General Pastoral Ministry & Variety

Below you will find the most current list of Mentored Ministry Opportunities in the Hamilton Campus area, especially pertaining to General Pastoral Ministry opportunities as well as positions exhibiting 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.

Community City Church

SITE: 150 Cross St. Malden MA, 02148
PHONE: (508) 331-4111
MENTOR: Edwin Menon
DENOMINATION: Evangelical Covenant Church
EMAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: Community City Church wants to give students preparing for ministry the opportunity to put into practice what they are learning in real ministry settings/ life/ leadership.  The Lead Pastor Edwin Menon has skills in leadership, communication, and discipleship.  He is looking forward to serving the next generation of ministry leaders and is looking for students who want to learn to be better followers of Jesus who want to help others to better follow Jesus.  Ministry is not easy, however an internship with Community City Church will give students the tools to grow in their leadership, character, and impact for God.
HOURS: 10-20 hrs/week
FINANCIAL: A stipend will be given to the student as well as a pastoral ministry budget that will allow them to meet with people for meetings, counseling visits…etc.
TIME FRAME: Rolling admissions
TRAVEL TIME: 40 minutes from GCTS.
OTHER: We are a multigenerational church that ministers to a city that is ethnically and socioeconomically diverse.  We strive to be healthy and transformed disciples of Jesus and emphasize that in our church culture.  Since our goal is to reach unchurched and dechurched people, we are frequently serving the city that we reside in as we earn trust and build deeper relationships with our neighbors.  These relationships then become avenues to love people and share the hope that we have in Jesus as we walk with them.  We want to equip and empower followers of Jesus to lead and do the work of ministry and then unleash them to go change the world with Jesus.  We welcome you to be on mission with us in Malden.

East Baptist Church

SITE: 300 Wester Ave, Lynn, MA 01904
PHONE: 781-592-1764
DENOMINATION: Independent Baptist Church
MENTOR: Kevin Adams
E-MAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: East Baptist is a cross-cultural community founded on the Word of God and located in historic Lynn, MA. Ministry opportunities at East Baptist include teaching, preaching, pastoral ministry, youth and children’s ministry, a/v and media ministry, and local and international missions.
HOURS: 10 hours per week.
TIME FRAME:  Open for all semesters.
COMMUTE FROM GCTS: 25 minutes.
PAST STUDENT TESTIMONIAL: I love being a part of EBC’s multi-generational, multicultural family. Rev. Kev was a wonderful mentor, and in my time on staff at East Baptist, I had many opportunities to serve and grow spiritually for which I am deeply grateful. Valerie Ting Osterbrock, M.Div (2014); TH.M (2015)

Middleton Congregational Church

Various Opportunities for Multiple Students

SITE: 66 Maple St (Rt 62), Middleton MA, 15 miles from GCTS
PHONE: 978-774-3788
DENOMINATION: Voting to join the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference in January 2021
MENTOR: Rev. Dr. Robert Leroe
EMAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: We’re here to help provide relevant, real-world experiences to equip seminarians for future ministry.  We have opportunities for ministry in worship leading, teaching Bible studies, working with our Teen Group, Nursing Home ministry, community interaction, learning how to do baptisms, funerals, weddings, confirmation, conduct counseling, serve Communion, run meetings, plan preaching schedules, etc.  Our goal is to tailor the experience to the student’s needs and career goals.
While most ministry is task-oriented (as opposed to time-oriented), we would anticipate participation is weekly worship, Christian Education-activities, mentoring sessions, community ecumenical events, possible nursing home services and some interaction with our teens. The student should be creative, flexible, enthusiastic, ecumenical yet conservative. Musical ability is a plus.
HOURS: 10 hours per week.
FINANCES: Stipend of $200 per month.
TIME FRAME: Flexible and up to the seminarian
TRAVEL TIME: 25 minutes from Gordon Conwell.
OTHER: We are an evangelical church with a rich history of serving our community by proclaiming the Gospel message in word and deed. The vision of Middleton Congregational Church is to provide, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the most relevant, engaging, accessible and loving (REAL) presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through congregational Christian worship, discipleship and service; so that the people of God might be equipped to share that Gospel with the world.
Note: Pastor Leroe is available to anyone interested in the military or civilian chaplaincies.  He is a retired Army Chaplain (LTC) and former Chaplaincy Endorser for the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

Ruggles Baptist Church

Worship, Preaching, Young Adults (Variety)

