God has often worked in the lives of Japanese children, young adults, teens, and adults through the ministry of Christian Camps like Aomori Christian Center. Working to make and keep Aomori Christian Center safe and beautiful, means more people coming together for life-changing worship and Bible study, spending time with others and enjoying God in his creation.
The Aomori Christian Center (ACC) runs and hosts programs for people of all ages, but their greatest focus is on children, teenagers and young adults in Aomori Prefecture (northern Honshu). Most believers in Aomori are first generation Christians and struggle with discipling their own children. Consequently, the average age of church members has been steadily rising, and many churches have given up on having Sunday school. ACC's goal is to come alongside them and help them to pass the faith on to following generations. They run amazingly fun camps and events, and also invite churches and other ministries to use their facilities.
God has used Aomori Christian Center to encourage Japanese of all ages to take important steps of faith and obedience in their journey with Jesus. Serving as a Maintenance Worker helps provide opportunities for people to meet with others at a similar age or stage of life, with the prayer that all of them may encounter Jesus more deeply.
The Aomori Christian Center is located in the foothills of the Hakkoda mountain range and is a place of extraordinary beauty in all seasons. In summer you can hike the mountain trails of Mount Hakkoda and the Oirase Gorge, or enjoy the sandy beaches of Mutsu Bay. By some standards Aomori is ranked the snowiest city on earth, and ACC is just a short walk away from Moya Hills ski resort and only a 20 minute drive from the white powder slopes of Mount Hakkoda. While ACC itself is a place of wooded seclusion and peaceful repose, it is within the city limits of Aomori, a city of over 200,000 with several colleges and universities.
The Maintenance Worker helps keep ACC's grounds and buildings in good order. Through this ministry, ACC’s long-term staff time will be able to develop new ministry programs for strengthening churches in Aomori. As ministry assistant, there may also be opportunities to minister to people through direct involvement in ACC’s programs.
No particular qualifications needed, but to obtain a working visa in Japan you need a tertiary level qualification (two years or more)
Able to enjoy the outdoors, rural life, and willing to be flexible and adaptable in service. Able to work well as part of a team, and to facilitate the ministry of others. Life at ACC can be both very busy and very quiet, so it is important to be comfortable both with crowds of people and with solitude.
*Australian citizens and/or residents only