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.
ARLINGTON STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
- SITE: 63 Arlington Street, Nashua, NH 03060
- PHONE: 603-546-8294
- MENTOR: Brad Bradshaw
- EMAIL: email@example.com
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.
BOSTON RESCUE MISSION – Various
- SITE: 39 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02112
- MENTOR: Lynn Samaan
- PHONE: 617-482-8819 x1207
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WEBSITE: http://www.brm.org
- 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: 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.
Danvers Church of the Nazarene – Youth Ministry
- SITE: 181 Dayton St, Danvers, MA 01923
- PHONE: 978-777-2060
- EMAIL: email@example.com
- WEBSITE: www.danverschurch.org
- MENTOR: Pastor Dan Milette
POSITION: This position offers a unique on-the-job training opportunity for an entrepreneurial self-starter who is passionate about using creativity and innovation (and lots of hard work!) to reach teenagers in our community for Christ. The potential and need for a dynamic student ministry in our community is tremendous!The student will be mentored by our Lead Pastor who has more than a dozen years experience as a youth pastor and communicator, along with a firm desire and commitment to develop high-capacity leaders who are constantly pushing for progress while moving our ministries to the next level.
HOURS: 12-15 hours
FINANCIAL: Expense reimbursements as provided in existing student ministry budget.
TIME FRAME: (State when the project is to begin and end, and whether these dates are flexible. There are 3 start-up periods each year at the seminary—Fall semester: September-December; Spring semester, January-April; and Summer: May/June-August.)
COMMUTE: 15 minutes
OTHER: We’re a group of Christ-followers growing together on a continuous journey of becoming more like Jesus. Our life experiences, backgrounds, ages and personalities are diverse, but we are all united by our common faith and our commitment to reaching our community with the life-changing message of Christ’s love in relevant and innovative ways. Our mandate is to make fully committed disciples who KNOW God, GROW Together, and GO to Serve. At our celebration services, you’ll discover a relaxed and casual atmosphere; friendly people; inspiring modern music led by a live worship band; engaging Biblical sermons; two fully-staffed nurseries; and an exciting program for kids.Looking for a student with a personal and growing relationship with Jesus; is called to and gifted for student ministry; loves young people; has a passion for outreach personally and in ministry; is an engaging, biblically knowledgeable teacher who is in agreement with our statement of faith; is a self-motivated, entrepreneurial leader who has strong administrative and team-building skills and a humble, teachable spirit who can create and execute a long term vision for our student ministry that fits into the larger church vision; has a contagious personality that people love to be around; demonstrates effective relational and communication skills with students, parents, and staff.
EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH–Various
- SITE: 793 Main Street, Lancaster, MA 01523
- MENTOR: Rev. Tim Andrews
- PHONE: 978-365-5782
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WEBSITE: http://www.ecclancaster.org
- DENOMINATION: CCCC
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 (paid position available for intern or spouse, to play piano or organ for 2 years, starting Spring 2013)
- Discipleship training
- Outreach/Evangelism planning and strategizing
- 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 Congregational Church – Various Opportunities
- SITE: 6 King St. Kingston, NH, 03848
- PHONE: 603-642-7256
- EMAIL: email@example.com
- WEBSITE: http://www.kingstoncc.org/
- MENTOR: Pastor David Thomas
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 - Summer 2013
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
PARK STREET CHURCH – Various (Leadership Immersion Internship)
- SITE: 1 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108
- PHONE: 617-523-3383
- EMAIL: email@example.com
- DENOMINATION: CCCC
- MENTOR: Kris Perkins, others
- WEBSITE: http://www.parkstreet.org/
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
CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD – Various
- SITE: 50 Bennington St. Boston, MA 02128
- MENTOR: Dave Searles
- PHONE: 617-569-7339
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
CORNERSTONE CHURCH – 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: 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; under the elders design and lead a youth group; nursing home service/ministry; observation on catechetical instructions (taught by pastor). Looking for a male student, single or married who wishes to go into pastoral ministry.
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. Follow the Savoy Declaration doctrinally and the Cambridge Platform for government. 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 willing to consider membership with us.
