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.

RUGGLES BAPTIST CHURCH - Ministry / Pastoral Intern

POSITION: Are you passionate about reaching the world’s largest cities for Christ? We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about ministry in a young, diverse and urban environment. Our historic church is located within walking distance of Boston University, Simmons College, Harvard Medical School, Northeastern University, Emmanuel College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and others. The student will help orchestrate Sunday morning services, work with Community Group leaders, assist with pastoral care concerns, observe elder and church council meetings, and participate in the life of the church. Other opportunities can include youth ministry, young adult ministry, international ministry, preaching and worship leading.

HOURS: 10 - 15 hours per week.

FINANCES: A weekly stipend is available.

TIME: Fall 2017. Position is available immediately; 1-year commitment is preferred, but not necessary.

TRAVEL TIME: 40 - 45 minutes from GCTS.

OTHER: We are seeking male or female students who are teachable and willing to fully commit to the life of Ruggles Baptist Church. Our Mission Statement is “Inviting Boston and beyond into a life-changing relationship with Christ and his Church.” We attempt to live our Christian lives in an ever-changing and complicated urban environment by focusing on our daily walk and worship of God, learning about and sharing our faith, and serving the Lord and each other through spiritual gifts and acts of love.

DANVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, NH - Pastoral Apprentice

POSITION: We are looking for a male student with a passion for the gospel, God’s people and the lost to serve as a pastoral apprentice. He will work with the pastor to help oversee various aspects of church ministry. Potential opportunities include involvement leading Sunday worship services, preaching occasionally, teaching a Bible study or Sunday school, organizing ministries, training ministry leaders, visitation, etc.

HOURS: 10 per week; flexible. 

FINANCES: None.

TIME: Open till filled.

OTHER: Danville Baptist Church is a 200 year old church, just north of the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. As a small church with about 90 regular worshippers, we think this would be an excellent opportunity for students to learn and grow by doing real-world ministry.

TRAVEL TIME: 60 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ROCKPORT - Pastoral Apprentice

POSITION: We are looking for a student with a love for the local church to come serve as our part-time pastoral apprentice. He/she will work with the pastor to help coordinate various aspects of the local church. The position will be tailored to the interests of the student. This opportunity will provide realistic training for a seminarian interested in local church ministry.

HOURS: 10 – 15 hours per week; flexible hours.

FINANCES: Competitive part-time pay.   

TIME: Open till filled.

OTHER: The First Baptist Church of Rockport is one of the oldest churches on the North Shore of Boston. We are dedicated to teaching and living out the gospel in the coastal community of Rockport and the world. We have had many great experiences with former seminary students.

TRAVEL TIME: 25 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

FIRST CHURCH IN CHARLESTOWN - Pastoral Intern and Variety

POSITION: We are looking for a motivated self-starter with a desire to lead in an urban setting, and with the ability or desire to teach and preach. He will work directly with the Lead Pastor in assisting sermon planning and preparation, preaching and teaching in Community Groups (small groups), and establishing and leading a student community group for middle and high school students. Ideally, we would like someone who can serve with us long-term, as the internship has the potential of becoming a permanent staff position. Because we are a re-plant, the work will be hard but highly-rewarding. Open to male students, only. We also welcome students to serve in variety of other areas.

HOURS: 15 - 20 Hours per week; negotiable based on student’s schedule.

FINANCES: Paid position; negotiable.

TIME: Fall – Flexible.

OTHER: The First Church in Charlestown is a historic New England church that is being replanted. Our current pastor started in July 2015, and we grew from 8 people in July 2015, to about 30 people attending on Sundays currently. We are theologically conservative and work in cooperation with the SBC, as well as the Overseed Network.

TRAVEL TIME: 3040 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

EASTMINISTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Pastoral Intern (Relocation)

POSITION: The Pastoral Intern will receive hands on training in as many different areas of ministry as possible, including worship, strategic planning, teaching, preaching, pastoral care, spiritual formation, stewardship, administration, counseling and will have one-on-one meetings with pastoral staff.

FINANCES: Food and lodging for Saturday and Sunday for student and family. Plus, $100 per week.

TIME: 9-12 month relocation to Wichta Kansas

OTHER: Eastminister is a large church around 850 average for Sunday attendance. This will be a great opportunity for the Seminarian to "test the waters" in a number of areas of ministry within the church.

