spiritual, and logistical guidance as you prepare for your trip
- Orientation – Help acclimating upon arrival in the country
- Cross-Cultural Training – Learn cross-cultural ministry strategies and skills
- Ministry Training – Learn your specific ministry roles and responsibilities on the team
- Mentoring – Process your experiences with your team and team leader during the internship
- Post-Trip Mentoring – Continue processing your internship with your team leader and other Encompass staff upon your return
- Housing—Lodging will be arranged for each location and may include a shared apartment with other interns or local staff
- Transportation—You will utilize local public transportation
- Finances—Cost will be determined as the itinerary is finalized
Interested? Contact one of our mobilizers to learn more!