Variety

Below you will find the most current list of Mentored Ministry Opportunities in the Hamilton Campus area, especially pertaining to positions that exhibit a Variety of Opportunities in One Place.

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.

ELIOT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Variety

POSITION: We are seeking a creative, “out-of-the-box” thinker who is interested in serving an urban and multi-cultural congregation. Opportunities can include Christian education, worship, pastoral care, preaching, leadership/administration, campus ministry and/or community outreach. Students may also enhance our partnership with the soup kitchen ministry, refugee resettlement agency, university or others. A student with a special interest in any of these areas could build a focused ministry experience, while others may choose a more “generalist” approach. A student who feels called to pastoral/parish ministry would benefit greatly from this opportunity.

HOURS: 12 hours per week.

FINANCES: A stipend of $ 750 per semester; up to $ 250 reimbursement for mileage expenses. 

TIME: Fall and/or Spring semester.

TRAVEL TIME: 50 minutes from GCTS.

OTHER: Eliot is a multi-cultural congregation made up equally of African immigrants (mainly from West Africa), Cambodian immigrants, and white folks. We have a few African-Americans and other ethnic groups represented. Diversity extends to our church leadership and worship style, as well. We are located in downtown Lowell, a small urban community with a high percentage of immigrants and university students. We are a few blocks from the main homeless shelter and the Salvation army, and host a “soup kitchen” on our property 5 nights per week. 

FIRST CHURCH IN CHARLESTOWN - Variety

POSITION: This position is for a male pastoral intern who will work directly with the lead pastor. Responsibilities include assisting in sermon planning and preparation and preaching and teaching in community groups. There are several middle school and high school students in our church and the intern would help establish and lead a student community group. This is not a youth pastor position, and we’d ideally like someone who would be willing to serve the church long term as the internship could lead to a permanent staff position. We’re looking for a motivated self-starter with a desire to lead in an urban setting and a passion for reaching the lost.

HOURS: 15-20 hours, but negotiable depending on schedule.

FINANCES: Paid internship (pay negotiable.)

TIME: Begins Fall 2016.

TRAVEL TIME: 30-40 minutes.

OTHER: First Church in Charlestown is a historic New England church that is being replanted. Being a church replant, the work is hard but highly rewarding.

MOUNT HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER - Variety

POSITION: We’re looking for a student who is interested in church planting and community outreach. We are a young and growing church community and a student would have the opportunity to participate in a variety of ministry positions. These include visitation, children’s ministry, discipleship ministry and small groups, as well as opportunities to preach. 

HOURS: 10-15 hours per week.

FINANCES: Fuel allotment.

TIME: Fall 2016, Spring and Summer 2017.

TRAVEL TIME: 45-60 minutes.

OTHER: Mount Hope has three alumni of GCTS on staff, with similar training and a unified vision for preaching and ministry. Ministry and sermons are planned as a team, and the student would have a chance to participate in weekly team meetings.

CHRIST THE KING CHURCH - Variety

POSITION: Looking for a Japanese student, or one fluent in Japanese, to do outreach to the Boston area’s large Japanese community. The student must have a passion for Christ, a deep burden for the lost, and a teachable heart. Our worship and bible studies are expository, offering depth and a a deeply rooted application of the word to life. We’re a warm, friendly community that is excited about what God is doing.

HOURS: Minimum of 10 hours.

FINANCES: Fuel allotment.

TIME: September 2016 – September 2017.

TRAVEL TIME: 20 minutes from GCTS.

OTHER: Our leadership is willing to spend time helping you grow in your life and giftedness.

CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Variety

  • SITE: 20 Robinson Rd., Nashua, NH 03060
  • PHONE: (603) 305 - 7339
  • MENTOR: Pastor Jason Wakefield
  • EMAIL: jason@nashuapca.org
  • WEBSITE:www.nashuapca.org

POSITION: We are looking for students interested in church planting, revitalization ministry, cross-cultural ministry and/or the PCA denomination to come serve our church in various ways. Responsibilities can include preaching, leading worship, children’s ministry and working with a Session, Deacons and Presbytery. There is also the opportunity to learn more about the PCA and the process of ordination. This opportunity is open to male applicants, only.  

HOURS: 10-15 hours per week.

FINANCES: Fuel Allotment and an Honorarium commensurate with the student’s level of involvement. Fundraising is also possible.  

TIME: Flexible – could start at any time. Summer Internship is also possible.

TRAVEL TIME: 45-50 Minutes.

OTHER: We are a small, warm and friendly congregation, comprised of mostly young families and lots of children. Our worship style is liturgical, with a mix of hymns and choruses.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ROCKPORT - Variety

POSITION: The apprentice will work with the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rockport to help coordinate various aspects of the local church. This opportunity will provide realistic training for a seminarian interested in local church ministry. Opportunities can be catered to the interest and gifts of the student. Potential candidates must demonstrate an interest in Christ-centered church renewal within New England and a robust commitment to historical Christianity.

