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255 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
United States

212-242-9444

pastor

OUR PASTOR 牧師について

The Japanese American United Church (JAUC) is a Christian community seeking to reach out, especially to Japanese and those who are interested in Japan in the greater New York City area, with the purpose of sharing faith in Christ and growing together in Christian discipleship through worship, fellowship, study, evangelism and mission.

JAUC is seeking a dynamic full-time pastor who is called by our Lord to lead the church in its mission. The pastor should have a meaningful personal relationship with the Lord Jesus and be able to bear witness of a personal relationship with the Lord. Our pastor must be affiliated with and ordained by a recognized denomination and will have to receive approval to serve by the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and/or United Methodist Church (UMC).

The pastor will be called to establish consistent structure in the Sunday worship with biblically based sermons and transform our Sunday worship to a place where people would want to come and worship the Lord. The pastor should be gifted to help the church share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ, especially to Japanese, Japanese American, and those who are interested in Japan. The pastor should be able to lead the church’s small group ministry to help the fellowship of the church and to disciple the next generation of believers as followers of Jesus Christ.

We prefer candidates who have working permissions in the US.

JAUC has been meeting regularly in prayer, firmly believing in the grace of God and waiting to receive new vision from God through our new pastor.  The congregation is ready to support the new pastor and we are excited about the great things that God has in store for us.

To apply for this position:

Candidates who are interested in the pastoral position at our church are requested to forward us the following documents and send to the below address, via mail or email by March 15, 2019:  
1. Written testimony about your salvation and God’s calling on your life to be a pastor
2. One sermon in Japanese
3. One sermon in English
4. Two reference letters

Japanese American United Church
255 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10001
Attention: PCC
pccjauc@gmail.com

日米合同教会は、礼拝、人々との交わり、学び、伝道や奉仕を通して、キリストへの
信仰を分かち合い、キリストの弟子として共に成長することを目的とし、特にニュー
ヨーク市近郊に住む日本人と日本に興味のある方へ働きかけることを求めるくりすち
ゃんの共同体です。
日米合同教会は、主によって呼ばれ、教会とそのミッションを活動的に導いてくださ
る主任牧師を探しています。牧師は、主イエスキリストと、意味のある個人的な関係
を築いている方、そして主との関係を証言できる方であること。牧師は主要な教団に
属し、教団によって聖職者として認可されていること。また、米国改革派教会、そし
て(若しくは)合同メソジスト教会によって仕えることを承認されなければなりませ
ん。
牧師は、聖書に基づいた説教と共に、持続した日曜礼拝を築き、合同教会での日曜礼
拝が、人々が教会へ足を運び、主を礼拝したいと思えるような場所へと変化させるこ
とに意欲のある方。牧師は、合同教会が、特に日本人と日経アメリカ人と、日本に興
味のある方へキリストの救いの中でのよき知らせを分かち合えるように助ける賜物を
持っていること。牧師は教会が分かち合いの場となるように、スモールグループを助
け、キリストを慕う者としての信者の次世代を育てること。
私たちは、米国においての労働許可のある方のみを候補者として探しております。
合同教会は、神の恵みを深く信じ、新しい牧師を通して神の新たなビジョンを受け取
ることが出来るように、定期的に祈りの内に集まっています。私たちは主が私たちの
ために偉大なご計画を用意してくださっていることを覚え、喜んでいます。
詳細、応募に関しましては、下記にご連絡下さいませ。

申し込みのあった候補者それぞれに提出をお願いしている書類 by March 15, 2019

  1. 信仰と牧師召命の証

  2. 説教サンプル2通(英語1通と日本語1通)

  3. 履歴書

  4. 推薦状2通

Send to:
Japanese American United Church 日米合同教会
255 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10001
Attention: PCC
pccjauc@gmail.com







MESSAGES/VIDEOS FROM PULPIT SUPPLY PASTORS


Rev. Kei Okada 岡田 圭牧師 - Japanese Sermon: "Parent's Face (Likeness)"「親の顔(似姿)」- March 3, 2019 (Video)



Rev. Nobuyuki Kurisu 説教 「みことばが実を結ぶ」 栗栖信之牧師-Feb 17, 2019 (Video)




Rev. Nobuyuki Kurisu - English sermon:“The Word Bears Fruit”-Feb 17, 2019 (Video)


Rev. Kei Okada - English Sermon: "One New Person in Christ" - January 27, 2019 (Video)


Rev. Nobu Kurisu - August 2018


Pastor Kazutoshi Takahashi
 (until December 2017)

December 2017 message

November 2017 message

September 2017 message

August 2017 message

July 2017 message
June 2017 message

May 2017 message

April 2017 message

March 2017 message

February 2017 message

January 2017 message

December 2016 message

November 2016 message

October 2016 message

September 2016 message

Summer 2016 message

June 2016 message

test video

Union Theological Seminary student Dr. Ken Kurihara gave the sermons for our Sunday Services during the months of March to May 2016. Rev. Susumu Ando conducted Holy Communion on the first Sundays of every month.

May 2016 Message by Dr. Ken Kurihara

April 2016 Message by Dr. Ken Kurihara

March 2016 Message by Dr. Ken Kurihara