Pastoral and Pastoral Assistant

Below you will find the most current list of Mentored Ministry Opportunities in the Hamilton Campus area, especially pertaining to Pastoral & Pastoral Assistant Positions.

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.

REDEMPTION HILL CHURCH - Serving in Team Leadership

POSITION: Exposure to a wide variety of pastoral, ecclesial & administrative experiences as determined by our process of matching the candidate’s skills, interests and ministry objectives.  We have a strong culture of mentorship and prioritize the Rhythms of Grace: The Word, Prayer, Community & Stewardship.  We are a growing church plant (3 yrs.) and affiliated with the SBC mission board. Contemporary worship, expository preaching and well-integrated weekly community groups.

Possible areas of focus include: Developing and supporting community groups, facilitating the assimilation process, designing and conducting connecting events, application of systems thinking to church life, extending the S.H.A.P.E. of volunteer through purposeful service to others.

HOURS: At least 10/wk., based on the experiences finalized during our intake.

FINANCIAL: Reimbursement of ministry expenses.

TIME FRAME: Can begin at any time, but need appropriate advance inquiry.

COMMUTE: 35 minutes

OTHER: We are a growing church plant, birthed with 7 people, now 200.  An Equipping Center for the North American Mission Board for training and modeling. Urban setting, seminary-trained pastors, one seminary-trained women's leader.

 

GRACE CHURCH BROCKTON—Pastoral Assistant

PROJECT: For this position, we are seeking a man to serve as a pastoral assistant.  Opportunities will include: corporate teaching and preaching once a month, leading a prayer and Bible study group twice a month, weekly street outreach, and one-on-one discipleship. Optional opportunities may include teaching “entry level” Biblical theology to a group of new believers, and assisting in our corporate worship service in the areas of music, Scripture reading, and various other aspects.

HOURS: 10-20 hours per week

FINANCIAL: Some money for gas.

TIME FRAME: Year-round

OTHER: We are seeking a male student who has an interest in serving in the urban poor context.  They should also have a desire to communicate Biblical truth with gospel compassion to folks struggling with addiction, homelessness, etc.  They should possess missional intentionality and gospel-centered theology, and essentially agree with the Statement of Belief of The Gospel Coalition.

Our church offers the opportunity to take part in the inner workings of a developing church plant, to serve in a very difficult but rewarding context, and to develop ability to effectively communicate God’s Word.

COMMUTE: 1 hour, 10 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH EXETER–Divorce Care

  • SITE: 2 Spring St. Exeter, NH 03833
  • PHONE: 603-772-3098
  • DENOMINATION: ABC
  • MENTOR: Rev. Dee Swilling
  • EMAIL: pastor.dee@comcast.net

PROJECT: The student will be working with both men and women as they walk through the difficulties of the experience of divorce. Student will learn of the devastating impact that divorce creates in peoples lives, and be able to help those who have experienced divorce to walk from pain to healing.

HOURS: 10 hours per week

FINANCIAL: $25 per week

TIME FRAME: Fall, Spring, Summer

OTHER: We are a small group, but the seminarian will be working with the mentor and one of our divorced women in this group.

COMMUTE: Approximately 1 hour from Gordon-Conwell.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, FREEPORT, ME – Pastoral Assistant

PROJECT: Opportunity for a male or female student who feels called to pastoral ministry to gain experience in worship planning, worship leading, teaching, preaching, visitation, and various other opportunities to gain pastoral experience.  Position is adaptable to the student’s gifts, interests, and needs..

HOURS: 10 hours per week

FINANCIAL: Negotiable, plus travel expenses.

TIME FRAME: Fall, SPring or Summer

OTHER: We are an evangelical American Baptist church in a coastal Maine town - home of L.L.Bean.  Please visit our website for more information!

