What We Do

Group pray before outreach in Japan

OMF Ministries in Japan

OMF is involved in a variety of ministries in Japan. Three main ways our missionaries serve are in planting churches, partnering with others in student ministry, and in support ministries.

48% of

Japanese pastors

are over 70.

70% of

Japanese churches

have an average attendance of less than 30

Church Ministry

We believe that a long-term sustainable way to reach Japan is to start churches. OMF Japan has been planting churches where there was no other viable witness since we first came to Japan in the 1951. Our goal is to start churches that will impact their communities for Christ.

Student Ministry

OMF Japan also works in cooperation with others in Japan. We have workers in established churches, seeking to build them up, especially in non-urban areas. OMF also works in partnership in student ministry, theological education, media, and in camping ministry.

Support Ministries

Some of our missionaries work in support roles. These workers are essential to OMF’s effectiveness in Japan. It’s similar to how Olympic athletes need coaches and access to other staff specialists. We have members who run short-term programs, manage finances, and run our guest homes. We have placed teachers in international schools where some of our children study and also a medical doctor as part of our member care services.

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