We have a variety of options for you to serve cross-culturally here in Japan. Each team offers a different experience so be sure to take a look at each one and get a sense of what might be the best fit for your gifting and skills. Below are a few options that Pioneers offers.
EDGE (6 to 10 weeks)
The EDGE program is a 6 to 10 week summer mission trip. Depending on the which team you join, you’ll get to work alongside the team, pick up some Japanese, teach English, make friends at local universities and churches, and see firsthand what God is doing in Japan. Our program is designed to be a stepping stone for long-term, so for anyone interested in long-term missions, this might be a good first step.
Venture (1 month to a year)
The Venture program provides a variety of opportunities with church planting teams. Explore and learn about God’s mission in Japan and your role in it. Experience the joys and challenges of living with a team in a cross-cultural setting. In many ways, Venture is very different from EDGE. The longer period allows for deeper relationship building, a better sense of what it’s like to live in Japan, and is more focused on specific projects using your unique skills.
Long Term (over one year)
Come fully immerse yourself in the Japanese culture as you learn Japanese, teach students, help with relief work, church plant, launch new teams, and develop relationships. Build long-lasting relationships, wider networks, and develop a greater understanding of God’s work in the Japanese people as you serve on one of our teams.
Vision Trips & Survey Trips (1-2 weeks)
Whether a university student eager to see God’s work overseas, or an experienced couple or family praying for an opportunity to be involved in missions, in the midst of video chatting and 3D tours, physically setting foot in Japan on a survey trip is still the best way for you to get to know us (and for us to get to know you), the country, and it’s people. For this reason, our teams in Japan require a survey trip for anyone interested in coming here long-term. Join us as we pray and follow God’s footsteps for those living in Japan.