HOURS: 10 minimum (subject to student availability).

FINANCES: Competitive part-time and negotiable pay is available.

TIME: Flexible.

TRAVEL TIME: 25 minutes.

OTHER: The First Baptist Church of Rockport is one of the oldest churches on the North Shore of Boston and is dedicated to teaching and living out the gospel in the coastal community of Rockport.

RUGGLES BAPTIST CHURCH - Worship, Preaching, Young Adults (Variety)

POSITION: We are looking for students who are passionate about ministry in a young, diverse and urban environment. Our historic church is located in Boston, surrounded by Boston University and within walking distance of more than five other colleges and universities. The candidate(s) will receive one-on-one mentoring and training from an experienced pastor and staff team (all Gordon-Conwell graduates!), and get direct hands-on ministry experience in a big-city context. Opportunities for growth may include orchestrating the Sunday morning services, preaching, worship, mid-week community groups, and assisting with pastoral care concerns. Additionally, the candidate(s) will have opportunities to observe the elder and church council meetings, which will be valuable experience for leading in a local church.

HOURS: 10-15 hours per week.

FINANCES: A small weekly stipend is available.

TIME: Flexible (1-year commitment is preferred, but not necessary.)

TRAVEL TIME: 40-45 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

OTHER: We are seeking male or female students who are committed to the local church and are teachable, willing to learn and submit to pastoral leadership, and are willing to be fully committed to the life and community of Ruggles Baptist Church.

CORNERSTONE CHURCH (Manchester-by-the-Sea) - Variety

POSITION: We are looking for male students of Baptist denomination who are humble, flexible, teachable and enthusiastic about local church ministry. We would be particularly blessed by students who have a heart for planting and revitalizing New England churches. Opportunities include teaching and leading groups, youth and children’s ministry, being a part of the praise band, leading outreach efforts, accompanying leaders in counseling and shepherding moments, leading Sunday morning worship, preaching, leadership meetings and vision discussions, and being connected to larger church planting and revitalization movements within New England.

HOURS: 10 - 15 hours per week.

FINANCES: $2,000 stipend per year. 

TIME: We would love to have students year round, but we are also flexible to the students’ schedule and time needs.

TRAVEL TIME: 10 minutes.

OTHER: Cornerstone Church is an evangelical, theologically orthodox, baptistic church that is passionate about proclaiming Jesus, building up the faithful, and reaching the lost. Our ministry team welcomes students in on the exciting journey of seeking the Lord, shaping a fresh gospel-saturated culture in an historic New England church, working to reach our community, and building robust discipleship. We also desire to be used of God to help prepare future ministry leaders for greater kingdom work.

CITYLIFE CHURCH (CHESTNUT HILL) - Variety

POSITION: We are looking for applicants with teachable attitudes and willing hearts to serve our Chestnut Hill campus, especially in the following high priority roles: Music Ministry (monthly opportunity to lead music; regular participation in weekly music team), Youth Ministry (teach youth class every other Sunday, attend non-Sunday youth meetings twice a month), and Sunday morning operations (pre-service setup and post-service cleanup). Other ministry areas such as Children’s Ministry, Community Groups, and Local outreach and service projects are also available. Interested students are highly encouraged to take at least a semester to regularly attend and participate in the life of the church to ensure a good fit.

HOURS: 10 or 20 hours per week.

FINANCES: Stipend may be available. Most ministry-related expenses, if made out-of-pocket, will be reimbursed.

TIME: Dates are flexible.

TRAVEL TIME: 1 Hour

OTHER: Citylife Church is part of the PCA, the Redeemer church-planting network (Redeemer City to City), and The Gospel Coalition network. Those desiring to learn and be in a church that is shaped by the same values will benefit greatly. We are a gospel-centered and gospel-driven church that seeks to uphold orthodox beliefs, while also engaging the culture and skeptics in a winsome and intelligible way. The Chestnut Hill campus launched in 2011, so we are a fairly new congregation. Many opportunities exist, given our “infancy stage.”

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF ESSEX - Variety

  • SITE: 39 Main St. PO Box 275. Essex, MA 01929
  • PHONE: (978) 471-9622 (c), (978) 768 - 7855 (w)
  • MENTOR: Reverend Tim Ziegenhals
  • EMAIL: tim@fccoe.org 
  • WEBSITE: www.fccoe.org
  • DENOMINATION: Congregational

POSITION: Exposure to all areas of pastoral ministry, according to the student’s need and experience. Areas include teaching to all ages, administration, visitation, preaching, worship leading and pastoral care. We are looking for students who are relational and have a love for Jesus and others. Must be teachable and flexible, have a sense of humor, and not be afraid to fail.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCES: Stipend of $500 for the academic year.

TIME: Will begin Fall 2016.  

TRAVEL TIME from GCTS: 8-10 minutes.

