Field Education Sites

First Parish in Needham

23 Dedham Ave.
Needham, MA 02492
Phone: (781) 444-0823
Web address:

Contact Person(s):


Organization Description:

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.

Commute/Transportation Information:

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.

Additional Information:

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.

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