Field Education Sites

Elder Care Ministries

American Baptist Churches of RI
54 Exeter Rd., P.O. Box 330
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: (401) 294-6318
Fax: (401) 294-7780
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Organization Description:

Elder Care Ministries is a multi-faceted, ecumenical outreach to elders in the RI community. ECM programs work at many levels to support elders in their spirituality, personal development and well-being. Through one-on-one contact with elders and families, training of church volunteers and cooperative work with community agencies and institutions, programs are developed and implemented to meet the needs of older adults.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Interns in this program will have the opportunity to design and implement ministry programs for and with elders. They will work cooperatively with lay people and clergy in local churches, volunteers and chaplains in long-term facilities, and various outreach works and community leaders in RI. Their work will involve developing and coordinating outreach and spiritual growth programs, facilitating workshops and support groups, leading worship, and providing pastoral care for institutionalized elders and their families. Programs available for student involvement include Visitation Ministry, Chaplaincy Services, Grandparents Camp, Simeon’s Ministry (worship in long-term care settings), Spirituality & Creative Arts, Volunteer Services and other programs developed by the student and director. Exposure to culture change in long-term care is also available.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

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


Regularly scheduled weekly sessions for theological reflection with supervisor.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: work study

Additional Notes: A car is required for transportation.

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