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.
 

SOUTH END NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH

  • 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

 

CONNECT CHURCH - Variety

  • SITE: 18 Beckert Ave, Revere, MA 02151
  • PHONE: 617-970-6711
  • WEBSITE: www.connectchurchboston.com
  • MENTOR: Erik Maloy
  • EMAIL: Erik@connectchurchboston.com

POSITION: We are looking for students who are interested in church planting. This need not be someone called to be a lead planter, but someone interested in being involved in church planting, as we are a church plant. We are looking for applicants who can serve as worship leaders, community group leaders, and/or children’s ministry leaders.

HOURS: 10-15 Hours/Week

FINANCES: None

TIME FRAME: Fall 2014

COMMUTE from GCTS: 25 minutes

OTHER: There are plenty of opportunities to serve and see God do amazing things we are just getting started this fall. There is plenty of room for personal, spiritual and professional growth, and to use your abilities and spiritual gifts.

 

CITYLIFE CHURCH (CHESTNUT HILL) - Variety

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

POSITION: Applicants will have an opportunity to serve at our Chestnut Hill campus. Our campus launched in 2011, and so we are a fairly new congregation. Opportunities include: presiding over the service, congregational prayer, assisting with music or sound engineering, pre-service setup, post-service cleanup, welcoming, and ushering.

HOURS: 10 or 20 Hours

FINANCES: Stipend may be available

TIME FRAME: Dates are flexible

COMMUTE: 1 Hour from GCTS

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.

 

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 applicants who are passionate for Christ and are willing to apply what they are learning to a local church context. We are looking for applicants who are interested in helping our church fulfill its mission especially through discipleship, evangelism, and local outreach. Those interested in Asian and Asian-American church contexts especially welcome. There are a variety of ways to serve including but not limited to:

  • Worship: worship leading, preaching, administration
  • Christian Education: children's ministry, youth group
  • Discipleship: leading bible study, counseling
  • Evangelism: local outreach, service projects

HOURS: 10-15 Hours

FINANCIAL: $300-$500 monthly stipend

TIME FRAME: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015

COMMUTE: 45 minutes from GCTS

OTHER: Our church is located in the heart of Brookline Village, which is an urban, vibrant, and multicultural community outside of Boston. We are a 10-year-old church plant, comprised of mostly Asian-American young adults and families seeking to help broken people become wholehearted disciples of Jesus. There are many different opportunities to get involved in the life of our community. We are willing to work with future seminarians to find ways that are most helpful in developing their pastoral skills as well as creating new experiences that will be helpful in their discernment for future ministry.

 

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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.

BOSTON RESCUE MISSION – Various

  • SITE: 39 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02112
  • MENTOR: Lynn Samaan
  • PHONE: 617-482-8819 x1207
  • EMAIL: lsamaan@brm.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.

COMMUTE: 45 – 60 minutes from GCTS (depending on kind of transportation; i.e., car, commuter rail, etc.)
 

DANVERS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE– Youth Ministry

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

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
  • 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 Opportunities

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 – 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.

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

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY – Various

  • SITE: (see below)
  • PHONE: 617-875-8647 (cell)
  • EMAIL: snhope5@yahoo.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.

COMMUTE: Approx. 45 minutes for the monthly gatherings; time will vary for interaction with students on campuses; some of the work can be done on the GCTS campus.

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.