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LINK Dance Ministry

How would you like to combine your passion for dance with serving God in Japan?  At LINK we have a vision to use dance/performing arts to meet and build relationships with young adults in the Tokyo area, seeking to share the gospel with them. 

The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.  Sadly in Japan there are very few Christian young people, some may have never even met a Christian before, let alone heard the gospel or thought about visiting a church.  Yet many young people are open to new ideas and are at a stage of life where they are considering their identity and direction in life.  That is why at LINK we want to make the most of this window of opportunity, using dance and performing arts to connect with young adults in the Tokyo area and share our faith with them.  We long to see many young Japanese people come to know and love the Lord Jesus and make an impact on the dance community in Japan, the Japanese church and Japanese society. 

Here at the LINK ministry we are looking for dancers to come and join us in this exciting and vital ministry to young adults in the Tokyo area.  If this appeals to you, why don’t you come and join us?

Serve Asia Workers: Up to 11 months
Mid term and Long term: please contact us for options

Job Description

Tokyo is an amazing place with many opportunities to meet new people.  It can be difficult adjusting to the differences of Japanese culture and learning the language, however, dance can help break the ice and open the way to many friendships and opportunities to share about our wonderful God. 

As a Dance Ministry Worker at LINK your main focus will be meeting and building friendships with young adults who share the same interest in dance/performing arts and seeking to share your faith with them.  You will join LINK’s Shinjuku Gospel Hip-Hop class outreach and have opportunities to teach the class (dance styles other than hip-hop are ok).  You will help follow up the many dancers who we already have contact with as well as making new contacts.  You may also choose to start your own dance/performing arts group or join other existing groups and communities.  There may also be opportunities to join and collaborate with various Christian and non-Christian events and help LINK to make contact with other dance communities around Tokyo.  As a Dance Ministry Worker at LINK you will not only reach out to non-Christians but will also have the opportunity to encourage and support Christian dancers in the Tokyo area, many of whom may be struggling to share their faith with other dancers.

Responsibilities 

  • Assisting with LINK’s Shinjuku Gospel Hip-Hop outreach (Tuesday and Thursday nights) and other dance events – this may include helping with teaching the classes (dance styles other than hip-hop are ok), planning, publicity on social media, choreography, music and video editing, giving your testimony, helping with decorations, food, games, discussions and so on
  • Depending on your preference and the opportunities available, you may choose to start new dance/performing arts groups or join other existing groups
  • Keeping in touch with the individuals/groups of contacts you meet, building friendship with them and seeking to share your faith with them (e.g. through sharing your testimony, sharing the gospel, inviting them to church and Christian events, introducing them to Christian friends…the list could go on and on! It will be exciting to see the specific opportunities God gives you and the ways he uses you with the friends that you make)
  • Attending weekly LINK team meetings for debriefing, fellowship, prayer and planning
  • Leading Bible studies with individuals or groups of contacts as opportunities arise
  • Supporting the youth work and activities at the local church where you will be assigned
  • Learning about the language, culture and people of Japan

Qualifications

  • You are a committed Christian with a passion to share your faith with others
  • You are a dancer of any dance style (minimum intermediate level)
  • Survival level Japanese – If you do not have this level, but are willing to learn while here, please feel free to inquire
  • Some dance teaching experience would be helpful but not essential
  • A servant attitude
  • Flexibility and able to work well with a team
  • Emotionally stable and self-sufficient – you may need to work on your own at times and life in Tokyo can be very busy so there may be times when people are not available to meet with you – you will need to be able to cope with the potential loneliness
  • Initiative in following up individuals, reaching out to people and loving them
  • Ability to adjust to a very different culture
  • Willing to accept a challenge and have a go at things even if you have no experience
  • Able to get around town on your own, either on public transport or by bicycle
  • Self-discipline in time management

Living Situation

  • Living in a share house is recommended. In Japan share houses are very popular and range in size from just a few to hundreds of residents.  Living in a share house is a great way to meet people, make great friends, have a lot of fun and find many opportunities to share your faith.  For more information about this and other accommodation options, please inquire. 

