We are looking for a short-term worker (up to 12 months) with a passion to reach Japanese for Christ and use their gifts to invest in the lives of children in our community and at our church plant (CONNECT International Community - connect-japan.com).
Connect International Community is a church that was started by OMF in 2013 with the vision to reach Japanese people in the north Yokohama region in creative ways. We are a team of people from different countries.
For our worship service, we meet in a rented room as well as in community centers for larger events. We also have meetings throughout the week in malls, homes, family restaurants, etc. for Bible studies, life sharing, and language-conversation exchange. We also utilize social media and platforms such as Facebook, Meetup, etc. as a means to reach even more people.?br>Aside from these organized programs, our focus is on relationship building, sharing Christ through daily life, and the natural friendships that develop.
We are looking for ...
- Someone who can spend 6 months or 1 year in Japan. Someone to help with children's ministry during our weekly service and assist with childcare for a young missionary family serving at the church.
- Depending on other gifts and passions, there are possibilities to get involved with young adults', women's, and men's ministry.
- If you were a German speaker, there would also be the opportunity to help with a children and teenager club reaching out to the kids of the German school.
- Any Japanese language ability is a plus.
Yokohama is the second biggest city in Japan and part of the metropolitan Tokyo area. It is easy and safe to get around by public transport. Our ministry is located in the Tsuzuki ward of Yokohama.
Lead or assist with weekly children's ministry. Assist with children's outreach events in the community. Help with childcare for young missionary family on church leadership (2 boys age 3 & 5). Help with outreach, events, weekly services, etc.
Learn basic Japanese language
Passion for Japanese people
Can speak English fluently
Ideally, can speak basic Japanese for interacting with children at church and events.
Initiative in building relationships with Japanese people Have self-starter mentality and be independent?br>
Share house in Yokohama
Living among Japanese and international people Private single room or shared dorm-like room Shared kitchen, toilet, shower, washing machine, common space, etc.
Other living situations available
*Australian citizens and/or residents only