Youth

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.

TRINITY COVENANT CHURCH – Youth Ministry & Variety (Intern)

POSITION: TCC is seeking a seminary intern to lead our Sunday morning and evening youth group gatherings in partnership with two active adult volunteers, as well as youth outreach events and 2-3 annual retreats. We seek an intern with a vibrant faith who can relate to junior and senior high school youth and their questions, issues and passions. An energetic and engaging personality and genuine commitment to youth ministry is desired. Ability to cooperate as a team player is needed.

HOURS: 10 - 12 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: $ 20 per hour.

TIME FRAME: Fall 2017-Spring 2018.

TRAVEL TIME: 45 minutes from GCTS.

OTHER: Trinity Covenant Church is a faithful, loving church family in the process of revitalization. The student intern will be mentored in all aspects of pastoral ministry, including preaching, teaching, worship leading, small group leadership and administration.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF ESSEX - Youth Pastor

  • 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: This is a part-time youth ministry position. The youth pastor will lead, coordinate and facilitate the weekly, monthly and annual events for the middle and high school students in our church family and community. More position details available upon request.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCES: Stipend of $150 per week.

TIME: Will begin Fall 2017.

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 church seeking to discern how to grow in outreach and fruitfulness.

TRAVEL TIME: 8-10 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

CHRIST THE REDEEMER ANGLICAN CHURCH - Youth Intern

POSITION: We seek an intern to work with our Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries to plan and lead weekly youth gatherings with large and small groups, and engage in contact work with youth during the week.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCES: $300 per month stipend  (with Fall-Spring commitment).

TIME: Fall 2017-Spring 2018.

OTHER: Anglican denominational affiliation not required. Regular participation in Sunday worship is expected.
 
TRAVEL TIME: 15 minutes from GCTS.

GRACE CHAPEL - NextGen Ministry Intern

  • SITE: 59 Worthen Road, Lexington, MA 02421
  • PHONE: (781) 862 – 6499; (210) 867 - 3613
  • MENTOR: Rev. Dr. Ruthie Seiders
  • EMAIL: rseiders@grace.org
  • WEBSITE: www.grace.org
  • DENOMINATION: Non-denominational

POSITION: We are looking for a confident and teachable self-starter to serve as an intern for our NextGen (Middle and High school) Ministry. The intern will work alongside the NextGen pastor and the Directors of Children’s Ministry, as well as the Student Ministry, to minister to children, students, their families, and the wider congregation of faith parents who are investing themselves as teachers, caregivers and small group leaders. He/she will lead in programming, training and retreats, teaching, contact work, staff meetings, building relationships with parents and leaders, and hospital visitation. The intern will be able to serve the main Lexington campus, as well as other smaller campuses.

HOURS: 10 - 12 hours per week; Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. 

FINANCES: Minimum wage for hours worked. 

TIME: Fall 2016; Spring 2017; Summer 2017 – flexible. 

OTHER: Grace Chapel Student Ministries is passionate about helping students understand how much God cares for them! When a person is known and cared for, they have the freedom to be their true selves. Each week at our Middle and High School student ministries, students gather from all over the region, finding a real sense of belonging that comes from real community.

TRAVEL TIME: 20 - 30 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

TRINITARIAN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Student Ministries Intern

POSITION:  We are seeking a student with at least 3-5 years of youth ministry experience, a consistent devotional time, and a life of integrity in pursuit of personal holiness to come serve as our Student Ministries Program intern. Responsibilities will include leading weekly middle school small group bible studies, leading high school bible studies, contact work with small group participants, preaching once a month in the Sunday Morning Student Ministries Worship service and creating a corresponding small group discussion guide, and planning and executing special monthly events.   

HOURS: 10 - 12 Hours per week.

FINANCES: $500 per month. 

TIME: August 2016 – August 2017.   

OTHER: We are an evangelical, congregational church, established in Wayland, MA, back in 1828. Our church family mainly consists of residents from the MetroWest area, and we gather every Sunday morning at 9:30 am and 11 am. Our Student Ministries Program, made up of about 50 middle and high school students, holds a student-led worship service on Sunday mornings, high school small groups on Sunday afternoons and middle school small groups on Wednesday evenings, among other weekly and monthly events such as multiple mission trips and retreats.

TRAVEL TIME: 45 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

SEA ROAD CHURCH - Youth

POSITION: We are seeking a student that possesses competence, calling, character, conviction, and chemistry to serve the youth of Sea Road Church. Responsibilities can include discipling students, developing and enhancing our current youth R & D (relationships & discipleship), training volunteer leaders, matching up mature believers in mentoring relationships, working alongside Young Life Kennbunks, coordinating monthly events for Sea Road students 6th – 12th, and preaching.

