• The three classes, Japan 101, 102, and 103, can be taken in any order.

  • Japan 101. Do you have a heart for Japanese people but don’t know much about their historical and cultural background? If so, this 8-week course will give you a brief background and understanding of Japan from a Christian point of view.
  • Japan 102. In this class, we will explore the core concepts and values that form the Japanese worldview. Understanding these concepts is a crucial component in effectively sharing the love of Jesus.
  • Japan 103 does not have a starting date. Please contact us if you are interested. How do we make the gospel less foreign to Japanese? This course uses Japanese culture: the arts, literature, proverbs, everyday happenings and it is all in one book! You will find this course stimulating and helpful. Current missionaries say they wish they had this information when they started.
  • Culture Specific Evangelism 101 This program will give a general introduction to culture-specific evangelism. Through this study, we will be able to more effectively explain the gospel to people of different worldviews and cultures.
  • Sowing The Gospel In Japanese Soil This eight-week study program will provide tools to understand and engage Japanese religious beliefs and worldview with the purpose of touching hearts and meeting needs through the gospel in the Japanese context.
  • Starting and Developing Churches in Japan This eight-week study program will will investigate the challenges and opportunities to bring the gospel to the Japanese people and form them into faith communities (churches). What can be learned from effective ministry in Japan?

Enroll here!

Thanks for dropping by the RJC Academy website. We are excited about the way the Lord has blessed the expanding RJC Academy classes. People who are just starting their adventure of loving Japanese for Jesus, those who are actually ministering right now with Japanese in Japan and outside of Japan, and even Japanese themselves have found the classes helpful.

My name is Don Wright, and I serve as the administrator/director of the academy. After serving in Japan as church-planting missionaries for a number of years, JoAnn and I were led to return to the US to work full-time with Reaching Japanese for Christ. We now live in Issaquah, just east of Seattle, Washington.

I am thankful for Naoko Brown who serves as administrative assistant and instructor in the Academy. Riz Crescini of Kyushu teaches Japan 102, and Mariana Nesbitt of South Africa teaches Japan 103. Also, Dr. Daniel Kikawa leads our Culture Specific Evangelism series.

RJC Academy is dedicated to helping people better represent Jesus within the Japanese culture. This includes those who are just beginning their work with Japanese. Those who are preparing to go to Japan as short-termers or as career missionaries will also be helped. And for those who are in the midst of ministries in Japan or in other parts of the world, but need additional help to become more effective will want to connect with RJC Academy. The Academy began in 2008.


1. The academy will offer training and educational opportunities through multiple channels, including online, classroom and mentoring methods.

2. The program will be available to Christians wherever they are.

3. The program will train students in Bible, spiritual life, basic evangelism and discipleship in the context of Japanese culture, religion, history, and language.


RJC Academy equips Christians to effectively reach Japanese for Christ.


To train and network Japanese and English speakers to effectively minister to Japanese.


Christians who have a burden for the evangelization of Japanese people

1 Those who are already ministering to Japanese

2. Those who feel led to minister to Japanese

3. Those preparing for full-time or short-term ministries in Japan

4. Those who are being recruited for Japanese ministry


Because of the experience and needs of each student, there will be flexibility in order to meet each person’s objectives and timeframe. At the time of enrolment, a person will submit a clear statement of intent.

In each class there will be readings, lectures, papers or reports, consultation, and ministry experience. There will be a clear beginning and an end to the program.

Each course is free. However, a $25 registration deposit is required. Upon completion of the assignments the $25 will be returned.

Program style:

  • Online
  • Utilizing material already available
  • RJC Conference material


Japan 101
Japan 102
Japan 103

メンタリング準備コース(Mentoring Prep)
Culture Specific Evangelism 101
Culture Specific Evangelism 201
Sowing The Gospel in Japanese Soil
Starting and Developing Churches in Japan
Preparing to Go 101
Hosting Japanese Training