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Boston Cambridge Ministry in Higher Education at MIT

W11-011
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 252-1780
Email: chaplain@mit.edu

Contact Person(s):

Rev. John A. Wuestneck

Organization Description:

BCMHE's chaplaincy at MIT represents the following denominations: United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), the American Baptist Church, and the United Church of Christ. The ministry includes many students from these denominations, as well as students of other backgrounds. Sunday morning worship in the MIT Chapel is a primary gathering place for the Protestant Student Community. The community also meets for study, retreats, brunches, outings and community service projects.

MIT is an international community, and faith development is important for many students. This, alongside the rigorous academic pressures, provides an opportunity to minister in a variety of ways. The students teach each other, both academically and spiritually. The ministry can help students learn which parts of their faith are cultural and which are religious. Both are important ways of determining how we are going to live together in the 21st century.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The student will have the opportunity to use her/his time with Sunday morning worship and a variety of other dimensions of campus ministry depending upon the student's interests and needs.

Commute/Transportation Information:

Red line and #1 bus from Harvard Square.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development

Supervision:

Weekly Supervisory sessions are required, and the student will be supervised by Chaplain John Wuestneck

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: site reimburses

Additional Notes:

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