OTHER: We are a welcoming and multi-generational community. There are many opportunities to serve, and we provide a family away from home for seminarians. We are a model of church revitalization with fresh assessment taking place for how to grow in outreach and fruitfulness.

VILLAGE BAPTIST CHURCH - Variety

POSITION: We are looking for true disciples of Jesus Christ who desire to fulfill his/her mission in a small, Bible-preaching/teaching evangelical church setting. Opportunities include preaching, teaching, outreach, music, worship and administration. A heart for local church ministry would be essential to making the most of this opportunity.

HOURS: Minimum 10 hours per week; Hours to be determined.

FINANCES: With the right fit, this can be a paid position

TIME: September-December; could begin earlier.     

TRAVEL TIME from GCTS: 1.3 hours from GCTS. 

OTHER: A sense of calling for New England church ministry would be ideal, but not required. Expository preaching and teaching is an important characteristic of this church, and we are constantly reminded that being made disciples and making disciples is what it is all about. We strive to show love and support of one another, and to live a life of worship of our God and Savior, empowered by His Spirit!

HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH - Variety

POSITION:  We are looking for students interested in experiencing a variety of ministry roles in a church averaging 500 to 600 people each Sunday here on the North Shore. There are many areas in which you can serve; you can be a part of the praise band as a song leader, work with children or youth, lead a small group, teach an adult class, serve with our young adult ministry, coordinate a mission trip, or preach, etc. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a multi-staff church team that is making disciples of Jesus Christ on the North Shore in a contemporary but gospel-rooted setting.    

HOURS: 10 - 15 Hours per week.

FINANCES: Possibility of a stipend with multi-year commitment and increased responsibility. 

TIME: Flexible – could start at any time. Ideally, we would like a student who would be with us for multiple years while at seminary.    

TRAVEL TIME from GCTS: 30 minutes.

OTHER: Go to our website at www.hopenewburyport.com or come worship with us on Sunday! We are affiliated with both the ABC USA and CCCC denominations, but have staff serving from other denominational affiliations as well (EFCA and UCC).

GENESIS CHURCH - Groups Intern

  • SITE: 35 Olympia Ave. Woburn, MA 01801
  • PHONE: (781) 258 – 2640
  • DENOMINATION: Acts 29
  • WEBSITE: www.genesisthejourney.com
  • MENTOR: Michael Davis (Direct Supervisor: Yifeng You)
  • EMAIL: md4jc@hotmail.com

POSITION: We are looking for students who loves to disciple, minister, teach, and facilitate discussion; someone with a deep desire to pray for, serve, and teach the men and women God brings into their lives. This position is not only a great opportunity for entry-level ministry, but also an excellent opportunity for men called to be church planters or lead pastors. You will serve under an incredible mentor, Paul Fleming, who has been leading and growing one of the most successful and spirit-filled expressions of Redemption Groups in all of New England (See https://redemptiongroups.com for more information on this type of group). Students will also get mentoring from a team of leaders who oversee traditional community groups at GENESIS.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCES: None.

TIME: Availability for all semesters.

TRAVEL TIME: 25 minutes.

OTHER: GENESIS is a passionate, growing, and vibrant community of people, who exists to help all people walk with God. We have been blessed to see God move powerfully in our midst! Because of His favor upon us, we are meeting hundreds of new families and children each week, grown to more than 600 adults and more than 100 children, and have met hundreds of people with no church background this summer alone. Join us in the incredible things God is already doing at GENESIS!

GENESIS CHURCH - Connections Intern   

  • SITE: 35 Olympia Ave. Woburn, MA 01801
  • PHONE: (781) 258 – 2640
  • DENOMINATION: Acts 29
  • WEBSITE: www.genesisthejourney.com
  • MENTOR: Michael Davis (Direct Supervisor: Yifeng You)
  • EMAIL: md4jc@hotmail.com
POSITION: We are looking for students who are excited to be a part of our thriving community; someone with a genuine love for people, serving, greeting, and assisting others in getting connected.  This is not only a great opportunity for entry-level ministry, but an excellent opportunity for men called to be church planters or lead pastors - to learn the systems and structures that help run the local church, as well as apprenticing, experiencing a thriving ministry, and being immersed in a Gospel-saturated culture. You will serve under an incredible leader, Yifeng You, who has been leading the Connections ministry for more than five years.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCES: None.

TIME: Availability for all semesters.

TRAVEL TIME: 25 minutes.

OTHER: GENESIS is a passionate, growing, and vibrant community of people, who exists to help all people walk with God. We have been blessed to see God move powerfully in our midst! Because of His favor upon us, we are meeting hundreds of new families and children each week, grown to more than 600 adults and more than 100 children, and have met hundreds of people with no church background this summer alone. Join us in the incredible things God is already doing at GENESIS!

