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First Parish in Needham
An historic and progressive church, transforming itself from a pastoral congregation to a program church under new ministerial leadership. Community outreach, service projects, youth and young adult programs, adult spiritual development, urban-suburban connection, and social action are all being emphasized. 275 adult members and growing, with an average attendance of 135 adults and 85 children/ 25+ in the youth group.
Opportunities for Student Involvement:
Part-time two year internship. CPE a prerequisite. Willingness to undertake youth and young adult ministry preferred.
Needham is accessible by commuter rail from South Station, but access to an automobile would be preferable.
$500.00 for professional expenses.
Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:
- Administration and Program Development
- Denominational Polity
- Pastoral Care and Counseling
- Preaching and Worship
- Religious Education and Spiritual Development
The minister is an experienced internship supervisor, supported by DRE Mark LaPointe and a lay internship committee.
Number of Students: 1
Total Compensation: $8000.00
Type of Compensation: direct pay from site
Additional Notes: Site filled through 2012-2013; site unavailable 2013-2014.