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Join the Team!

If you feel you may be called to Japan, and if you are willing to drop everything and follow the leading of Holy Spirit to love the Japanese, then we would love to have you join our team!

As a team member at YWAM Sendai, you will become an integral part of a pioneering missional community where your gifting and personality will shape our culture and influence how we reach the Japanese.

Please make sure to read this page for expectations and commitments of all our staff.

Above all, you should come ready to pursue God in prayer and worship and be committed to developing a naturally supernatural lifestyle. You should also be flexible as this is a pioneering YWAM community, not just a gathering of individual missionaries.

The Process

  • Connect with us via email, introduce yourself, share what God has placed on your heart, and ask us questions.

  • Explore this wiki to find information on Japanese culture, YWAM culture, finances, language learning tips etc.

  • You will have had to have completed a YWAM DTS somewhere in the world to start the application process.

  • Stage 1: We will send you an application form. Once you complete this, we will send character reference forms to three people that know you.

  • Once we have received the references, we will pray and discuss as a team about whether we feel this is where God wants you to be.

  • Stage 2: If we feel peace about moving forward, we will send you visa, medical, and criminal record check forms. Only the YWAM Sendai leaders will have access to this information.

  • Once we have received these completed forms, the leaders will pray and discuss whether now is the right time for you to join us in Japan, or if there is anything else you should do before coming.

  • Stage 3: If you pass both stages, you will then start fundraising! You will find info on how much to raise on the finances page. This is also a good time to get stuck into language study if you haven't already.

  • Once you have reached at least the Minimum Support Level of financial support, you will pass this stage and we will start the visa process!

You will be guided through this process and can ask questions anytime!