Field Education Sites

First Church of Christ in Lancaster

Town Green
Lancaster, MA 01528
Phone: (978) 365-2427
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Organization Description:

The First Church, gathered in 1653 as the first parish church, is a middle class congregation worshiping in a Bullfinch-designed meeting house. It is fairly traditional in liturgical style, with an active parish life of church suppers, discussion and study groups, and special services such as a Thanksgiving Seder and Epiphany vespers. The project will provide the student with a wide range of experiences in parish ministry in a liberal Christian church.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The student will assist in the adult worship service with an opportunity to preach monthly or on some mutually agreeable schedule, teach an occasional Sunday School class and may negotiate for involvement in other areas of pastoral responsibility. The student's hours per week will include transportation and supervisory sessions. The bulk of his/her time will be on Sundays, with other hours arranged on a mutually convenient schedule. There is a possibility of some denominational involvement in the Boston-Cambridge area as well.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Denominational Polity
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


The student will meet regularly with the minister for discussion and evaluation, with ample consideration of theological rationale for the practice of the student's ministry. The supervisory sessions will be a weekly meeting.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

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