EGC offers a variety of opportunities to serve the urban community by volunteering at EGC or through one of our ministry partners. Whether you are a minister, student, professional, or part of a church or ministry team, there may be long-term or short-term opportunities available.
If you are interested in any of the following service opportunities at EGC, please contact Jeffrey Murray, Director of Operations, by phone at 617-262-4567 or jmurray [at] egc.org. You can also view a current list of specific internships and volunteer opportunities here.
There are many different ways to volunteer with EGC, whether you're looking for a one-time or on-going opportunity, want to volunteer on-site or off-site, or are interested in volunteering as an individual or with a team. Whatever your needs, interests, and availability are, we would love to find out how we can connect! Contact Jeffrey Murray (contact information above) to see if we may be able to design a position that matches your talents and resources with our mission.
We generally tailor internships to the needs and interests of the prospective intern, and the current needs of the Center. Interns must be committed Christians interested in learning about urban ministry. Our goal is for the internship to be beneficial both to the Center and to the intern. Internships can range from a few weeks to a year or more, and can be part-time or full-time.
Many of our past interns have been involved in helping us understand what God is doing in Boston. They have explored urban youth ministry, leadership development, Christian education, patterns of relationship building and networking. They have gotten to know and written case studies on all kinds of urban churches and ministries.
It is also possible to build an internship around one of our ministries such as Starlight, Haitian ministry (language skills in French/Creole would be helpful), or others. Please see our list of ministries. Sometimes we have placed interns directly with urban churches through the Center.
We generally do not pay interns. However, it could be possible for an intern raise their own support through the Center if that were necessary, and sometimes there are programs that can afford to offer a small stipend. Pending availability, we can also help with housing; some interns stay with EGC staff members, paying a low weekly fee for room and board.
For more information on internships or to receive an application, contact Jeffrey Murray (contact information above). In your e-mail, please provide information about your abilities and interests, academic studies (if appropriate), background and preferred internship opportunity.
Experienced urban pastors or urban ministry workers who wish to visit Emmanuel Gospel Center for more than a week might consider working with us on mutually beneficial studies, consultations, and ministries.
Workers might combine a visit with study at the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Boston campus) for a Master’s degree or a Doctor of Ministry in Urban Studies. Retired workers have also become involved as Research Associates.
Access to our urban ministry library
Daily fellowship and prayer meetings with staff
Consultations with staff as available
Assistance in networking with Boston ministries and churches
Resources from our research department
Employment opportunities at EGC are posted on our home page (under "Latest EGC news, events & information") when they are available. While we are always looking for interns and volunteer help, we currently do not have any open paid staff positions.