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Shukugawa Bible Church

Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo-ken, Japan

Date Posted:
Church Staff - Missions/Int.
Church Size:
101 to 150
Job Type:
Shukugawa Bible Church
Job Description:

Shukugawa Bible Church is an evangelical church in Nishinomiya, Japan, a city between Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka. We have various outreach ministries in the church, including an English conversation school. Our English conversation school, Shukugawa Christian Center, was started in 1970 by TEAM missionary Dr. Neal Browning. Currently, we employ six American missionaries who teach at the school and serve at our church.


Do you want to teach English to beginners and share the gospel to non-believers in Japan?

We are seeking an American citizen who is a native English speaker, single, missions-minded, and able to teach conversational English to beginners. This is a full-time church staff position.  We currently have an opening for both male and female missionaries beginning March 2015 and later Spring in 2015.



-Teach English classes from Tuesday to Saturday

-Attend and serve at the morning worship service and participate in afternoon activities on Sunday

-Plan outreach events with the missionary team (at least three major events a year)

-Be involved in outreach and participate in discipleship training in the church

-Participate in staff meetings twice a week

-Distribute fliers for promotion of the school and church

-Serve in other aspects of ministry at the discretion of the Senior Pastor



In addition to a growing relationship with Christ, a candidate should have:
-A love for the Lord, His Word, His Church, and the Japanese people
-A passion for sharing the Gospel
-A heart to serve and be involved with church activities
-The ability to work as part of a team
-Healthy self-esteem
-The willingness and ability to work under the guidance and authority of the church's Senior Pastor


-The willingness and ability to do things "Japanese-style"
-A heart for missions and reaching others for Christ

-A bachelor’s degree or higher


It is essential that the missionary be able to serve under the leadership of Shukugawa Bible Church. We expect the missionary to work in the capacity of a full-time church staff member to support the church’s ministries. The missionary will teach conversational English classes from Tuesday to Saturday. Each class includes a 15-20 minute Bible lesson, which the missionary prepares and teaches. Each class holds two to six Japanese students and most of them are non-believers.


On Sundays the missionary will attend worship and church events, which may last most of the day. You will be able to worship with and serve alongside Japanese believers! During the Sunday morning worship service, our pastor presents a strong expository message, which is simultaneously translated into English. In addition to our English ministry, we also have thriving young-adult, parenting and children’s ministries. Many of our church members are fruits of our English ministry. 

Our church and English school moved to a new building in January of 2012. If you join our team, you can enjoy this new facility.  

It is an growing, disciple making church in Japan where the average church member is 30 people or less, God has blessing our church to have over 100 people in our congregation.  

It is an exciting, growing ministry to be a part of!

This is a wonderful ministry that's great for anyone seriously considering missions. While any TESL experience or knowledge of Japanese would be helpful, neither are required; however, flexibility, a servant's heart, commitment and love for Jesus and for the Japanese people are essential. Because of the ministry focus and living situation, Americans in their 20's and 30's are the best fit for this position.

Our church provides housing, utilities, and medical insurance for each missionary, as well as monthly financial support of 130,000 yen. We require the missionary to sign a two-year contract, but many stay longer. 

If you are interested in this ministry, desire to work alongside a local evangelism and discipleship-minded church, and agree with the terms above, please contact us. We welcome any questions you may have. Come join our ministry to reap a harvest among the Japanese people! 

To apply, please send us your Christian faith testimony and a description of your current faith life, a resume, two recent pictures of yourself, and a pastor’s reference.

We are only accepting single, young (20's and 30's) AMERICAN missionary-teachers at this point. If you are not an American citizen or if you are married, please understand that we will be unable to accept your application.

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About the Church

Shukugawa Bible Church

We Shukugawa Bible Church is a Bible-believing Christian church begun in 1970 by T.E.A.M. missionary Dr. Neal Browning, (He is originally from Southern Baptist) who worked afterword as the dean of the U.S. Center for World Missions / Institute of Japanese Studies. This church is currently a member of the Japan Evangelical Church Association. We are located in Western Japan called Nishinomiya-shi, near Osaka and Kobe.