FORESTDALE COMMUNITY CHURCH - Variety

  • SITE: 235 Forest Street, Malden, MA 02148
  • PHONE: (781) 321-1828
  • WEBSITE: www.forestdalechurch.com
  • MENTOR: Rev. Paul C. McPheeters                                          
  • EMAIL: pcmfdcc@gmail.com

POSITION: We are looking for a student who is open to growth, willing to serve, and has a sense of humor! The variety of pastoral opportunities at FCC include teaching of adults or youth, occasional preaching, leading worship, “Bread of Life” feeding ministry, evangelism, and personal discipleship.

HOURS: 10 – 12 hours per week.

FINANCES: $3000 per semester.

TIME: Fall and Spring semester (September to April/May). Ideally, we would like to have a student who would be with us for multiple years while at seminary.

TRAVEL TIME: 30 minutes.

OTHER: We are an evangelical, Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (CCCC) church. We are committed to loving God, loving others, and making disciples. We have a small facility, but a large heart for advancing God’s Kingdom in our north-metro region. We have planted multiple churches in order to accomplish that purpose, and we continue to grow and thrive as a Body in our neighborhood.

CITYLIFE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (BOSTON) - Variety

  • SITE: 10 Milk St., Suite 230, Boston, MA 02108
  • PHONE: (617) 292-0990
  • WEBSITE: www.citylifeboston.org
  • MENTOR: David Cho
  • EMAIL: david@citylifeboston.org

POSITION: We are looking for applicants with teachable attitudes who are seeking opportunities to serve at our Boston campus. Responsibilites may include co-leading or assisting with community groups, assisting with our University Ministry in regards to community formation for college students, developing curriculum for various church ministries, assisting in Children and Youth Ministry, researching and coordinating local service projects, and assisting in our Faith and Work Forum.

HOURS: 10 Hours/Week or 20 Hours/Week

FINANCES: Stipend may be available. Most ministry-related expenses, if made out-of-pocket, will be reimbursed.

TIME: Dates are flexible

TRAVEL TIME FROM GCTS: 1 Hour

OTHER: Citylife Church is part of the PCA, the Redeemer church-planting network (Redeemer City to City), and The Gospel Coalition network. We are a gospel-centered and gospel-driven church that seeks to uphold orthodox beliefs while also engage the culture and skeptics in a winsome and intelligible way. Those desiring to learn and be in a church that is shaped by the same values will benefit greatly.

SOUTH END NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH - Variety

  • SITE: 2 San Juan Street, Boston, MA 02118
  • PHONE: 617-262-0900
  • WEBSITE: www.southendchurch.org
  • MENTOR: Rev. Neal Armandt
  • EMAIL: neal.armandt@gmail.com

POSITION: The student will receive the opportunity to work in a variety of ministry settings.  We have maintained a good working relationship with GCTS and Mentored Ministry students being part of the church in the past. South End Church meets at Emmanuel Gospel Center and our immediate neighborhood is the Villa Victoria section of the South End. Opportunities a student will have: Preaching once a semester, Helping to lead service, teaching adult Sunday School Class, Discipleship. This is a diverse church in the city, congregation of 100, lots of opportunities to minister, with a good reputation in the neighborhood. We meet at Emanuel Gospel Center (www.egc.org) so the church is a good bridge from seminary to city.  If interested, please contact the mentor directly.

HOURS: 10/week.

FINANCIAL: $600 per semester.

TIME FRAME: Can begin Fall, Spring or Summer.

COMMUTE: 35 minutes.

BETHANY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Variety

  • SITE: 32 Harvard St. Brookline, MA 02445
  • PHONE: 703-863-3191
  • MENTOR: Rev. Kenneth Liu
  • EMAIL: kenliu128@gmail.com
  • WEBSITE: www.bethanybrookline.org

POSITION: We are looking for students who are passionate for Christ and would like to embark on a journey with us as we are in the midst of an exciting visioning process. Opportunities include: Worship (collaborate with the pastor to plan and lead liturgical and musical components of our Sunday service), Discipleship (leading bible study & counseling), Evangelism (plan outreach and service projects), and Christian Education (in need of a Children's ministry teacher to implement programs for the faith formation of our children ages 4-8). If desired, there are also opportunities to create ministries for those in college, working professionals, parents, etc.

HOURS: 10-15 Hours

FINANCIAL: Stipend available depending on hours and experience

TIME FRAME: May-August 2015, September-December 2015

COMMUTE: 45 minutes from GCTS

OTHER: Bethany is a small church comprised mainly of Asian-American working professionals and young families living in the greater Boston area. We are located in the heart of Brookline Village, which is an urban, vibrant, multicultural community just outside of Boston.

LIVING FIELDS CHURCH - Cross-Cultural Minister

  • SITE: 140 Union St. #204, Lynn, MA, 01902
  • DENOMINATION: Non-Denominational, with Reformed Presbyterian Theology
  • MENTOR: PoSan Ung
  • PHONE: 781-244-9096
  • EMAIL: posanung@gmail.com /
  • WEB SITE: www.livingfields.org

POSITION: The Student will have the opportunity to experience the following: Engage in an urban, cross-cultural community, particularly among Cambodian Americans; Do one-on-one discipleship with at-risk teenagers and with the youth group;Participate in worship leading, and training Cambodians to participate in and lead worship;Observe, engage, and be trained in seeing/equipping Cambodian pastors arriving in New England; and Summer mission ventures in Cambodia.

