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.


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. 


TIME: Open till filled.

TRAVEL TIME from GCTS: 60 min.

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.


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.

TRAVEL TIME from GCTS: 25 min.

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.

ELM STREET COMMUNITY CHURCH - Multi-ethnic Pastor / Leader

POSITION: We are looking for someone to serve alongside our church leadership, as we intentionally move toward becoming a more multi-ethnic congregation. The responsibilities will include being a part of our monthly Board of Elders meeting to help bring diversity to our decisions, being available on Saturdays as we look to start a multi-ethnic youth/young adult service, playing a role in our Sunday morning service - preferably someone who can preach once a month or be a part of our music ministry - and being available on Wednesdays for our outreach and prayer time.

HOURS: 20 hours per week.

FINANCES: $12 per hour for 20 hours per week.  

TIME: As soon as possible.   

TRAVEL TIME from GCTS: 1 hour and 15 – 30 minutes.  

OTHER: In 2006, the ESCC leadership was given a vision to transition from a mono-ethnic congregation to a multi-ethnic one. We began by reaching out to our neighborhood with food, youth and after-school programs that have reached over a thousand people from many different ethnicities over the last 10 years. Two years ago, it became clear that it was time for us to intentionally move toward becoming a multi-ethnic congregation. In order for this to happen, we seek to have more diversity on our leadership team.

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; the pay will be negotiated.

TIME: Fall – Flexible.

TRAVEL TIME from GCTS: 3040 minutes.

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.


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.


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)

TRAVEL TIME: 24 minutes.

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.

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:

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.

COMMUTE: 1 hour from Gordon Conwell.


  • SITE: 3 Neponset Ct. Roslindale, MA 02131
  • PHONE: (513) 602 - 0607 (Shuresh) or 617 - 678 - 0753 (Bland)
  • MENTOR: Shuresh Sammangi (Bland Mason)
  • EMAIL: (Suresh) or

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.

COMMUTE: one hour from Gordon Conwell

CHELSEA SOLDIERS' HOMEChaplain to Veterans

  • DENOMINATION: Non-denominational
  • SITE: 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150
  • MENTOR: Pastor Bob Leroe
  • PHONE: (781) 233 - 2663
  • EMAIL:

POSITION: We are looking for applicants with military experience or aspirations, as he/she will be serving a veterans population. Chaplaincy duties include preaching, teaching, counseling, visiting bedside, advising, and providing pastoral care. The chaplain will meet with an experienced mentor who had been an army chaplain for over 25 years and a local church pastor for over 15 years in a CCCC congregation.

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. 

COMMUTE: 30  – 35 minutes

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.

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.


  • SITE: 2 Spring St. Exeter, NH 03833
  • PHONE: 603-772-3098
  • MENTOR: Rev. Dee Swilling
  • EMAIL:

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.


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.


  • 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:

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


TIME FRAME: Fall/Spring, flexible

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

COMMUTE: 12 minutes


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