Pursuing church-planting movements in partnership with local churches.

Relationship-driven outreach.
Gospel-centered discipleship.
Established and innovative methods.

Teams in Japan

One of our distinctives is a decentralized structure. It encourages each team to fulfill Pioneers mission in their own innovative way, using sensitivity to their own context, gift mix, and ministry vision. Our teams are doing church planting in a variety of different ways – in both completely new church plants as well as helping to catalyze multiplication in partnership with established churches.


Fukuoka Team

Learn more about the Fukuoka Team


Hiroshima Team

Visit the Hiroshima Team page


Launch Team

More about our Launch Team

New teams forming soon!

Come join us for a season.

We have a variety of options for you to come serve with us. Each team offers a different experience, so be sure to take a look at each team’s page and get a sense of what might fit you best.

Long Term

Here for the long run

Come fully immerse yourself. Learn Japanese, build long-lasting relationships, form wider networks, and see God work among the Japanese people as you work with a team.


Up to one year

Learn about God’s mission in Japan and your role in it. Experience the joys and challenges of living abroad, while working on specific projects tailored to your unique skills.

The Edge

Six to ten weeks

Perfect for anyone interested in missions in Japan, but might want to test the waters first. Spend a summer making new friends, engaging the culture, and learning by doing.

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 long-term missions, physically setting foot in Japan through a Survey Trip is still the best way to get a feel for things. We’d love for you to come and meet us.

“A survey trip helps missionaries have realistic expectations about life in that area, and it helps them know better how to prepare for the challenges they will face.” He continues, “Mostly it is to overcome an idealized view of what it means to live overseas.”

Steve McKenzie, Pioneers Pre-field Coach