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
WEBSITE: communitycitychurch.org
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
WEBSITE: eastbaptist.org
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.
FINANCIAL:  None.
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
WEBSITE: www.middleton.org
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]
WEBSITE: www.rugglesbaptistchurch.org
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]
WEBSITE: www.anchorbaychurch.org
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

(Manchester-by-the-Sea)

SITE: 20 School St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
MENTOR: Ryan Ackerman
PHONE: (978) 526-4283
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEBSITE: www.CornerstoneNorthShore.org
DENOMINATION: Baptist
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]
WEBSITE: www.fccoe.org
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]
WEBSITE: citychurchboston.org
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]
WEBSITE: www.ccnh.org
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 (highrockhaverhill.org)
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.

Cornerstone Church of Boston

Director of Community Life

SITE: 41 Berkeley St, Boston MA
PHONE: 978-758-5825
MENTOR: Danny Yoon
DENOMINATION: Evangelical Covenant Church
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEBSITE: cornerstoneboston.org
POSITION: We are looking for a student to serve as the Director of Worship and Community Life. This person will be responsible for overseeing our Sunday worship and production as well as our community life events, which include but are not limited to retreats, all-church fellowship events, newcomer integration gathers, church lunches, holiday celebrations, and fundraisers. We’re looking for someone who is excited to counsel and shepherd members, do leadership development with lay leaders and volunteers, teach/ preach, and oversee our worship services and community life. Discipleship and culture making in worshipful lifestyles will be at the heart of this position. We are looking for someone who is passionate about worshipping God with a holistic life, not just on Sundays at church. We hope this person is teachable, humble, and enjoys working on a team. We’d love someone who loves working with young people as our church has a high population of college students and young working professionals. 
HOURS: 20 hours per week
FINANCIAL: $30 per hour
TIME FRAME: preferably begin in August, but the start date is flexible.
TRAVEL TIME: 45 minutes from GCTS
OTHER: Cornerstone is demographically young (mostly ages 18-35) and majority an Asian congregation. We are a young, energetic, and vibrant church in Boston. We minister to folks in exciting and transitional life stages like college, new to the work force, graduate students, newlyweds, and first-time parents. Students are given freedom to engage in their passions and are encouraged to immerse themselves in the pastoral experience to be well equipped for their future.

First Baptist Church of Melrose

SITE: 561 Main Street Melrose, MA 02176
PHONE: 617-233-7404
MENTOR: Terron Tuckett
DENOMINATION: Baptist
EMAIL: [email protected] 
WEBSITE: www.melrosefbc.org
POSITION: The needed characteristics for the position are faith, imagination, initiative, diligence, hope, and optimism. We seek a male or female seminarian who knows failure. Since we are not a program-centric church, we can craft the position to the person’s gifting and interests. We need a person with new ideas, who recognizes the Gospel never changes but that our means for communicating it are always in flux.
HOURS: 10 hours per week
FINANCIAL: $20 an hour
TIME FRAME: Start date is flexible, September-December, possibly into the Spring semester.
TRAVEL TIME: 30 minutes from GCTS
OTHER: First Baptist Church of Melrose is a historic new England Church that is currently in a revitalization effort. We are a Jesus-centric church. We are a neighborhood- focused church. We are a church that seeks a work of God. Our tenuous future rests upon reaching churchless people, which is beginning to take place but without God’s help, we have no future. Our congregation is diverse theologically and we are growing ethnically diverse as well.

Church in the Cove

Children’s & Youth Ministry 

SITE: 167 Hale St. Beverly, MA 01915
PHONE: 978-579-4344
MENTOR: Greg Carmer
WEBSITE: www.churchinthecove.net 
EMAIL: [email protected] 
POSITION: We are seeking s Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries to lead our efforts to minister to children and adolescents in our church and the broader community. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching and/ or ministering to children, youth, and families, as well as significant experience managing volunteers. This role requires a person who loves children and adolescents and relates well with people of different ages and backgrounds. The Director will work under the director’s supervision of the Paster. Responsibilities include weekly supervision and mentoring meetings, oversee programming for the youth and children, recruit, train and equip volunteers, along with other projects assigned by the Pastor.
HOURS: 15-20 hours per week
FINANCIAL: $20-25/hour.
TIME FRAME: September- May.
TRAVEL TIME: 15 min away from GCTS.
OTHER: We are a small, healthy, and growing congregation of 80 members. We have a nice generational spread with an active group of senior citizens, some mid-life couples and singles and plenty of young families. We have a very robust group of elementary-age children and a great group of young teens. This position affords exposure to and involvement in all aspects of church leadership and ministry. There is opportunity here to be involved in Sunday morning worship, Men’s, or Women’s ministry groups, participate in worship leadership, and offer Christian education events. Church in the Cove is a member of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC). 

Seven Hills Church

SITE: 52 Russel Street Cambridge, MA, 02140
PHONE: 615- 962-3779
MENTOR:  Matthew Owens
WEBSITE: https://sevenhillschurch.org 
EMAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: This is an opportunity to minister to a growing church, with numerous opportunities to love and serve the people of our city. We are looking for a student who loves the Lord and people (both within and outside the church), is humble and teachable, and desiring to work together with a Pastor, staff, and lay leaders for the glory of God and good of our city. 
HOURS: 10 hr/ week
FINANCIAL: Church will pay a stipend or hourly pay, depending on situation
TIME FRAME: September- May.
TRAVEL TIME:  40 min from GCTS
OTHER:  We are a small (around 100) but growing church. In the last year, the church has grown a great deal and the makeup of the church has changed to become more diverse, both in cultural background and age. We are a fun, gracious and loving community, with unique opportunities to serve our cities and neighborhoods, and speak with many people (especially young people) about Jesus. 