Opportunities

LINK Sports Ministry

Sports are great fun and a fantastic means to connect with people and find opportunities to share the love of Christ.  At LINK we have a vision to use sports to meet and build relationships with young adults in the Tokyo area, seeking to share the gospel with them.  Many young people in Japan may have never even met a Christian before, let alone heard the gospel or thought about visiting a church.  We are looking for workers to come and reach out to such people through a common love for sports.  If this appeals to you, why don’t you come and help us make this vision a reality.

Serve Asia Workers: Up to 11 months
Mid term and Long term: please contact us for options

Job Description

In Tokyo, there is a vast array of opportunities to get involved in sports, ranging from joining in on activities in public parks, to getting involved in your local community center, to becoming a member of sporting clubs. 

As a Sports Ministry Worker at LINK you will be able to use almost any kind of sports to find and build friendships with young adults who share the same interest.  You can choose to start a sports group or join existing sporting clubs and communities.  You may work with other missionaries, and potentially alongside Japanese Christians too, or you may work primarily on your own if you are comfortable to do so.  There may also be opportunities to work with churches that have a vision for reaching out to young adults through sports.

Whether you join a sports group or start your own, your key focus will be to meet lots of people and seek to share the love of Christ with them as your friendship grows.

Responsibilities

  • Meeting and building friendships with people through sports (depending on your preference and the opportunities available, this may involve starting new groups, joining existing groups, running sporting activities or helping out with sporting events and so on) 
  • Keeping in touch with the individuals/groups of contacts you meet and seeking to share your faith with them (e.g. through sharing your testimony, sharing the gospel, inviting them to church and Christian events, introducing them to Christian friends…the list could go on and on!  It will be exciting to see the specific opportunities God gives you and the ways he uses you with the friends that you make)
  • Attending weekly LINK team meetings for debriefing, fellowship, prayer and planning
  • Leading Bible studies with individuals or groups of contacts as opportunities arise
  • Supporting the youth work and activities at the local church where you will be assigned
  • Learning about the language, culture and people of Japan

Qualifications

  • You are a committed Christian with a passion to share your faith with others
  • You have interest and experience in a specific sport or sports
  • Survival level Japanese – If you do not have this level, but are willing to learn while here, please feel free to inquire
  • Some teaching experience would be helpful but not essential
  • A servant attitude
  • Flexibility and able to work well with a team
  • Emotionally stable and self-sufficient – you may need to work on your own at times and life in Tokyo can be very busy so there may be times when people are not available to meet with you – you will need to be able to cope with the potential loneliness
  • Initiative in following up individuals, reaching out to people and loving them
  • Ability to adjust to a very different culture
  • Willing to accept a challenge and have a go at things even if you have no experience
  • Able to get around town on your own, either on public transport or by bicycle
  • Self-discipline in time management

Living Situation

  • Living in a share house is recommended.  In Japan share houses are very popular and range in size from just a few to hundreds of residents.  Living in a share house is a great way to meet people, make great friends, have a lot of fun and find many opportunities to share your faith.  For more information about this and other accommodation options, please inquire. 

Opportunities

LINK WEB Ministry

Japan is technologically a very advanced country, however when it comes church websites, many are outdated and lack appeal.  Furthermore, social media is not being used to its full potential to make new contacts and spread the good news.  Some churches are aware of the lack of internet presence but do not have the technological knowledge or the financial resources to do much about it.  At LINK we have a vision to encourage and equip Japanese churches to better utilise their websites and social media to reach out to people in Japan. 

How would you like to use your skills in website design and social media to help make a difference in Japan? 

