Retreats/Mission Trips

Twice a year JCF holds national retreats in different areas of Japan. On average, nearly 50 JETs, non-JET foreigners as well as Japanese people attend these retreats. If you haven’t attended one yet, we highly recommend them! It’s a great opportunity to relax, meet other Christians, and be spiritually refreshed and encouraged.

Upcoming Mission Trips/Retreats

National Spring Retreat in Kobe (2019)

Date: April 27th–April 30th
Location: Kobe (Mt. Rokko)
Registration usually begins a few weeks before the retreat. Keep an eye on the Facebook group for the latest information and announcements, or contact our Retreat Coordinator.

National Autumn Retreat  (2019)

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
More details will become available after the summer break.

Watch this page for more information about upcoming events, or sign up for our Newsletter!

Past Mission Trips/Retreats

National Autumn Retreat in Yamanashi (2018)

JET Christian Fellowship held its 2018 autumn retreat at Karuizawa Retreat Center from November 23rd–25th in Nagano prefecture. Our guest speaker was Dale Johnson from Tokyo Baptist Church. We had a great time of fellowship  and laughter with a huge turnout, and launched a small program for the children in attendance.

National Spring Retreat in Kobe (2018)

JET Christian Fellowship held its 2018 spring retreat on Mt. Rokko in Kobe  from May 3rd–5th. Our guest speaker was Brent Kooi from Genesis International College in Osaka.

National Retreat in Kobe (2015)

JET Christian Fellowship held its 2015 spring retreat during Golden Week from May 2nd–6th. The theme was about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Missions trip to the Philippines (2015)

JET Christian Fellowship sent another team to the Philippines from March 24th–April 1st, 2015. The Missions team is currently putting together a report containing the details of the trip.

National Retreat in Yamanashi-ken (2014)

JET Christian Fellowship held its 2014 fall retreat at the Torchbearer’s Centre from November 22nd–24th. Rob Taylor gave a series of talks about the essential ingredients of the Church, pursuing Christ-centered humility, and finding Gospel-centered community. You can see pictures and testimonies in the November Newsletter.

National Retreat in Kobe (2014)

JET Christian Fellowship held its 2014 spring retreat during Golden Week from May 3rd–6th. The theme was “Overcomers Overcoming.” To read some reflections about the trip, check out our blog.

Missions trip to the Philippines (2014)

From March 23rd–30th, JET Christian Fellowship sent a team of volunteers to the Philippines! If you’re curious about the trip, read November’s Missions Report. You can also see some pictures and a first-hand testimony in the March newsletter.

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