Japan October 2023

Global Team

Oct 23 - Nov 1, 2023

Cost: $3895

Great opportunity for those in their 20's to participate in relational evangelism through outreaches at the university, at cafes and even with the possibility of hosting/helping with an international party. (Location of Ministry: Tokyo or Yokohana)

Team Leaders: Pastor Anthony & Hannah Cox

We require a colored copy of your valid passport to be turned in at the time of registration, to be approved for this Global Team. You may email to rachel.schumacher@rivervalley.org; otherwise, you can drop off a colored copy of your passport to our Central Ministries Center location (12345 Portland Ave, Burnsville). Passports must not expire within 7 months of return date and must include 3 blank visa pages, not amendment pages.

Opens at 12noon on Monday, April 3 and closes Monday, April 24; Registration for the team is on a first come, first served basis; To reserve your spot, please submit the online application, deposit and a copy of your valid passport


Deposit: $200, due no later than April 24, with online application and copy of a valid passport copy.

2nd payment: $1,350, due by Monday, June 12

3rd payment: $1,350, due by Monday, July 31

Final payment: $995, due by Monday, September 18

INCLUDED IN COST: Airfare, food, lodging, transportation, Global Team swag gear, international insurance and a donation to the Missionary Host.

NOT INCLUDED IN COST: Health expenses. Global Team staff will update you regarding health details as they become available, More details to follow.


Ages: anyone in their 20's.

Must be at least 18 years old

Currently a covid negative pcr test is required for entry into Japan.

Consult your personal physician for recommendations. Visit a travel clinic or check out cdc.gov.

Your trip cost covers the expense of purchasing international travel insurance. It is unlikely that insurance would not cover something in a situation. Coverage includes giving each person up to $2,000 coverage if a travel delay, which includes COVID situations in the country. For those that would like a bit more detail, please email us for more information.

If you are unable to travel due to a positive COVID test or other medically related issues, we will do our very best to try and refund or credit you as much as possible but please note, that any expenses that have been pre-paid, pre-spent or are non-recoverable to us will not be able to be refunded or credited back to you.

Global Teams are designed to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of a specific community. We believe that command of Christ to go into all the world has not changed but we are certainly aware and respect the many challenges that exist locally and globally. We will absolutely do our best to take all the necessary precautions and work with our missionary hosts to adjust to the local guidelines but where there are needs and requests from our missionary partners and hosts, we want to provide an opportunity for those who are willing and able to go and help meet the needs.

Email the Global Team Manager: Rachel Schumacher (rachel.schumacher@rivervalley.org)

We'd love to have you on this team!