COMMUTE: Approximately 2 hours from Gordon-Conwell.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DANVERS – Pastoral Ministry

  • SITE: 1 Water St.; Danvers, MA 01923
  • PHONE: 978-774-8277
  • DENOMINATION: Nominal affiliation with the ABC
  • MENTOR: Pastor John G. Mulvihill (M.Div. GCTS , D.Min. –candidate -preaching)
  • EMAIL: jgmulvihill@hotmail.com

PROJECT: Mentored Ministry opportunity to work in several or one aspect of Congregational ministry.  Seeking a male to assist in leading the Sunday Worship Service including; prayer, call to worship, announcements, offertory, benediction, and all parts of the Sunday Service, etc. as well as other aspects of the church that may be of interest to the student.
Assist in ministry at a small but healthy, community church. Work in concert with the pastor, praise team and elder team to assist the church in developing and reaching its goal of more dynamic corporate worship and congregational life.
Mentoring relationship with the pastor (GCTS Grad.) including reading/ discussing theology, pastoral theology etc. Opportunity to preach several times per year and or teach (Once approved by the elders). Not a “cookie cutter” position but open to molding to the student and the churches needs.
Some Good books: “The Pastor” by Peterson, “Generous Justice” by Keller, “Jonathan Edwards” by Marsden, “Christ Centered Preaching” by Chapell, preaching with Variety by Arthurs.

HOURS: 10 per week

FINANCIAL: none

TIME FRAME: Fall/Spring, flexible

OTHER: Sense of humor, humility and willingness to serve (most important). 

COMMUTE: 12 minutes

HOPE CHAPEL- Church Plant Intern

  • SITE: 174 High Str. # 113 Ipswich, MA 01938
  • PHONE: 978-380-0302
  • DENOMINATION: Anglican
  • MENTOR: Rev. Mario Bergner
  • EMAIL: mario@anglicanchapel.org

PROJECT:  Seeking students who want to be involved and learn more about Church Planting and development.

TIME FRAME: Fall, Spring, and Summer time slots

HOURS:  Mentored Ministry Hours (10/wk for 1 Unit- 20/wk for 2 Units)

FINANCIAL:  $12/hr - $250 to $300 a month

OTHER: This Church began as a Church Plant on Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's campus. The church is an evangelical contemporary Anglican Church and is now ministering in Ipswich.

COMMUTE: 10-15 minutes

MARKET STREET BAPTIST CHURCH- Pastoral Assistant

PROJECT: The position would be as pastoral assistant with a focus on teaching and preaching in various capacities and contexts depending on the abilities and maturity of the student. These may include the following:

  • Developing and leading a high school youth ministry
  • Leading and preaching at local nursing homes
  • Occasional preaching on Sunday worship
  • Teaching of Bible studies and leading special services

There are many opportunities available and these would be worked out in more detail with the student.

HOURS: 10/wk.

FINANCIAL: Travel expenses covered

TIME FRAME: Any of the three start up periods being Fall, Spring and Summer

OTHER: Market Street Baptist Church is an historic church in our town (founded in 1780). We
are a church free of division (by God’s grace) and the folks who come have a hunger for the Word. We are reformed in our theology and the preaching and teaching is generally expositional.

COMMUTE: 40 min.

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER – Church Plant Development

PROJECT: The Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Norwood is looking for a student to help in growing a young church.  The job entails assisting at a worship service each Sunday, preaching once a month, initiating contacts with people in the community and inviting them to come, developing relationships, fellowship evangelism, developing strategies for small church growth, and teaching.

We are looking for a male student who likes to meet people, who can work independently, and who has a heart for evangelism and for building a church rather than simply doing prescribed tasks.  The student who is the right fit will like people more than books and not be easily discouraged.

HOURS: 10 hours / week

TIME FRAME: Flexible

FINANCIAL: $80 / week, plus mileage, plus incentives

OTHER: Church of the Redeemer is a new church plant of the ACNA, comprised of a church family who readily welcomes others and is of a strong, orthodox faith.  We value and cultivate warm interpersonal relationships, and enjoy excellent worship space and facilities.  Church of the Redeemer is a place where there is the opportunity to develop personal gifts.

COMMUTE: 1 hour from GCTS South Hamilton