SITE: 874 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215
PHONE: (617) 266 – 3633
MENTOR: Pastor Larry Showalter
EMAIL: Whitney Cahan at [email protected]
POSITION: We are looking for students who are passionate about ministry in a young, diverse and urban environment. Our historic church is located in Boston, surrounded by Boston University and within walking distance of more than five other colleges and universities. The candidate(s) will receive one-on-one mentoring and training from an experienced pastor and staff team (all Gordon-Conwell graduates!), and get direct hands-on ministry experience in a big-city context. Opportunities for growth may include orchestrating the Sunday morning services, preaching, worship, mid-week community groups, and assisting with pastoral care concerns. Additionally, the candidate(s) will have opportunities to observe the elder and church council meetings, which will be valuable experience for leading in a local church.
HOURS: 10-15 hours per week.
FINANCES: A small weekly stipend is available.
TIME: Flexible (1-year commitment is preferred, but not necessary.)
TRAVEL TIME: 40-45 minutes from Gordon-Conwell.
OTHER: We are seeking male or female students who are committed to the local church and are teachable, willing to learn and submit to pastoral leadership, and are willing to be fully committed to the life and community of Ruggles Baptist Church

Anchor Bay Church

(Formerly Highrock North Shore)

SITE: 10 Dane St, Beverly, MA 01915
MENTOR: Brynn Harrington, Lead Pastor
PHONE: (978) 922-4325
EMAIL: [email protected]
DENOMINATION: Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC)
POSITION: Anchor Bay: Cultivate is an internship process created to be enriching for both the intern and the church. We desire a learning experience that is more than simply meeting requirements. We enjoy tailoring internships around interests, vocational goals, and dreams of our individual students. Interns may try a variety of ministry opportunities in the hope that they will work closely with the pastoral team, learning through experience and conversation. Anchor Bay: Cultivate is a two-semester process that seeks to orient interns to staff culture; to encourage personal, professional, and spiritual growth; and to discern together about future vocational callings. We are fully egalitarian, both women and men are welcome to serve at our church. 
HOURS: 10 hours per week; involvement may fluctuate depending on ministry season.
FINANCIAL: Volunteer position.
TIME FRAME: Flexible; Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
TRAVEL TIME [from GCTS]: 13 minute drive.
OTHER: Our church’s vision is “Transformation through loving Jesus, serving neighbors, and celebrating life.” We value personal transformation through connecting with God, and community restoration through justice and mercy work. Our church model is highly relational, and we place a great deal of emphasis on relational process and emotional health. We seek students who are eager to build community within the church and serve the greater community beyond the church. We value radically local missions and serving our North Shore Neighbors; we consider our primary parish to be Beverly, Salem, and Marblehead. 

Cornerstone Church


SITE: 20 School St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
MENTOR: Ryan Ackerman
PHONE: (978) 526-4283
EMAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: We are looking for male students of Baptist denomination who are humble, flexible, teachable and enthusiastic about local church ministry. We would be particularly blessed by students who have a heart for planting and revitalizing New England churches. Opportunities include teaching and leading groups, youth and children’s ministry, being a part of the praise band, leading outreach efforts, accompanying leaders in counseling and shepherding moments, leading Sunday morning worship, preaching, leadership meetings and vision discussions, and being connected to larger church planting and revitalization movements within New England.
HOURS: 10-15 hours per week.
FINANCIAL: $2,000 stipend per year.
TIME FRAME: Preferably year round; but flexible to students’ schedule and time needs.
TRAVEL TIME [from GCTS]: 10 minute drive.
OTHER: Cornerstone Church is an evangelical, theologically reformed, baptistic church that is passionate about proclaiming Jesus, building up the faithful, and reaching the lost. Our ministry team welcomes students in on the exciting journey of seeking the Lord, shaping a fresh gospel-saturated culture in an historic New England church, working to reach our community, and building robust discipleship. We also desire to be used of God to help prepare future ministry leaders for greater kingdom work.

First Congregational Church

of Essex

SITE: PO Box 275, 39 Main St, Essex, MA
MENTOR: Rev. Tim Ziegenhals
PHONE: (978) 471-9622 (cell); (978) 768-7855 (work)
EMAIL: [email protected]
DENOMINATION: Congregational
POSITION: Exposure to all areas of pastoral ministry, according to the student’s need and experience. Areas include teaching to all ages, administration, visitation, preaching, worship leading and pastoral care. We are looking for students who are relational and have a love for Jesus and others. Must be teachable and flexible, have a sense of humor, and not be afraid to fail.
HOURS: 10 hours per week.
FINANCIAL: Stipend of $500 for the academic year.
TIME FRAME: Flexible.
TRAVEL TIME [from GCTS]: 8-10 minute drive.
OTHER: We are a welcoming and multi-generational community.  We are a model of church revitalization with fresh assessment taking place for how to grow in outreach and fruitfulness.

