Serving as a missionary in Japan isn’t as simple as jumping on a plane and moving overseas. We believe a good amount of preparation and a solid foundation is helpful before moving to a foreign mission field, especially one as complex as Japan. We want to point you to some resources that will give you practical help and encouragement as you prepapre. These resources will help you map out a path to ministry in Japan that is focused on several goals:

1. The short term goal of gaining the support of a sending church and multiple supporting churches so you can launch your ministry and stay in Japan
2. The long term goals of gospel preaching, church planting, and mobilizing others to missions, even while accomplishing your short term goals

We want to save you time and effort in this process, so we have selected a few of the most impactful books that can help you secure a long-term ministry in a radically different cross-cultural setting.

Here are some introductory missions books that we recommend to get you on your way to reaching Japan with the gospel:
HERE to THERE: Getting from CROSS to Your Mission Field
Let the Nations be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions
Don’t Waste Your Life
The Missionary Call: Find Your Place in God’s Plan for the World
Reaching and Teaching: A Call to Great Commission Obedience
The God Ask: A Fresh, Biblical Approach to Personal Support Raising
Operation Japan: Prayer Guide