Gospel Advance in Japan
Equipping the Next Generation
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”
— Matthew 9:37
The biggest obstacle we have faced in our church planting work as the Japan Alliance Mission has been the shortage of pastors. We need a training program based in the Kanto region (Tokyo area) that will train and equip believers to serve as pastors, missionaries, and lay leaders.
Tokyo is the largest metropolis in the world with over 37 million people. We need to reach this city and beyond. We need a new model of training in Japan to raise up the next generation of church leaders.We want to raise up future leaders who will be able to build Christ’s church and advance God’s kingdom in Japan.
Our vision is to start an online ministry training program for people who feel called to ministry. We envision a training program that is multifaceted including seminars and intensive courses on site and training online. Our vision is to make ministry training more accessible to more people for greater impact. Equipping Christians for Gospel Advance is crucial for the future of the church in Japan.
We want workers who will know God and be equipped to make Him known. We want to train prospective pastors and church leaders with the Alliance DNA! The freedom that an online program gives is limitless!
Preparation for laying the foundation of the Alliance Bible Institute (ABI) is underway! We are working on courses that will train people for ministry and fit the Japanese context.
We are thankful for the people that God has brought our way to help us think through the steps ahead.
We are developing a team of teachers, an IT support team, translators, and mentors who will be a part of the Alliance Bible Institute.
We need your prayers. Would you join us in praying for this initiative? The Alliance Bible Institute (ABI) has the potential to make lasting impact on the work of the Alliance in Japan.
- Pray that God would raise up workers (teachers, pastors, leaders in the church) for the harvest in Japan.
- Pray that God will send students who are teachable, godly, and set apart for His work. Pray that they will be equipped well for the unfinished task.
- Pray for the right team as we get the training school started–people who have the same passion and vision to see this initiative moving forward.
- Pray for gospel advance in Japan!
You can give!
- Go to cmalliance.org/give/
- Click on “a project you love,”
- Start typing “Japan”. From the drop-down menu click on “Bible & Ministry Training – Japan.”
Project Code: 1-472000-46-85-02000
Project Goal: $50,000
(online course development, seminars, translation, and video camera and editing equipment)