The Shepherd’s Church

Pastoral Intern

SITE:10 Jean Ave #12 Chelmsford MA, 01824
PHONE: (978) 304-6265
MENTOR: Kendall Lankford
DENOMINATION: non- Denomination Reformed
EMAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: We have an opening for a male who is looking to go into pastoral ministry and is passionate about getting connected to God mission through holy living, serving as elders, and planting God-glorifying churches. We want to be a blessing to motivate godly men who want to see Jesus’ Kingdom established in New England.
HOURS: 10 hours per week
FINANCIAL: Not Applicable
TIME FRAME: This is an ongoing process for someone who are looking to find a church home and labor towards planting more God- glorifying churches in the area.
TRAVEL TIME: 45-50 minutes
OTHER: Our church is a Biblical, reformed, regulates, confessional, covenantal, complementarian, post- millennial, pedo-baptistic church that wants to see the kingdom of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ reign in New England and beyond.

City Church Boston

Pastoral Intern

SITE: 161 Harvard Ave #3 Allston Boston, MA 02134
PHONE: (857) 549-9487
MENTOR: David W. Hill
DENOMINATION: Newfrontiers/ Non-denominational
EMAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: We are looking to equip and give real life ministry experience to individuals explaining and training for their pastoral calling. We are committed to helping people follow the way of Jesus in the city of Boston in a small, multicultural church setting.
HOURS: 16-20 hours per week
FINANCIAL: $15-20/ hour
TIME FRAME: September- April.
TRAVEL TIME: 45 minutes
OTHER: Looking for a student who is comfortable in multicultural settings. Committed to growing in ways of Jesus and spiritual formation. Interested in urban ministry including racial reconciliation, community service, and urban theology and apologetics. Able and wanting to grow in ability to teach and preach.

Christ’s Church of Amherst

Various Opportunities

SITE: 58 Amherst Rd. Amherst, NH
PHONE: (603) 273-2910
MENTOR: Pastor John Nuxoll
DENOMINATION: Non-denominational
EMAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: We can facilitate a wide range of experiences depending on student interest and calling. Currently, we have special opportunities to work with teams and teachers as we invest, expand, and develop our children’s programs, but we also have opportunities to work with outreach, youth, small groups, etc. Our church is warm, inviting, very hospitable, hungry for outreach and open to learning and trying new things.
HOURS: 15 hours per week (flexible)
FINANCIAL: No wage available currently but will look to future budgets and could offer possible housing arrangement based on circumstances.
TIME FRAME: September- April.
TRAVEL TIME: 45 minutes
OTHER: Looking for a student who is comfortable in multicultural settings. Committed to growing in ways of Jesus and spiritual formation. Interested in urban ministry including racial reconciliation, community service, and urban theology and apologetics. Able and wanting to grow in ability to teach and preach.

Haverhill Commons Covenant Church

Pastoral Intern

SITE: 17 Newcomb Street, Haverhill MA
PHONE: 573-268-9921
MENTOR: Pastor Matt Webel
DENOMINATION: Evangelical Covenant Church
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEBSITE: Highrock Church Haverhill | Home (
POSITION: We are a 4 yr. old church plant in a mixed urban city looking to serve and expand God’s kingdom. We really want to give seminary students a chance to learn and grow in an active ministry context. The pastoral staff intern would serve in a variety of pastoral capacities. We affirm women in all aspects of pastoral teaching and leadership and are eager to provide a female candidate with consistent preaching opportunities. This is a unique opportunity to explore a role as a future lead pastor, planting pastor or associate pastor.  Call Pastor Matt (a GCTS grad) with questions and/or for an interview.  Open to Non-MDiv. Students, as well.
HOURS: 10-15 hours per week
FINANCIAL: $20 per hour
TIME FRAME: Flexible
TRAVEL TIME: 30-40 minutes from GCTS
OTHER: Haverhill Commons is a part of the Evangelical Covenant denomination. We are a collaborative team open to creative new ways to embody the gospel. We value curiosity, creativity, humility, authenticity, hospitality, courage, and solidarity with those who suffer. We are closely connected to local needs, specifically our local Department of Children and Families, L’Arche North Boston, Fostering Hope new England, and we have founded a Book Buddy Program with our public schools.

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