First Baptist Church- Wakefield

Church Revitalization

SITE: 1 Church St., Wakefield 
PHONE: 203- 430-5988
MENTOR: Pastor Doug Dry
WEBSITE: http://www.fbcwakefield.org/ 
EMAIL: [email protected] 
POSITION: FBC opens our new worship and ministry center in March 2024, and you can take advantage of this exciting opportunity to serve a community eager for our re-launch! We are searching for an enthusiastic, growing believer in Jesus Christ who is eager to contribute and learn from others. This position will be great for someone with a missional mindset, interested in church revitalization and church planting, who takes the initiative to build bridges and make new connections with our town. Our intern needs to have experience using social media and is a good verbal and written communicator. Our intern will also have opportunities to contribute to weekly worship services (preaching, prayer ministry, music ministry), monthly service projects and leading small group discussions.
HOURS: 10 hr/ week
FINANCIAL: $20/hour, $2400/ semester
TIME FRAME: September- May.
TRAVEL TIME:  30 min from GCTS
OTHER: This position exists for the mutual benefit of First Baptist Church and the intern. First Baptist Church receives an individual who can offer their own set of skills, knowledge, interests, and passions to support and enhance the revitalization of our ministry. In turn, the intern receives the opportunity to learn and practice ministry in a challenging and nurturing environment as the intern continues to clarify their call to ministry.

Linebrook Church 

Variety

SITE: 391 Linebrook Road, Ipswich MA 01938
PHONE: 630- 668-1603
MENTOR: Laura Miguelez Quay
WEBSITE: linebrook.org
EMAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: We are committed to serving Christ’s Church and are excited for an opportunity to work with a seminary student to serve His Kingdom. This ministry focus will be upon adults. There will be opportunities to preach, lead in Adult Education, do Pastoral Care, Outreach/ Missions and to do all of these in close conjunction with the Pastor. The student should plan on being part of the Linebrook Church family- not by membership, but by involvement with adult ed and worship, visitations, the occasional special event- during the time that s/he is serving. We’re also happy to help students develop any gifts or interests they might like to explore. We are looking for a student who has a love for Jesus Christ, a love for Christ’s church, a love for God’s word and holds a belief in its inerrancy. Ideally, but not required, web design and maintenance skills. 
HOURS: 10 hr/ week
FINANCIAL: $20/hour
TIME FRAME: September- May.
TRAVEL TIME:  20 min from GCTS
OTHER: Linebrook is essentially a house church with about 12 who worship on a regular basis. Most of its members are 60 and older. Worship style is traditional using hymnals along with some contemporary music. This family loves and is committed to our gracious and loving Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and one another. A seminarian will have a unique opportunity to experience church -family life in an intimate, warm, accepting setting while sharpening his/her ministry skills in preaching, teaching, visitation, and outreach.

Middle Street Baptist Church 

Pastoral Variety

SITE: 18 Court Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
PHONE: 603- 205-4993
MENTOR: Chris Dunaway
WEBSITE: www.middle.st
EMAIL: [email protected]
POSITION: Our church has grown significantly in the past year, meaning a mentee would have a real opportunity to engage and contribute to the life of our church family. Tasks that the mentee might participate in are, but not limited to, preaching once or twice a semester, visiting homebound folks, sitting in on Leadership team meetings, possibly help with children’s/ youth ministry (if desired), and leading a small discipleship cohort. Their work will leave fingerprints on us for years to come. We are looking for a student who is interested in or open to a small church ministry, preferably in New England. Our church is undergoing a surprising revitalization recently, so we may be especially well-suited for a student who is interested in revitalization. The student should be open to a variety of experiences, since in all small organizations (and especially in small churches) pastors wear a variety of hats.  
HOURS: 10 hr/ week
FINANCIAL: NA
TIME FRAME: January 2024 and on if it’s a good fit.
TRAVEL TIME:  50 min from GCTS
OTHER: Middle Street Baptist Church is a 200-year-old church that in many ways, feels like a new church plant. We are a family-oriented church, multi-generational (ages 1-103), with a building situated five minutes (walking) from a vibrant downtown Portsmouth, NH. We have experienced surprising growth since the COVID-19 pandemic. Our children’s ministry is thriving, we just re-started a middle school youth group, and our members are engaging in and starting various discipleship groups.

Rockport Baptist Church 

Variety

SITE: 4 High Street, Rockport , MA 01966
PHONE: 978-546-6121
MENTOR: Matthew Wington
WEBSITE: FirstBaptistRockport.org
EMAIL: [email protected] 
POSITION: We pray to find a student who loves Jesus and people! Over the last decade Rockport Baptist Church has experienced an exciting season of renewal and growth. The congregation is deeply involved in the larger Cape Ann community and focuses on presenting the gospel effectively in a post-Christian environment.  
HOURS: 10 hrs/ week
FINANCIAL: The church will offer a competitive and negotiable hourly wage for this position while the student remains a seminary student.
TIME FRAME: Start date is flexible for the student.
TRAVEL TIME:  20 min from GCTS
OTHER: Rockport Baptist is one of the oldest gospel centered churches on Boston’s North Shore.

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