HOURS: 5-15/week

TIME FRAME: Spring-Summer (Flexible)

COMMUTE: 30 Minutes

OTHER: Looking for a male student (possibly female) who is:Teachable: Willingness to learn about specific culture/context;Humble: Able to receive correction if needed;Open-Minded: Necessary in cross-cultural contexts, e.g. trying new food, interacting with different socio-economic backgrounds; and Diligent: Solid effort and a good work ethic are required given the many new Christians to whom the student will be ministering.

Living Fields Church is Cross Cultural: Mainly Cambodian, but other ethnic groups are represented as well; Urban: Located in the blue-collar “ghetto” city of Lynn;and Missional: Living Fields has a small church plant in Lynn as well as a huge church in Cambodia, where they send mission teams annually. They also train Cambodian pastors in the Northeast region.

CHINESE ALLIANCE CHURCH OF BOSTON – Young Adult; Various

  •     SITE: 74 Pleasant St. Arlington, MA 02476
  •     PHONE: 781-646-4071
  •     DENOMINATION: Christian Missionary Alliance
  •     MENTOR: Rev. Dr. Peter K. Ho
  •     EMAIL: annayho@hotmail.com

PROJECT: This is an opportunity for a student to teach Sunday School to English speaking young adults, as well as lead a once a month young adult fellowship. The student will have the opportunity to preach once a month if seminarian desires.

**This position can lead into a permanent ministry in various capacities (e.g., youth pastor, young adult pastor, associate pastor) so we are seeking someone who is able to stay at our church for a minimum of one year.  We are open to Chinese and non-Chinese students, as well as male or female students, and the ability to speak Chinese is helpful but not required.

HOURS: 10 hours / week

FINANCIAL: $400-$500 per month, depending on hours

TIME FRAME: Fall, Spring, and/or Summer

OTHER: Chinese Alliance Church of Boston is a member of Christian Missionary Alliance, and as such we seek to be a movement of Great Commission Christians who are glorifying God by building Christ's Church worldwide.

Our mission is to know Jesus Christ; exalt Him as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King; and complete His Great Commission: Evangelizing and discipling persons throughout the United States; Incorporating them into Christ-centered, community-focused congregations; and Mobilizing them for active involvement in a missionary effort designed to plant Great Commission churches among both unreached and responsive peoples worldwide.

COMMUTE: 45 minutes from Gordon-Conwell
 

ARLINGTON STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, NH - Variety

POSITION: This position is diverse in its content. The student can work with music, learn challenges of turning around a Mainline Church, work with non-churched youth in an urban neighborhood, participate in the love of the congregation by preaching on an irregular basis, and facilitate Bible studies as well as work with church volunteers who are ministering in the neighborhood.

HOURS: 10 hrs/wk

TIME FRAME: Start up dates corresponds to the student’s semester, either Fall, Spring, or Summer.

FINANCIAL: Transportation covered; possible grants available

OTHER: This church is a missional calling. The student with gain the experience of learning the challenges in turning around a mainline congregation. The pastor has served as a missionary for many years and can also mentor the student on missions.

COMMUTE: 55 min.

EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Various

PROJECT: The position at ECC is not expressly defined, but may be built to suit.  The following are opportunities that are available to an intern; not all are necessary or required:Preaching Opportunities; Teaching Sunday School, Small Groups, or Bible Studies; Working with and leading the youth group; Worship ministry; Visitation; Discipleship training; Outreach/Evangelism planning and strategizing; and Participation in leadership meetings.

HOURS: 10 hours / week

FINANCIAL: No specific amount is established, but church leadership is agreeable to attempting to offset the costs for fuel.

TIME FRAME: As soon as possible, but opportunities are available throughout the year.

OTHER: Seeking a male student for this position. It goes without saying that a prospective intern should be a born again Christian (John 3:1-8), baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19-20); who realizes that his salvation is solely a gift of God’s grace and based on nothing else other than the sheer mercy of God, not on works, lest any person should boast (Eph 2:8), and is devoted to a life of obedience to the Lord.  It is also expected that the student’s beliefs and doctrines would accord with core doctrines of the Conservative Christian Congregational Conference.

We are a member of the Conservative Christian Congregational Conference, which is a conservative congregational denomination.  The church is evangelical in its persuasion.  Average attendance on a Sunday morning is anywhere from 40 to 50.  We follow a more traditional form of worship that seeks to give all glory to God.  The organ is our primary instrument but we also use the piano for our praise choruses.  Currently the church is in a process of revitalization.  We love the Lord, His Church and His Word.  We are faithful in deeds of service and serving those who are in need.  Though the commute to Lancaster may be substantial, we offer the intern the full panoply of ministry opportunities for a new student entering ministry, with limited competition with other GCTS students.

