We are seeking American citizens who are native English speakers, single, missions-minded, and able to teach beginners. This is a full-time church staff position and will be available from January, 2011.
We are an evangelical church between Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka. For 40 years, we have been teaching English as a foreign language as an outreach ministry. Currently, we maintain five evangelistic Christian Americans as missionaries and we teach Bible lessons in every English classes. Each class holds 2 to 6 Japanese students and most of them are non-believers.
We have various ministries in the church. We do worship, evangelize and disciple Japanese people.
It is essential that you will be able to follow the leadership of Shukugawa Bible Church. The teaching days are from Tuesday to Saturday, but Sundays the teacher is requested to attend worship and church events, which may last most of the day.
We expect the missionary/English teacher to work in the capacity as one of the full-time church staff members to support church ministries.
It is an exciting ministry to be able to serve alongside Japanese believers!
During the worship service, our pastor presents a strong expository message which is simultaneously translated into English. We also have a thriving children and young-adult ministries. Many of our church members are fruits of our English ministry.
This is an enjoyable ministry that's great for everyone seriously considering missions. While any TESL experience or knowledge of Japanese would be helpful, neither are required; flexibility, a servant's heart, commitment, and love for Jesus and for the Japanese people are essential.
Our church provides housing, utilities, and medical insurance for each missionary, as well as monthly financial support of 130,000 yen. We offer two-year contract, but many stay longer.
*Love for the Lord, His Word, His Church, and Japanese people.
*Passion for sharing the Gospel.
*Being a people person is a must!
*Willing to serve and be involved with the church activities.
*Able to commit for two years
*Able to teach English to beginners
*Willing and able to work under the guidance and authority of the church's Senior Pastor
*Willing and able to do things "Japanese-style"
*Mind focused on missions activities and reaching others for Christ
*Japanese language ability is encouraged, though not required
If you are interested in this ministry, desire to work alongside a local evangelistic church, and agree with the terms of contract, please contact us. We welcome your questions. Come join the ministry to reap a harvest among the Japanese people!
Please send us your Christian testimony, resume (focused on church activities), two of your recent pictures, and references to Pastor Hata,
by email to start the application process.
Blessings to you all.
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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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.More...