MIDDLETON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Women's Ministry

POSITION: We are looking for a student who is authentic and confident in their relationship with Jesus to serve women of all ages in their journey of faith. Responsibilities will include providing administrative assistance to create opportunities for Bible study, discipleship and prayer, small groups and special events to foster the spiritual and personal growth of women in the church, and acts of service to the community and the world. The student should be able to organize events toward that end, and blend the social and the spiritual loves of the women at MCC. This position is open to female applicants only.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCES: $1,000 stipend for the year.

TIME: November 2015 – June 2016 (8 months)

OTHER: Middleton Congregational Church is a Christ-focused body of believers, striving to know the Lord deeply. With a Sunday attendance of 100 - 125, there is a real sense of family here at MCC. At the same time, we are also a very welcoming group that delights in welcoming others into our family. Seminarians in the past have been welcomed with open arms, and the people of MCC have cherished the opportunity to help them stretch and grow in their pastoral identity.

TRAVEL TIME: 24 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

LEMUEL SHATTUCK HOSPITAL- Pastoral Care Development    

  • SITE:170 Morton Street, Jamaica Plain (Boston)
  • PHONE: 617-971-3460  or 617-971-3463
  • DENOMINATION: Interfaith
  • MENTOR: Rev. James Gannon
  • EMAIL: james.gannon@MassMail.state.ma.us

POSITION: Student will assist the hospital chaplain in providing pastoral care (including spiritual/religious assessments) to the individual patients, small groups, staff, patient family members, volunteers; lead interfaith worship; small group discussions on spirituality or bible study groups. Students may also help provide pastoral care to the Department of Corrections patients. The goal of the placement would be to provide the student with an understanding of the role of health and spirituality. The student would be required to take part in a volunteer training program, TB skin test and CORI check prior to his/her internship.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCES: None currently, meal provided.

TIME: Fall and Spring semester.

TRAVEL TIME: 1 hour from Gordon-Conwell.

INDIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH - Ministry Intern

  • SITE: 3 Neponset Ct. Roslindale, MA 02131
  • PHONE: (513) 602 - 0607 (Shuresh) or 617 - 678 - 0753 (Bland)
  • DENOMINATION: Baptist
  • MENTOR: Shuresh Sammangi (Bland Mason)
  • EMAIL: wegoindia@yahoo.com (Suresh) or bland@coahchurch.org
  • WEBSITE: www.indiancommunitychurch.com

POSITION: We are looking for a student with a godly character and a heart for the local church to help lead our weekly worship. Since we are a new church plant, the DNA and the culture of the church are yet to be established. The intern will have a unique privilege in helping to cast the vision for our identity as a church and developing that vision, and will also be given regular opportunities to preach. This position is open for students with a Baptist background. 

HOURS: 10 – 15 hours per week.

FINANCES: A weekly stipend of $100-200, depending on the student’s need.

TIME: As soon as possible and as long as possible; Fall, Spring, Summer semester.

TRAVEL TIME: 1 hour from Gordon-Conwell.

CHELSEA SOLDIERS' HOMEChaplain to Veterans

  • SITE: 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150
  • DENOMINATION: Non-denominational
  • MENTOR: Chaplain Toby Quirk
  • PHONE: (781) 233 - 2663
  • EMAIL: lwi.toby@gmail.com  

POSITION: We are looking for applicants with chaplaincy or military experience/aspirations, as he/she will be serving a veterans population. Chaplaincy duties include preaching, teaching, counseling, visiting bedside, advising, and providing pastoral care.

HOURS: 10 – 20 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: None currently; can be discussed.

TIME FRAME: Summer/Fall/Spring start date. Preferably to be filled as soon as possible. 

OTHER: Chelsea Soldiers Home is a MA/VA-run facility with CCCC church oversight. The hospital side is more long-term nursing care and elderly population. The dorm side has a wide spectrum of men and women veterans. The position is open to both gender.

TRAVEL TIME: 30  – 35 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, FREEPORT, ME – Pastoral Assistant

POSITION: 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!

TRAVEL TIME: 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

POSITION: 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 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: None.

TIME FRAME: Fall/Spring, flexible.

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

TRAVEL TIME: 12 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER – Church Plant Development

POSITION: We are looking for a student to help in growing a young church. Responsibilities will include assisting in Sunday worship services, 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 per week.

TIME FRAME: Flexible.

FINANCIAL: $80 per week, plus mileage and 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.

TRAVEL TIME: 1 hour from Gordon-Conwell.