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.



  • SITE: 39 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02112
  • MENTOR: Lynn Samaan
  • PHONE: (617) 482 - 8819   x 1207
  • EMAIL:
  • DENOMINATION: Interdenominational

PROJECT: 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 / 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.

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


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.  

TRAVEL TIME from GCTS: 45 minutes – 1 hour. 

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.

YOUNG LIFE - Boston North Shore

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 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



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!


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INC. – International Student Ministry

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

PROJECT: 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.

HOURS: 10 hours / week

FINANCIAL: Travel and meal reimbursement

TIME FRAME: Flexible

OTHER: 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.

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.

ALPHA NETWORK FOR LEADERSHIP – Practical Ministry/Leadership Development

PROJECT: The goal of the Alpha Network for Leadership Development is to develop young leaders who will influence the culture for the Kingdom of God through the use of the Alpha ministries in the context of evangelization and discipleship. The student will have the opportunity to work with the local superintendent of the Alpha Network and incorporate the Alpha program at his or her church.  The student will have the opportunity to follow the Alpha curriculum and grow in leadership development, training in ministry principles, practical ministry, and formation and discipleship.

HOURS: 10 hours / week

FINANCIAL: Reimbursement can be provided for ministry meals and meetings.

TIME FRAME: Fall or Spring

OTHER: Familiarity with the Alpha program would be ideal, but not required.

COMMUTE: Depends on the location of the church.