Missions

Below you will find the most current list of Mentored Ministry Opportunities in the Hamilton Campus area, especially pertaining to Missions Related Ministry.

Our office strives to keep the listings below as up to date as possible. All postings have a trained and approved mentor in place. Please note that while these postings reflect the desire of certain ministries and churches to have a seminarian work with them, ministry opportunities for GCTS students are not limited to this list.

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY - MISSIONS / MINISTRY RESEARCH 

POSITION: We are looking for students to explore the role of research in mission work, global Christianity, and/or local churches. The CSGC is currently working on the third edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia, one of the most widely-cited books on the history and current status of global Christianity, and the students’ work will directly contribute to that text. Students can also be involved in planning our research forums and participate in conferences related to mission and global Christianity in the Boston area. Students will be spending many hours working alone with spreadsheets, articles and books. Being a self-starter is a plus.

 

HOURS: 10 hours per week in CSGC office (9 hours research, 1 hour mentoring)

FINANCES: N/A

TIME: Fall, Spring and Summer terms. (One unit limit for MM Ministry.) 

TRAVEL TIME: On-campus.

Other: CSGC is an academic research center that monitors worldwide demographic trends in Christianity, including outreach and mission. We provide a comprehensive collection of information on the past, present, and future of Christianity in every country of the world. Our data and publications help churches, mission agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to be more strategic, thoughtful and sensitive to local contexts.

HOPE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH - Outreach

  • SITE: 21 Bruce Road, Waltham, MA 02453
  • PHONE: (781) 892-5238
  • WEBSITE: www.hopeic.org
  • MENTOR: Paul Reid                                      
  • EMAIL: hicpaul@rcn.com

POSITION: We are looking for students who have a heart to reach the internationals. The variety of opportunities at HIC include outreach through teaching English classes, discipleship, and teaching the Bible.

HOURS: 10 – 15 hours per week.

FINANCES: Travel reimbursement.

TIME:  Fall semester, Spring semester, and Summer.

TRAVEL TIME: 35 – 40 minutes.

OTHER: Hope International Church is a small, urban, evangelical church that is committed to developing mature disciples of Jesus Christ.  Our preaching and teaching are centered on the Bible, and we are united in our desire to glorify God and make him the first priority in our lives.  Our church has a strong outward ministry focus that develops spiritual maturity and we particularly desire to serve the international community.  We have one of the best English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in the Boston area and our classes are free. We are pleased to be affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.

OMF INTERNATIONAL - Missionary Preparation for Asia 

  • PHONE: 717-417-1486; Cell: 717-318-4654
  • DENOMINATION: interdenominational
  • MENTOR: Steve Niphakis

PROJECT: This is a position for a student considering long term mission commitment in Asia. Your mentor, Steve Niphakis, is an OMF missionary who has had over 20 years of experience in missions; including church planting, missionary training, leadership development and mobilization.  The GCTS mission department has adopted the Shan people in South East Asia, so the qualified candidate will also be working on the Shan adoption OMP missions project. Part of the mentoring will be by phone but will also include personal visits on campus by the mentor in accordance with the requirements of the Mentored Ministry program.

This position will provide the student with opportunities to gain valuable experience related to career mission preparation. The mentoree should be willing to commit at least one year in a mentored relationship and to spend at least 6 weeks in Thailand during the summer,

The student will take a leadership role in the development of the Shan adoption project and will be responsible for doing research, leading prayer meetings, representing the Shan adoption program to students, churches, as well as mobilizing a team to take to Asia.

HOURS: 10 hrs./wk. (Most of the work will be on campus with students and staff but church related work will also be involved.)

TIME FRAME: Ongoing

FINANCIAL: none

OTHER: OMF is a Para-church organization. It is an international and interdenominational mission agency founded by Hudson Taylor in 1865 as the China Inland Mission. There are approx 1300 OMF missionaries working across 17 countries in Asia. We are currently one of the premier mission agencies reaching out to unreached peoples in East Asia. This opportunity offers qualified students the chance to work alongside OMF missionaries in an effort to begin a Church Planting movement among the Shan people.  The student will interact with both missionaries on the field as well as home side staff.

COMMUTE: N/A