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Shukugawa Bible Church

Missionary-English Teacher in Japan

Shukugawa Bible Church
Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo-ken, Japan

Date Posted: 08/06/2012
Categories: Christian Teacher - Church Staff
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Teaching English to beginners and share the gospel to non-believers in Japan!

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 September/November, 2012.

We are an evangelical church in Nishinomiya, which is between Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka. For 42 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 through various ministries.

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. Americans who are in their 20's and 30's would be 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 offer two-year contract, but many stay longer.

Also, we have just moved to the new building in January, 2012. Enjoy the new facility of the church and the English school.


*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.
*Team player
*Healthy self-esteem
*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!

To apply, please send us your Christian testimony, resume, two of your recent pictures, and references for later.

**We are only accepting Single Young (20's and 30's) AMERICAN missionary-teacher at this point. If you are not an American or not single (due to the apartment situation and the ministry focus), please do not apply.