Jesus told us to make disciples. But what is a disciple? How do we become disciples? How do we make disciples? How can I live the same life as New Testament disciples? During Taste Discipleship, a small group of participants will explore these questions as they live with missionaries in Japan.
Taste Discipleship is a 3-week discipleship training time in Miyagi prefecture, in the North East of Japan. Participants will receive teaching and training in things like power evangelism, leading someone to Jesus, starting long-term discipleship relationships, leading a fellowship of believers, etc. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to do evangelism in the local community, explore ministry gifting, and plan a short evangelistic trip by themselves.

All this will happen while they live with OM’ers in Japan.
Details of Ministry:
Taste Discipleship will help participants to:
• understand, teach, and preach the gospel
• use prayer for healing, prophecy, casting out evil spirits etc. as part of evangelism and discipleship
• assist someone else in starting their Christian life
• discover and use their spiritual gifts in the fellowship of believers
• start fellowships of believers
• look outside their cultural and denominational background in order to be more effective in making disciples
• serve each other practically while living together
• be challenged in repentance, fasting, perseverance, and stepping out in faith


Friday, 10 – Friday, 31 January 2020

It is recommended to arrive the 8th or 9th to recover from jet lag if possible.

 Apply by Friday, 02 November 2019
 Cost £415
 Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcome

The cost includes accommodation, food, transport and other costs related to the programme. We are however aware that some participants cannot afford this amount, while others are able to contribute more. Therefore, we give participants the freedom to prayerfully decide how much they will contribute to the cost of running the programme.

Participant Profile

Participants should be eager to make disciples, obey Jesus in every area of their lives and let go of comfort zones and compromises in their lives.


Participants will be living in the same house as the OM family leading the programme, sharing in the responsibilities of housework. Participants will be sharing rooms. 


Participants will cook and eat with the OM missionaries. If you have any special dietary needs, please inform us during the application process


Participants should arrange their own flights and/or local transport to the OM missionaries’ house in Miyagi prefecture. Participants coming from a different time-zone are encouraged to arrive a day or two early to recover from jet lag.

If participants choose to fly to Sendai, the local travel will be quite simple. If participants choose to fly to Tokyo, the OM team can assist in finding and booking a bus that is much more affordable than the Japanese bullet train. 


Any expenses related to health issues in Japan will need to be covered by the participant. Some common medications you can by over the counter in the UK are legally banned in Japan.

Visa & Passport

British citizens can spend up to 90 days in Japan without a visa. Your passport must be valid for your intended length of stay.


Individuals applying must be 18. This placement is tailored towards participants aged 18-45.

Price excludes flights, insurance, visas & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20.


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