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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Contact Person(s):Rev. Nathan D. Pipho
Good Shepherd is a loving and active parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America seeking to minister faithfully in the midst of a diverse neighborhood. Members are faithful in attending worship (including the Holy Week Triduum) and weekly Wednesday bible study (September-May), praying for each other and the world, and engaging in a variety of social service ministry projects throughout the year - highlighted by a Door-to-Door Neighborhood Food Drive in October. Hospitality and welcome is experienced by worship guests and members take great pride in the parish's Welcome Statement. The site offers the unique experience of an out gay pastor serving in a blue-collar ministry setting.
Opportunities for Student Involvement:
Field Education students at Good Shepherd have the opportunity to preach, teach, participate in worship planning, social ministry projects, Christian Education, and parish administration. Students would find a welcoming place to try new ministry projects and a supportive and encouraging environment to learn and grow.
A car would not be required for this ministry site as we are located just under 1/2 mile from the North Quincy station on the Braintree Red Line T. Due to heavy traffic at times on the Southeast Expressway (I-93 South), the T is often faster than driving even if the student had a car.
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
Weekly supervision sessions between the pastor and the student will be offered. Monthly meetings between the student and a Field Education Committee of members of the congregation will also be offered.
Number of Students: 1
Total Compensation: $4000.00
Type of Compensation: direct pay from site
Additional Notes: Site unavailable 2012-2013.