COMMUTE: About 1 hour 15 minutes from GCTS.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF EXETER - Dimensions of the Faith Program Instructor

PROJECT: Teaching/facilitating a group of learners weekly as they walk through the courses in the Dimensions of the Faith GCTS program.

HOURS: depending on need, the actual course time would be for one hour. Prep time, 2-3 hours.

FINANCIAL: Travel costs would be covered, additional funds may be available dependent on need.  The class group time would be held on Sundays following worship service. Worship is at 9:30 am, group time would be from 10:45-11:45.

TIME FRAME: Fall semester, continuing throughout the year if desired.

OTHER:  Faithfulness, ability to lead small groups, desire to see people grow in knowledge and also in Christ likeness. An understanding of life in a small New England church, or the desire to experience the same is a plus. Open to women, men or couples. Denominational affiliation is irrelevant.

We are a standard mainline that is trying to reach out to our community. If a student is planning on mainline ministry in New England, I believe they would greatly benefit from the experience. If desired, other ministry opportunities including preaching, worship leading, visitation etc. could be available.

COMMUTE: 60 minutes from Gordon-Conwell

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Various

POSITION: The student will have the opportunity to work in intergenerational ministry, planning and carrying out small groups and Bible studies. Working with the lay leadership, as well as team planning with other people on the ministry team.

HOURS: 15-20 hrs/week

FINANCIAL: Stipend included, amount TBD

TIME FRAME: ASAP

COMMUTE: 45 min.

OTHER: The church has a variety of team members that the student will receive the opportunity to work with these individuals. Our congregation is gracious in that we understand that we are looking for someone who is learning, we want to make room for someone to try new things and learn in the process. We have a brand new educational building with lots of room in it for indoor small group studies. We are not looking for someone who can entertain, but we are looking for someone who is serious about discipling adults and is a team player.

GREATER BOSTON CHINESE ALLIANCE CHURCH - Various

  • SITE: 239 North Beacon Street. Brighton MA 02135
  • DENOMINATION: C&MA
  • MENTOR: Tom Flanders & Benjamin Fung
  • PHONE: 978-223-3195
  • EMAIL: ben_and_scarlet@yahoo.com

POSITION: The student will have the opportunity to experience cross cultural ministries in a Chinese church. Student will minister closely with the church pastor as well as the district superintendent who is the primary mentor. This opportunity includes the chance to learn leadership from leading a youth team to build the you ministries program as well the opportunity to preach during teen worship.

HOURS: 12-15 hrs a week

FINANCIAL: paid part time, negotiable base on student

OTHER: Our church is a big warm family and congregants are close to each other, the student will be treated as one of our own.

COMMUTE: 45 min.

PARK STREET CHURCH – Various (Leadership Immersion Internship)

PROJECT: The purpose of the Leadership Immersion is to provide seminary students ministry experience within the context of a church setting while furthering the ministry of park Street Church through the efforts of those who serve in this program.  Five growth areas will be stressed within the Leadership Immersion: creativity, responsibility, relationship, theological application, and spirituality.  It is the purpose of the Leadership Immersion to cultivate and integrate these areas of leadership within the lives of the students who participate as current and future church leaders for the sake of those who serve and the kingdom of God. The intern will serve for a minimum of two consecutive semesters in a specified area of ministry, and have opportunities to be involved in various ways.

HOURS: 10 hours/ week

FINANCIAL: Financial compensation may be offered if available that will not exceed $1,000 per semester per intern.

TIME FRAME: Minimum of two consecutive semesters of commitment

OTHER:  We believe that Jesus Christ, who is God incarnate, is the only way of salvation and that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. On average, we number over 1,900 people based on weekly attendance. To make our large church feel smaller, we have over 100 small group communities in which we live out Jesus’ command to love God, neighbor, and one another. Park Street is an historic, youthful, family-friendly, missions-oriented church in the city of Boston.  For more information, please see website

COMMUTE: 45 minutes from GCTS

CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD – Various

  • SITE: 50 Bennington St. Boston, MA 02128
  • MENTOR: Dave Searles
  • PHONE: 617-569-7339
  • EMAIL: office@cagboston.com

POSITION: We will provide a place for mentored ministry in a diverse urban church and neighborhood. Opportunities for a broad and varied experience are available in this setting. Some of the possibilities are: ESL Program, evangelism, teaching, preaching, worship leadership, community development, and networking, youth ministry, children’s ministry, food assistance ministry, ministry to the family.

HOURS INVOLVED: 10 hrs/wk.

TIME FRAME: Flexible

OTHER: We are a small inner city congregation located in a diverse neighborhood of Boston. Different races, nations, and ages worship together and journey together as followers of Christ. The mentor is a 1987 graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has been in urban ministry since 1990.