Interested students, please contact the following GCTS students:

Rene Bezerra: rdmb1512@gmail.com (910) 381 – 3196  or Tom Trask: tom.m.trask@gmail.com.

HOURS: 10 - 15 Hours per week.

FINANCES: Free apartment, housing on site (1 Bedroom, living room, kitchen, full bath apartment.) Stipend can be discussed.

TIME: Beginning in May 2016 (Summer Semester) with at least two years commitment. Starting date is flexible; ideal start would be in May 2016, but open to starting in September, 2016. Potential for staff placement after graduation. 

OTHER: We are a growing church that has been undergoing revitalization for the past 5 years. Our mission is to Exalt, Engage, Equip, and Extend. We are seeking to equip, empower, and mobilize the church body for local mission to our community. We want to introduce people to Jesus and help them grow into the fullness of Christ and multiply.

TRAVEL TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes from Gordon-Conwell. (70 Miles)

TRINITY EVANGELICAL CHURCH - Youth Worship

POSITION: We are looking for teachable and genuine followers of Christ with a love for the youth. Responsibilities can include leading worship for youth, teaching in youth service and small groups, organizing events, and developing student leaders.

HOURS: 10 - 15 Hours per week.

FINANCES: Stipend negotiable.

TIME: January – April, although the individual and stipend can begin whenever they choose.

OTHER: Trinity Evangelical Church is a diverse, multi-generational, family-oriented congregation of about 600 – 700 people. We love God and our community, are committed to the Scripture, and will be celebrating our 200th anniversary in the next couple of years!

TRAVEL TIME: 30 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

WATERTOWN EVANGELICAL CHURCH - Youth

  • SITE: 182 Arlington Street, Watertown, MA 02451
  • MENTOR: Calvin W. Choi
  • PHONE: (978) 998-5854
  • EMAIL: praisechrist@hotmail.com
  • WEBSITE: www.watertownevangelicalchurch.org

POSITION: We are looking for applicants who have a heart for youth and a capacity for compassion and team-building. Responsibilities include leading the Sunday youth group Bible study and activities, occasional preaching at the adult worship service and participation in fellowship and special events with church members. The position is open to male applicants, only.

HOURS: 10-12 Hours/week

FINANCIAL: A weekly stipend.

TIME FRAME: Start date is for Summer, 2015.

OTHER: Watertown Evangelical Church is a biblically-based, independent, non-denominational church in the heart of Watertown, Massachusetts. We are a culturally diverse body that seeks to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. Our Sunday Morning Worship Service features solid Bible teaching and contemporary music which incorporates some of the great hymns of our faith. We are starting a youth ministry with about 4 boys so far.

COMMUTE: 40 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH HAMPTON FALLS - Youth Intern

  • SITE: 3 Lincoln Ave Hampton Falls, NH 03844
  • MENTOR: Kenneth G. Lawrence
  • PHONE: 603-926-3724 ext. 202
  • EMAIL: klawrence@hffbc.org
  • WEBSITE: www.hffbc.org

POSITION: The church in Hampton Falls is an American Baptist Church on the seacoast of  New Hampshire, just off Route 95. The congregation is serious about their faith, serious about the understanding and application of Scriptures, and serious about the opportunity to build the church. We are looking for a GCTS student interested in gaining ministry experience while serving on the ministry team working with our Senior High youth group. The ideal candidate should have spiritual gifts in the area of teaching, administration, and shepherding. The youth mentor will have opportunities for teaching, mentoring, and planning. We are proposing regular meetings with the pastoral staff in order to discuss ministry issues.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: $11/hour, plus reimbursement for up to 60 miles/week at current IRS rate.

TIME FRAME: To begin Fall 2015. While we are willing to fit the Mentored Ministry into any semester, we intend for the candidate to become involved in our church family from September through June as much as possible.

OTHER: We are hoping that the ministry candidate will see this opportunity as more than just a mentored assignment. We will coordinate meals in the homes of church families on Sunday after worship. We have two worship services on Sunday, both blended in worship style. We currently have 40+ students in our Junior and Senior High youth group, adult mentors, and a Pastor of Student Ministry overseeing the entire program.

COMMUTE: 45 minutes from Gordon-Conwell, just off Route 95.

GRACE CHAPEL WILMINGTON - Youth Volunteer

  • SITE: 128 West St., Wilmington, MA 01887
  • MENTOR: Adam Rowe
  • PHONE: (916) 899-8177
  • EMAIL: arowe@grace.org
  • WEBSITE: http://www.grace.org/wilmington

POSITION: We are looking for motivated Gospel-driven individuals who are interested in working alongside our Wilmington Student Ministry Director in implementing a new youth ministry model at our 4-year-old campus. They will be part of a larger youth team, but have the opportunity to do relational ministry in a smaller campus setting. Individuals will be given opportunities to creatively plan and coordinate programs, teach, and develop future programs.

