Para-Church Ministry

Below you will find the most current list of Mentored Ministry Opportunities in the Hamilton Campus area, especially pertaining to Para-Church Ministries.

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.

EMMANUEL GOSPEL CENTER - The Boston Urban Leadership Initiative

POSITION: The Boston Urban Leadership Initiative serves urban youth workers by providing training, networking and support. Students assisting in this initiative would reach out to youth workers and conduct relationship-building interviews that explore the capacity of leaders, their growth areas, and where BULI can offer support. The student would also assist in the development of a youth worker-led steering committee and help BULI leadership identify and respond to the pastoral needs of youth workers.

HOURS: Flexible; minimum 10 hours per week.

FINANCES: None.

TIME: Spring - Fall 2017.

OTHER: The EGC desires to work with a student who has the social and relational skills to connect well with urban youth workers. We desire for students to be punctual, persistent, flexible, responsible, and considerate. Interest in youth work is needed, and experience is preferred. This position will allow students to connect with, and learn from, other youth workers and engage in a complex and dynamic urban context.

TRAVEL TIME: 1 hour from Gordon-Conwell.

EMMANUEL GOSPEL CENTER - The Race and Christian Community Applied Research Initiative

POSITION: The Race and Christian Community Applied Research Initiative focuses on helping white evangelicals learn how to more respectfully and responsibly engage with issues of race. We’re looking for a student to assist in conducting interviews with churches and organizations working towards racial reconciliation and make suggestions for how we could partner with, model, or augment the work of these groups. Students may also help lead interviews and focus groups exploring how to most effectively walk with white evangelicals to teach them how to engage well with issues of race.

HOURS: Flexible; at least 10 hours per week.

FINANCES: None.

TIME: Spring - Fall 2017.

OTHER: The EGC desires to work with students who are interested in racial reconciliation and growing in their cultural competence. Additional qualities we seek include humility, compassion, respectfulness, social awareness and active listening skills. This position will allow students to connect with, and learn from, others in the field.

TRAVEL TIME: 1 hour from Gordon-Conwell.

INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – College Ministry on the North Shore

  • SITE: Various college campuses on the North Shore
  • PHONE: 423 - 504 - 3681
  • DENOMINATION: Non-denominational
  • MENTOR: Becky Lahna

POSITION: Seeking to build bridges, reach and disciple students from, Salem State College, Montserrat College of Art, Endicott College, Gordon College, and North Shore Community College.  Learn how to lead Bible studies/small groups, help plan & implement programs such as weekly worship services, service projects, retreats, etc., use creativity & imagination in outreach, coaching, discipleship, one-on-one meetings.   

HOURS: 10 hours per week or more, as desired.

FINANCIAL: None.

TIME FRAME: Fall-Spring, when students are in school.

OTHER:  There are roughly 12,000 college students on the north shore with little going on to reach them for Christ.  As an IVCF volunteer, you will get hands-on experience in college ministry and be instrumental in developing it on various college campuses. We are looking for go-getters / pioneers who are relational, willing to initiate conversations with new people; someone who is responsible, dependable, prayerful and teachable.

TRAVEL TIME: 15 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.
BOSTON INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES –  Collegiate Ministry Intern
  • SITE: Cambridge, MA
  • PHONE: 617 – 290 - 1487
  • DENOMINATION: SBC
  • MENTOR: Rev. Michael D. Dean
  • EMAIL: mdean@mit.edu
  • WEBSITE: http://web.mit.edu/bcm/www/ or http://www.bostonbaptist.org/boston-international-ministries/
POSITION: Come work in Cambridge with students from Harvard, MIT and elsewhere. Lead ministry with international students, spouses and families who need to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Work to share Christ, disciple students and helping to coordinate ministry with other kingdom partners through the Boston Coalition of International Students & Scholars. Outreach with internationals involves seeker Bible studies, sightseeing trips, international dinners, English classes, cultural programs, and building relationships that will impact the world. Think of this as an international trip, only in the States.

Come serve with experienced missionaries called to reach the future leaders of the world. Make a difference! Come touch lives that will not be reached without you. Meet weekly with internationals and undergrad students for evangelism and discipleship. Develop a weekly ministry schedule that allows you to meet the practical needs of internationals who are new to Boston, using your particular gifts and passions in a creative way. See some not yet seeking people become authentic seekers, and followers of Jesus.

HOURS: 10 hours/week.

TIME FRAME: Desire to see student stay for Fall and Spring.

FINANCIAL: Travel Reimbursement ($50 a month).