COMMUTE: 45 minutes from GCTS.

CORNERSTONE CHURCH (Beverly) – Various

  • SITE: 14 McKinley Avenue, Beverly, MA 01915
  • PHONE: (978) 927 - 8134 (home); (508) 596 - 6862 (cell)
  • DENOMINATION: CCCC
  • MENTOR: Pastor L. David Green

PROJECT: We are looking for a male student, single or married, who wishes to go into pastoral ministry. Responsibilities may include monthly preaching at a.m. or p.m. Lord’s Day (Sunday) services; teaching high school and adult Sunday School; children’s sermons; worship leading on days when preaching; occasional leading of men’s prayer gathering; visitation with pastor/elder; lead a youth group under the elders’ design; nursing home service/ministry; and observation on catechetical instructions (taught by the pastor). 

HOURS: average 10 hours per week (including preparation time). Activities could be flexible, although preaching once a month would be important, as well as teaching a weekly Sunday School class and leading a youth group activity every other month.

FINANCIAL: The church would pay for gas; additional remuneration may be discussed.

TIME FRAME: Beginning in the fall and continuing as long as the relationship continues to be mutually compatible.

OTHER: We are a small church (19 members) and may have 30-35 on a Sunday. God has blessed us with a number of mature saints, both in years and in grace. We meet at Endicott College in Beverly. Doctrinally, we follow the Savoy Declaration and the Cambridge Platform for government. We are looking for a male student who wants to be in pastoral ministry in the US or abroad, married or single; is a member in good standing of an evangelical church and is willing to consider membership with us.

COMMUTE: 10-15 minutes from GCTS.

CROSSROADS WORSHIP CENTER – Various

  • SITE: 493 Washington Street, Weymouth MA
  • PHONE: 781-340-0593
  • DENOMINATION: Assemblies of God
  • MENTOR: Rev. Karen Rydwansky

PROJECT: There are a variety of opportunities at Crossroads including: Children’s Church, youth group, worship team (musicians and singers), and discipleship.  There is also opportunity for bilingual experience.   We have a Brazilian population in our church that holds services in Portuguese and they need help in all areas as well.

HOURS: 2 hours prep / 5 hours on Sunday (a.m. service) / Flexible other services (Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun p.m.)

FINANCIAL: Gas (and Possibility for a Stipend or Scholarship as church grows)

TIME FRAME: year-round availability

OTHER: Crossroads Worship Center is a young, growing church plant.  It is an international body of believers with a dozen countries represented.  There is a great mix of ages, backgrounds, education, and church experience within the congregation. We are looking for a committed, energetic, creative seminary student who has a passion for building God’s Kingdom, having a willingness to adapt and a positive attitude.

COMMUTE: 45 minutes (depending on traffic).

CROSSWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH – Various

  • SITE: 503 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062
  • WEBSITE: www.crosswaycc.org
  • DENOMINATION: Non-denominational/Christian Church-Churches of Christ
  • MENTOR: Ron Kastens, rkastens@crosswaycc.org

PROJECT: Students will be able to work in any variety of different ministry areas depending upon their interest, whether that is general ministry, small groups ministry, youth ministry, children’s ministry, or worship arts ministry. We are looking for students who are self-motivated, humble, faithful, and personable.  CrossWay is a contemporary style church that exists to bring living hope to broken people through a growing relationship with Jesus. CrossWay is a multi-site church. Students will be able to experience multi-staff ministry in a multi-site contemporary New England church.

HOURS: 10 hours/week, hours are flexible.

FINANCIAL: Ministry expenses covered (including mileage)

TIME FRAME: Year-round availability

COMMUTE: 75 minutes from GCTS

FORESTDALE COMMUNITY CHURCH - Various

  • SITE: 235 Forest Street, Malden, MA 02148
  • PHONE: 781-321-1828
  • DENOMINATION: CCCC
  • MENTOR: Rev. Paul C. McPheeters
  • EMAIL: pcmfdcc@gmail.com

PROJECT: A full range of opportunities are available depending on the student’s gifts and desires; teaching, preaching, small group leadership, adult Bible study, youth ministry, music and worship leading, visitation. Looking for a teachable person who is open to growth, has a sense of humor, and has a desire to serve.

HOURS: 12-15 hours / week

FINANCIAL: Negotiable

TIME FRAME: May begin Fall or Spring

OTHER: We are a growing church which had birthed two others church plants in the last five years. We are evangelical, and have a stable core of leadership. Our senior pastor has been with us for 20+ years and has helped us grow from 30 people to almost 200. We have two worship services each Sunday with blended music. A good history with Mentored Ministry students. Great possibilities for more ministry!