HOURS: 10 hours / week

FINANCIAL: None

TIME FRAME: Fall - Spring

OTHER: Grace Chapel is a Non-denominational multi-campus church in the greater Boston area. We are breaking new ground in multi-campus ministry for New England and excited to find young leaders with a passion for the Gospel who will help us advance the Kingdom in this new era. You will have the opportunity to be a part of the larger staff at Grace Chapel and have an impact on what is happening here.

TRAVEL TIME: 35 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH - Youth Intern

  • SITE: 173 Church St. Wilmington, MA 01887
  • MENTOR: Ron Grimley
  • PHONE: (978) 658-8584
  • EMAIL: ron@ablifechurch.org
  • WEBSITE: www.ablifewilmington.org

POSITION: We are looking for students who have a passion for teens and the ability to relate to them well. The goal is to further develop and implement a youth ministry at Abundant Life. There will be times of worship, teaching, outreach, service projects, and fun built into the schedule resulting in our teens growing in their love for God and others. Our desire is to have an annual mission trip for the youth as well. Depending on the person’s interests, Sunday morning involvement may include sharing morning announcements and preaching periodically.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: Can be discussed.

TIME FRAME: Fall - Spring.

OTHER: We belong to the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. We average about 120 people at our worship service and stress the value of small groups. The Abundant Life Church School (K-8) and Learning Center (pre-school) is an on-site ministry that we have as well.

TRAVEL TIME: 35 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

DANVERS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE – Youth Ministry Intern

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: 10 - 15 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: Expense reimbursements as provided in existing student ministry budget.

TIME FRAME: Ongoing

OTHER: 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. We are looking for a student with a call and giftings for student ministry; loves young people; passionate for outreach; is in agreement with our statement of faith; a humble teachable spirit; and demonstrates effective relational and communication skills with students, parents, and staff.

COMMUTE: 20 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

AUSTIN SQUARE BAPTIST CHURCH – Young People's Ministry Director

  • SITE: 10 Keslar Ave., Lynn, MA  01905
  • PHONE: 781-598-4132
  • MENTOR: Rev. Dr. Steven P. Wilfert
  • WEBSITE: www.austinsquare.com
  • DENOMINATION: Reformed Baptist

POSITION: We are seeking a young man of God (and spouse, if appropriate) to utilize his gifts in bringing our Youth Group teens and those in our younger children’s program to a better understanding of who they are in Christ. The responsibilities of the Youth Director include training and supervising other youth leaders, teaching and discipling teens, coordinating recreational outings, and chaperoning social events, all with the direct guidance of the Senior Pastor. Other mentored opportunities include preaching, leading in worship, teaching, visitation, and getting involved in community outreach. This would be a great way to build your ministry resume. Regular attendance at worship and fellowship events is expected.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: Negotiable.

TIME FRAME: Ongoing.

OTHER: We are a suburban/urban church in Lynn, MA with a congregation of 150, emphasizing the ministry of the Word. We teach the doctrine of sovereign grace and seek to do all things to the glory of God. All ages are represented, with new members coming from West Africa, Cambodia, and Haiti. Special programs in the church include Praise Team, Mission trips, and service projects to our urban community. We also work with a Cambodian church and Spanish-speaking, El Salvadorian congregation that meet in our building.

TRAVEL TIME: 22 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

BYFIELD PARISH CHURCH- Youth Ministry and Church “Re-planting”

POSITION: The current position is part of our youth ministry team. There is a great team of young folks committed to the youth ministry, look for one or more Seminarians as they transition from young married folks without children to having children of their own. The vision is to identify a cadre of mentored ministry students who will catch our vision for re-planting churches, beginning first in youth work and then adding other areas of training and exposure as the years of seminary continue. Responsibilities will include attending the High School (HS) Sunday school class (9:00 AM- 10:15 AM) and helping to lead and facilitate discussion;attending weekly HS small group Bible study; preparing and leading weekly Bible Study once a month; and being “assigned” three (3) students of the same sex to mentor.

FINANCIAL: $1500 per semester paid in three installments.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

OTHER: Byfield Parish is an evangelical UCC church. This position provides a blended worship service and programming for all ages. There are four GCTS certified mentors in the church that can provide a full spectrum of mentoring and exposure to ministry over the course of your time at GCTS. Seeking student’s who are committed follower of Jesus Christ, looking to grow in faith in him. The student must be teachable and willing to explore numerous ministry opportunities. The church wants team players who want to invest in young people.

