Worship and Music
Below you will find the most current list of Mentored Ministry Opportunities in the Hamilton Campus area, especially pertaining to Worship & Music Ministry.
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.
SEACOAST COMMUNITY CHURCH - Worship Leader
- SITE: 397 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
- PHONE: 603-828-4139
- MENTOR: Steven Hankins
- WEBSITE: http://www.sccnh.com
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROJECT: Worship Leader:
Works with the Pastor in planning Sunday morning worship (worship is blended using a contemporary praise band)
Coordinates with the technology and media team regarding sound, video, and PowerPoint
Directs the worship team in practice and preparation for corporate worship
Works with the music team in a cooperative effort to draw parishioners to a heartfelt worship
Leads and participates in the worship team using gifts and musical talents
Designs and implements evangelistic venues through music and the arts
Oversees music and media projects as directed by the pasto
HOURS: 10 hours / week
FINANCIAL: Travel expenses and meals covered on a per-diem basis, to be negotiated
TIME FRAME: Project will begin in the summer, May/June-August. This could lead to a permanent opportunity, depending upon the student's desire and fit with the congregation and worship team.
OTHER: We are looking for a male student who is humble, who seeks to glorify God through worship. He should be devoted to Jesus, seeking Him with a whole heart and desires to serve Him. This must be a person who endeavors to be led by the Spirit of God. The candidate must be able to work harmoniously with the pastor and the musicians. He must be a people person. We would like a good lead vocal who can lead the team musically in a blended set using contemporary instruments
SCC is a family. People here genuinely care for one another. They quickly welcome new people to be part of the church family. The person who comes here will experience this love from the people
SCC is a blended congregation with an even cross-section of ages and social backgrounds
COMMUTE: 1 hour from Gordon-Conwell
BETHANY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Music Team Leader
- SITE: PO Box 470407 Brookline, MA 02447
- PHONE: 617.731.7706
- MENTOR: Kevin Manuel
- WEBSITE: www.bethanybrookline.org
- EMAIL: email@example.com
PROJECT: The Music Team Leader will have the opportunity to help cultivate and lead the music ministry of our congregation. There is openness to tailoring the seminarian’s role to provide other ministry experiences as well (e.g., teaching, leading Bible studies, etc.). This person will assist in equipping the music team, selecting music, planning worship services, and leading God’s people in corporate worship.
TIME FRAME: One full school year, at least. Further negotiable. Ideal start time would be Summer 2011…
FINANCIAL: Monthly stipend.
HOURS: 12-15 hours/week
OTHER: Bethany started in 1989 as a vibrant Christian fellowship of college and university students meeting at the Korean Church of Boston; it was chartered as an independent congregation in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2003. Over the last 6 years the congregation has quickly become a family church, with almost 20 children under the age of 10. We worship in a public school auditorium in Brookline, and most midweek ministry happens in members’ homes around the Greater Boston area. We continue to have a significant number of young adults, many of whom serve in one way or another on the Music Team.
Our worship is Christ-centered and ordered by the Word. It includes both traditional and contemporary forms. As a new church we are still discerning our unique identity and mission. We offer seminarians a great opportunity to play a part in nurturing a young church’s ministry and mission, and to be nurtured by the pastor and other leaders in the process.
CHARLES RIVER CHURCH-Worship Leader
- SITE: P.O. Box 320293 Boston, MA 02132
- MENTOR: Josh Wyatt
- PHONE: 978-804-1961
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- DENOMINATION: BCNE
PROJECT: The student will work alongside of lead pastor in worship service planning, experiencing the in and out’s of church planting, leading a team in set up of sound system, and leading a start-up congregation full of new Christians in worship.
HOURS: 10 hrs/wk
TIME FRAME: FALL
OTHER: This church is a young church plant celebrating 1 year on Oct. 17, 2011 with much opportunity to experience the ins and outs of start-up ministry.
COVENANT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Worship Arts Intern
- 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 Worship Arts Intern will have an opportunity to exercise and develop leadership gifts in the areas of worship planning, worship leading, discipleship, team-building, leadership development, and administration. The Worship Arts Intern will work with the Sr. Pastor and Director of Music Ministry in the ongoing work of building a team of worship leaders and a worship brad as our Sunday worship service. There will be ample time for theological reflection on practices of worship in the process. The Intern will have the opportunity to build relationships with you the and adults involved and also have opportunities for disciple-making.
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.
FORESTDALE COMMUNITY CHURCH - Worship Leader
- SITE: 235 Forest St. Malden, MA 02148
- MENTOR: Rev. Paul C. McPheeters
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PHONE: 781-321-1828
PROJECT: The Forestdale Community Church of Malden is looking for a musically gifted Worship Leader to lead our Worship Team for two worship services on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and 11:00am. The ministry involves the coordination and planning of music with the Pastor, and practice one evening every other week to rehearse music for the Sunday worship services.
FINANCIAL: For the 2012 year between $3,800-and $5,000.
TIME FRAME: Per start up times of Mentored Ministry (Sum, Fall, and Spring)
OTHER: We are a community of people seeking to love God, love others, and make disciples as we go. Ideally we would love to have a musician who is looking for a church home during their years in seminary, and not simply looking to fulfill a Mentored Ministry requirement. We would love to have the student become part of our family.
COMMUTE: 30 min.
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH- Worship Internship
- SITE: 45 Central St. Ipswich, MA
- PHONE: 978-356-2010
- DENOMINATION: Baptist
- MENTOR: Rev. Dr. Glenn Prescott
- EMAIL: email@example.com
PROJECT: Immanuel Baptist Church is a small evangelical church in Ipswich, MA, seeking a mentored ministry student interested and gifted in the leading of worship. We are looking for someone creative and gifted in areas such as music and drama. Other pastoral duties and responsibilities would be available as mutually determined.
HOURS: 10 hours / week
FINANCIAL: $100.00 / week stipend
TIME FRAME: Start date January 2011 with ending date to be determined by students mentored ministry commitment
OTHER: Immanuel Baptist Church has a long history of involvement with students from both Gordon College and GCTS.
WINDHAM PRESBYTERIAN- Worship Leader
- SITE: 1 Church Rd. Windham, NH 03087
- PHONE: 603-432-2150
- DENOMINATION: PCUSA
- MENTOR: Jim Stuart
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROJECT: Seeking a male or female Mentored Ministry student who has leadership ability, enthusiasm for worship, musical ability, and the ability to adapt well to new situations. The student will have the opportunity to lead worship in our contemporary service. He/she will also work with the worship committee in planning for future worship services and carrying out the vision of the church in the area of worship, specifically music. He may be able to recruit and develop a praise team and organize rehearsals. He may also participate with the choir in our traditional service. Student does not need to be of the same denomination.
HOURS: 10 hrs.
TIME FRAME: ASAP-We are flexible.
OTHER: Windham Presbyterian Church is a Christ-centered, evangelical church which seeks to be warm and welcoming and offer plenty of opportunities for individuals to grow.
COMMUTE: 45 minutes from GCTS