COMMUTE: 30 minutes from GCTS

MIDDLETON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Various Opportunities for Multiple Students

  • SITE: 68 Maple St.; Middleton, MA 01949
  • PHONE: 978-774-3788
  • DENOMINATION: CCCC
  • MENTOR: Rev. Larry Schell
  • EMAIL: larryschell@comcast.net

PROJECT: Looking for one or more students, not strictly limited to these opportunities. Youth Ministry, Christian Education, Teach a Sunday School class for either children or adults. Presently trying to develop an adult program that includes more than one option. Worship Leadership and Preaching: Desire to see student interns assist in worship on Sunday mornings. Many opportunities to be involved with weekly worship services, including opportunities to preach.

HOURS: 10 hours / week

FINANCIAL: $500 / semester

TIME FRAME: Flexible; Fall or Spring preferred

OTHER: The student(s) should have a desire to grow in his or her knowledge of the Lord as well as a desire to make Him known! Some characteristics that would be desirable include flexibility, teach-ability, and humility. MCC is a vibrant, growing community of believers in Jesus Christ. In addition to conservative Biblical theology, MCC has wonderful fellowship.

COMMUTE: 20 minutes from GCTS

NEW HOPE CHAPEL – Various

  • SITE: 30 Milk Street, Westborough, MA  01581
  • WEB: www.newhopechapel.net
  • PHONE: 508-736-5735
  • DENOMINATION: non-denominational
  • MENTOR: Pastor Steve Misarski

PROJECT: Opportunities include: Youth ministry, Pastoral ministry, Outreach, Discipleship.  Youth: Lead fellowship, retreat-planning, execution, outreach in town and discipleship. Young Adult Ministry: mentoring and fellowship. Christian Education: Sunday School teaching.  Pastoral: Some preaching, visitation, community networking.  Looking for a student(s) who are teachable, friendly, fun, some organizing skills, self-motivated, flexible, creative.  Musical abilities not needed but helpful.  Passionate about Jesus and a love for all kinds of people.

HOURS: 12-15 hours / week

FINANCIAL: Mileage plus stipend to be arranged.

TIME FRAME: Dates are flexible: Sept-Dec, Jan-May. 

OTHER: A great community of faith; very positive and encouraging environment.  Opportunities to work with believers of great maturity.  Fun-loving church, passionate worship but respectful of tradition and church history.  Bible-based, leans Calvinistic.  Spirit-filled but not charismatic.  Grace oriented.  Growing in evangelistic fervor and prayer.

COMMUTE: 50-60 minutes from GCTS.

NORTH SHORE BIBLE CHURCH – Various

  • SITE: 65 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA 01929
  • PHONE: 978-768-3539
  • DENOMINATION: Grace Brethren
  • MENTOR: Pastor Jack Brown

PROJECT: Music: Being involved with an established worship team for the leading of the worship portion of our service; Youth: We currently have a middle school and a high school group in need of leadership; Establishing Community Bible Studies: “Christianity Explored” (an evangelistic study based on the Gospel of Mark); Leading or assisting in leadership of our Discipleship programs; Future Church Planting. The list could go on… our desire is to establish churches on the North Shore that are committed to the sufficiency of God’s Word for all of life and godliness… we are developing a missions organization that will help to mentor men who are interested in planting churches on the North Shore… give us a call and find out more about who we are and how you might fit in.

HOURS: There is flexibility… but we want individuals who are committed to the ministry of the local church and nor just fulfilling the requirements… so, one who would give the attention to the ministry as it is needed.

FINANCIAL: None

TIME FRAME: We are flexible.

OTHER:  Looking for a student with the 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 characteristics of an elder.  Our church is a caring family of believers who are very involved in one another’s lives… it is often that a group of families are together for play dates with kids… watching sports… or just hanging out… A student would find a true family atmosphere. 

COMMUTE: 10 minutes from GCTS.

SOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH –Various

  • SITE: 60 Prospect Street, Peabody, MA  01960
  • PHONE: 978-531-1964
  • DENOMINATION: CCCC
  • MENTOR: Rev. Grant Hoofnagle 

PROJECT: Depending on the student’s gifts and interests, opportunities could go from youth & children’s ministry to preaching and worship leading.  In addition, we offer opportunity to do adult discipleship by leading home group Bible studies.  We are presently involved in recovery ministry to parents of addicted children and are working to develop a significant outreach to that population.  We would love to see the founding of a young adult ministry in addition to broadening our communication and media ministries.  Please visit MM Office for a more detailed description.

HOURS: Flexible.  We are at present staffed in most of the above-mentioned areas and therefore are in a position to offer the right student(s) the opportunity to fulfill their MM requirements while engaging in a ministry they are truly gifted and passionate about within time commitments that are comfortable to the student(s).

FINANCIAL: None at present, but negotiable.

TIME FRAME: Dates are flexible for us.

OTHER: We are a growing, conservative church that is increasingly working to position itself for greater outreach & ministry within our locality, while continuing to challenge the congregation to continue to grow deeper in the Word and in their commitment to Christ.  This is in exciting time to minister at South Church…!  Looking for student(s) who love God and have a passion for seeing others brought to Christ.

COMMUTE: 15 minutes from GCTS.