COVENANT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Various
- SITE: 455 Arborway Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA 02130
- PHONE: 617-524-0775
- DENOMINATION: Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC)
- WEBSITE: www.bostoncov.org
- MENTOR: Fred Elliott-Hart
- CONTACT: email@example.com
PROJECT: The Christian Formation Intern will exercise and develop leadership gifts in the areas of ministry planning, leadership training and development, discipleship/Christian formation, small group leadership, teaching, and administration. The Christian Formation Intern will work with the Sr. Pastor and Chair of Christian Formation in helping develop and lead disciple-making ministries, especially small groups. There will also be opportunities to help assist with the planning and leadership of retreats and other special events.
HOURS: 10 hrs./wk.
TIME FRAME: Ongoing (following the startup dates according to the seminaries academic calendar by semester)
OTHER: Covenant Congregational Church is a multi-ethnic, intergenerational, Christ-centered church in Boston’s vibrant neighborhood of Jamaica Plain (founded in 1891). The membership of the Church is about 160, with an average attendance of about 100 on a Sunday service.
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.
CROSSWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH – Various
- SITE: 503 Main Dunstable Rd. Nashua, NH 03062
- WEBSITE: www.crosswaycc.org
- CONTACT: Ron Kastens, firstname.lastname@example.org
- DENOMINATION: Non-Denominational/ Christian Church- Churches of Christ
- MENTOR: Ron Kastens
PROJECT: Student will be able to work in any variety of different ministry areas whether that is general ministry, engaging small groups, preaching, children’s ministry, or worship. We are looking for a student who is naturally self-motivated. We are looking for someone teachable, humble, faithful, and personable. Crossway Christian Church is a contemporary style church seeking to help people be changed by God and strengthened in Christian community for their mission in the world. Life-changing, Community, and Mission are very important to us. This student will be able to experience multi-staff ministry in a New England church.
HOURS: Ten hours per week, hours are flexible.
FINANCIAL: Ministry expenses covered (including mileage).
TIME FRAME: Any.
CRU/STUDENT VENTURE (Campus Crusade for Christ) – Various
- SITE: 245 Summer Ave. #2R Reading, MA 01867
- MENTOR: Robert Frazier
- PHONE: 208-573-1877
- EMAIL: email@example.com
- DENOMINATION: N/A
PROJECT: The student will meet and build relationships with high school and/or college students. There will also be opportunities to disciple and share the faith with these students as well. Planning retreats, conferences, mission trips, and teaching Bible studies are also many of the various opportunities that the student will experience when working with Cru.
HOURS: 10 hours / week or more
TIME FRAME: Three start up periods: Fall, Spring, and Summer
COMMUTE: 15 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY – Various
- SITE: (see below)
- PHONE: 617-875-8647 (cell)
- EMAIL: email@example.com
- DENOMINATION: interdenominational
- MENTOR: Steve Hope
PROJECT: This is a position for a student to partner with a coalition of churches and parachurch ministries in the Boston area in international student ministry (ISM). The student will interact and relate to international students from all regions of the world as well as experienced mission and lay leaders in this field.
The United States is host to more international students than any other country in the world. In Massachusetts alone, there were over 35,000 students in the past academic year. Many of these students will return to their home countries and be the future leaders in government, science and other areas of influence. The ministry strives to expose students and scholars to the love of Christ and to point them to resources to help their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. A key part of the ISM ministry are monthly gatherings held at a home in Waltham. On a yearly basis, approximately 80-120 international students are served.
This is a unique opportunity for students interested and open to other peoples and cultures and with a calling to missions and outreach. The student will have first-hand experience in how to engage with foreign students and face the opportunities and challenges of sharing the love of Christ with them, in word and deeds. The position involves event planning, spreadsheet database administration, communication and relationship building.
STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS: The student should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including cross-cultural sensitivities. Also, the student should have excellent computer skills including familiarity with creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheet databases.
HOURS: 10 hours / week
TIME FRAME: The position is for one year with option to extend for an additional year if mutually agreed.
FINANCIAL: Monthly stipend.
OTHER: The ISM ministry team includes volunteers primarily from Grace Chapel – www.grace.org - a non-denominational church in Lexington and Park Street – www.parkstreet.org - one of the oldest churches in America, located in downtown Boston. The student’s mentor will be Steve Hope with International Students, Inc., who has over 20 years experience in this strategic ministry.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.