OTHER: Boston International Ministries mobilizes Christians to meet the needs of internationals during their temporary stay in Greater Boston through genuine relationships and point them to faith in Jesus Christ.

COMMUTE: 45 - 60 minutes from GCTS.

BOSTON RESCUE MISSION - Homeless Ministry

  • SITE: 39 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02112
  • MENTOR: Lynn Samaan
  • PHONE: (617) 482 - 8819   x 1207
  • EMAIL: lsamaan@brm.org
  • WEBSITE: http://www.brm.org
  • DENOMINATION: Interdenominational

POSITION: Seeking a male or female student who is passionate for Christ, loving towards broken people, teachable, open to and filled with the Spirit, is able to lead ministry, and is non-judgmental to serve at Boston Rescue Mission. Student will have opportunities to preach periodically at our Friday evening worship service, teach an evening Bible study, do pastoral counseling and spiritual mentoring for clients in drug and alcohol recovery program, help lead spiritual retreats, engage in evangelism; and be part of the leadership of the overall spiritual life of the mission, including staff, clients, and people of the community.

HOURS: 10 hours per week (1 or 2 afternoons/evenings a week).

FINANCIAL: Travel reimbursement.

TIME FRAME: Flexible.

OTHER: Boston Rescue Mission is a Christian nonprofit organization, helping homeless and poor persons since 1899. The Mission is an inclusive, loving community of broken people who desire to love and do the works of Jesus, finding healing, transformation, and growth towards maturity in Christ.

TRAVEL TIME: 45 – 60 minutes from GCTS (depending on kind of transportation; i.e., car, commuter rail, etc.)

NAVIGATORS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY - Campus Ministry

POSITION: We are looking for teachable and friendly students to come join our ministry team. An ability to quickly build friendships with both Christians and non-Christians would be helpful. Responsibilities can include evangelism and discipleship with college students, volunteering with the Navigators ministry at BU, leading small groups and Bible studies, and engaging non-Christians and students through discussions, sports and meals. Please note that students will be limited to 2 MM units at this site. (2 out of 4 field units must be fulfilled at a local church context.)

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCES: Volunteer basis.  

TIME: Spring semester: January – April.  

OTHER: The Navigators is a non-denominational international missions organization, seeking to advance the Gospel with an emphasis on personal discipleship. The Navigators Christian Fellowship at Boston University is a community of students and friends who want to know God and Jesus Christ, and who want to love and encourage each other while walking through life together in Boston.

TRAVEL TIME: 45 minutes – 1 hour from Gordon-Conwell.

YOUNG LIFE - Boston North Shore

POSITION: You will learn how to build relationships with people who are far from God and earn the right to share the Gospel with them. You will learn how to equip others (college and high school aged) to share their faith and be on mission. You will have the opportunity to speak in front of 25-50 people regularly and lead weekly Bible studies with students. You will grow in your faith by being forced out of your comfort zone into the world of kids who are far from God!
 

HOURS: 10-15 hours per week.

FINANCES: Volunteers only.

TIME FRAME: Can begin anytime.  Will require training before placement.  2-3 year commitment.

OTHER: This position is open to Men and Women. Seeking volunteers who have a love for Christ and a deep desire to see lost kids come to know Him, who are willing to take initiative and risks, and are teachable; especially in regard to ministry philosophy/technique and time management. Young Life is a vibrant community of college and seminary students who are united by a common mission to see lost kids come to know Jesus!

TRAVEL TIME: Varies by School.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INC. – International Student Ministry

  • SITE: 43 Harwood Road, Natick, MA 01760
  • MENTOR: Steve Hope
  • PHONE: 617-875-8647
  • EMAIL: snhope5@yahoo.com
  • DENOMINATION: Interdenominational

POSITION: Opportunity for student to engage in international student ministry by leading seeker and believer Bible studies at local colleges and universities, organizing activities for students, developing friendships with international students, and possibly mobilize and equip a church for international student ministry. Seeking a male or female student who possesses integrity, a deep love for Jesus, and a desire to see His glory spread broadly.  Also, student should have a genuine appreciation of and willingness to learn about other cultures.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: Travel and meal reimbursement.

TIME FRAME: Flexible.

OTHER:  We are a para-church ministry that offers opportunity to minister with students, scholars, and family members from many cultures.  If someone is considering working with those of other cultures this is a great opportunity to learn, practice, and serve here at home, likely in the Boston area.

TRAVEL TIME: 50 minutes – 1 hour from Gordon-Conwell.