Serve Asia Workers: Up to 11 months
Mid-term and Long-term: please contact us for options

Job Description

As a LINK Web Ministry Worker you will teach people how to make appealing and inviting websites for their churches and how to maintain these.  You will also help churches improve their websites.  You will also encourage and equip churches and individual Christians to (further) use social media to reach out, share their faith, and advertise their church and events and so on.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching short courses on how to develop and maintain websites
  • Helping churches to modify their websites to make them more effective
  • Assisting with our LINK website
  • Encouraging and equipping young adult Christians to use social media to evangelise
  • Building friendships and seeking to share your faith with the individuals/groups of contacts you meet (e.g. through sharing your testimony, sharing the gospel, inviting them to church and Christian events, introducing them to Christian friends…the list could go on and on! It will be exciting to see the specific opportunities God gives you and the ways he uses you with the friends that you make)
  • Attending weekly LINK team meetings for debriefing, fellowship, prayer and planning
  • Supporting the youth work and activities at the local church where you will be assigned
  • Learning about the language, culture and people of Japan

Qualifications

  • You are a committed Christian with a passion to share your faith with others
  • You have experience in designing and developing web pages
  • Survival level Japanese – If you do not have this level, but are willing to learn while here, please feel free to inquire
  • Some teaching experience would be helpful but not essential
  • A servant attitude
  • Flexibility and able to work well with a team
  • Emotionally stable and self-sufficient – you may need to work on your own at times and life in Tokyo can be very busy so there may be times when people are not available to meet with you – you will need to be able to cope with the potential loneliness
  • Initiative in following up individuals, reaching out to people and loving them
  • Ability to adjust to a very different culture
  • Willing to accept a challenge and have a go at things even if you have no experience
  • Able to get around town on your own, either on public transport or by bicycle
  • Self-discipline in time management

Living Situation

Living in a share house is recommended. In Japan share houses are very popular and range in size from just a few to hundreds of residents. Living in a share house is a great way to meet people, make great friends, have a lot of fun and find many opportunities to share your faith. For more information about this and other accommodation options, please inquire.

Opportunities

LINK Music Ministry

At LINK we believe that worship is one of the most important part of our Christian lives. It should come from our hearts and lift our souls into Gods presence and shouldn’t end with the Sunday service. We feel that the reality in Japanese churches is somehow different.

The average church in Japan has about 40 people at the Sunday service. The program is probably all over the country very similar with songs from traditional hymnals. When young people stumble into a church on a Sunday morning, these songs do not appeal to them.

How would you like to use your musical skills to help Japanese churches and young Christians to worship with joy and from the bottom of their hearts?

Serve Asia Workers: Up to 11 months
Mid-term and Long-term: please contact us for options

Job Description

You would be helping churches to rethink the way they do worship and help them to open their minds to different ways to do this. You could also help young Christians to learn a different way to lead worship in their churches and to train new young leaders themselves.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching short courses and bible studies on worship
  • Helping churches to rethink the way to do worship
  • Encouraging and equipping young adult Christian musicians to write new worship music
  • Building friendships and seeking to share your faith with the individuals/groups of contacts you meet (e.g. through sharing your testimony, sharing the gospel, inviting them to church and Christian events, introducing them to Christian friends…the list could go on and on! It will be exciting to see the specific opportunities God gives you and the ways he uses you with the friends that you make)
  • Attending weekly LINK team meetings for debriefing, fellowship, prayer and planning
  • Supporting the youth work and activities at the local church where you will be assigned
  • Learning about the language, culture and people of Japan

Qualifications

  • You are a committed Christian with a passion to share your faith with others
  • You have experience in leading worship and have other musical talents
  • Survival level Japanese – If you do not have this level, but are willing to learn while here, please feel free to inquire
  • Some teaching experience would be helpful but not essential
  • A servant attitude
  • Flexibility and able to work well with a team
  • Emotionally stable and self-sufficient – you may need to work on your own at times and life in Tokyo can be very busy so there may be times when people are not available to meet with you – you will need to be able to cope with the potential loneliness
  • Initiative in following up individuals, reaching out to people and loving them
  • Ability to adjust to a very different culture
  • Willing to accept a challenge and have a go at things even if you have no experience
  • Able to get around town on your own, either on public transport or by bicycle
  • Self-discipline in time management

Living Situation

Living in a share house is recommended. In Japan share houses are very popular and range in size from just a few to hundreds of residents. Living in a share house is a great way to meet people, make great friends, have a lot of fun and find many opportunities to share your faith. For more information about this and other accommodation options, please inquire.