TIME FRAME: Entire school year (hopefully longer).

COMMUTE: 20 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

CAPE NEDDICK BAPTIST CHURCH- YOUTH MINISTRY

  • SITE: 34 River Rd, Cape Neddick, ME 03902
  • PHONE: 207-363-3566
  • DENOMINATION: ABC/USA
  • MENTOR: Rev. Donald Nelson

PROJECT: We are seeking someone to assist with teaching Sunday and Vacation Bible School; planning and leading youth meetings and events; preaching, reading Scripture during worship service;children’s message; offering pastoral prayer and assisting with communion to the homebound.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: hourly pay; travel allowance; ministry miles

TIME FRAME: School year.

OTHER: We seek someone with the characteristics for Passion for Jesus Christ; loving/nurturing; outgoing, honest; self-controlled. Someone who is sensitive to the cultures of the church and the community.  Someone who is well developed habits of prayer and Bible study, accountability; available, approachable, and encouraging to youth. The church is a small, loving, Bible-based congregation committed to serving out youth and to nurturing a relationship with Jesus.

TRAVEL TIME: 1 hour from Gordon-Conwell.

CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY - YOUTH MINISTRY

  • SITE: 45 Howard Street, Northborough, MA 01532
  • PHONE: 508-393-3146
  • EMAIL: lencowan@churchofthenativity.org
  • DENOMINATION: Episcopal
  • MENTOR: Rev. Len Cowan

POSITION: The position’s focus is on working with a team of youth and adult parishioners to facilitate their ministry with youth in grades 5-12. The youth ministry coordinator will: Train and develop youth leaders,
provide youth leaders pastoral and spiritual support and education, develop a program for youth who seek to become disciples, focusing on a deeper life with God, pursuing the parish, mission, vision and way of life, teach and encourage youth and leaders to develop a personal way of life through small group, bible study, personal devotions, outreach, etc. and work with the youth choir director and children’s and family minister to coordinate quarterly gatherings of children, youth and family ministry leaders for scheduling, updating, and vision-casting.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: $10 per hour.

TIME FRAME: Fall - Spring (with possibility of summer)

OTHER: The applicant must: be a baptized Christian who prays, worships, evidencing the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit (the student does not have to be an Episcopalian), have a passion and gifting for youth and for ministry with youth and adults who have a similar passion, including an awareness of contemporary youth culture, have experience in church youth ministry and views it as a core part of the life of a local parish, be able to communicate well with youth and adults, including providing written materials for parish communications, and be able to conduct his or her life and ministry in accordance with the teachings of the Bible, the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, and the policies of the Church of the Nativity.

TRAVEL TIME: 75 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

GREATER BOSTON KOREAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – Youth Ministry

  • SITE: 1418 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • PHONE: 781-504-6130
  • DENOMINATION: KAPC
  • MENTOR: Dr. Haksoo Kim
  • EMAIL: gbfkpc@hotmail.com

POSITION: We are seeking a male or female student intern who is preferably bilingual in English and Korean to be in charge of our Sunday school and children’s ministry.  We are also looking for a youth pastor for our youth group.  The student will have the opportunity to plan and coordinate the Sunday worship and Bible study classes for our children or the youth group.  A talented student may be asked to lead our praise activities as well.  Student need not be of the same denomination.

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: $200 per month.

TIME FRAME: To begin as soon as possible.

OTHER: We are a small reformed Presbyterian church (Korean-American Presbyterian Church).  Our ministry focuses on evangelism and spiritual growth, with a passion for world mission.  The church is fourteen years old and it is currently in the process of rebuilding.

TRAVEL TIME: 45 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.

PEOPLE’S A.M.E. Church - Youth and Young Adults Coalition

  • SITE: 285 Commandants Way Suite 8, Chelsea, MA
  • MENTOR: Rev. Sandra G. Whitley
  • PHONE: 617-336-7177
  • EMAIL: peoplesame2012@gmail.com
  • DENOMINATION: African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E)

POSITION: We recently implemented a ministry to reach youth and young adults in the church and community. This ministry project is awaiting an energetic, enthusiastic and “God is the limit” student to serve as ministry leaders for the male and female young people. The leader will implement the ministry designed for the youth, young adults in and out of the church.  

HOURS: 10 hours per week.

FINANCIAL: To Be Determined. 

TIME FRAME: Fall and Spring.

OTHER: This church models Christian character, is committed to the work of ministry and service for the Lord Jesus Christ, and desires to work with young people from all walks of life, experiences and cultures.  

TRAVEL TIME: 36 - 45 min from Gordon-Conwell.