The Fukuoka Team exists to multiply healthy churches throughout Kyushu by nurturing disciples and new church planting teams.

  • Our main objective is partnering with the Japanese in planting churches that can plant more churches. We believe that this begins with quality discipleship and ends with vibrant, gospel-transformed communities that gather regularly as churches. Our goal is to leave behind healthy churches that have qualified pastoral leadership, a biblical structure that includes a board of elders and deacons/deaconesses, a culture that affirms each believer’s spiritual gifts in church ministry and the local community, a local church planting effort of its own, and an active role in supporting and sending out Japanese missionaries who serve cross-culturally.
  • Our secondary objective is launching new teams that start new teams. Our goal is to send out 7 new teams, one for each of the remaining 7 Kyushu prefectures. These teams will be the first to enter these prefectures, and with the help of the Fukuoka Team and Japan Area Team, its goal will be to search for strategic cities within that prefecture, find new church planting partner possibilities, and recruit new teams once it has settled. With the Japan Area Team focused on mobilization and training, our focus will be on finding and developing partnerships as well as researching and promoting new potential areas.