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2015-2016
First Baptist Church
111 Park Avenue
Worcester
MA
1609
Email
Email: 
tomm@fbc-worc.org
Phone
Phone: 
508-755-6143
Website

Site Description

First Baptist Church Of Worcester is an American Baptist and ecumenical leader in the city and the state. It has an active membership of 755 people. Its varied programs are led by a professional staff of three full-time ministers and a support staff of six people. The church is active in local social ministries as well as national and international work of the denomination. Theologically, it is liberal, and it is a member of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. It also affiliates with the Alliance of Baptists as well as the MA and National Council of Churches.

Stipend Expectation

This site meets the stipend expectation

Student Involvement

After a long period of not having a field work student, the church is excited about participating in the program as it did years ago. The student involvement is seen as a "General Practitioner" model of ministry. The student will be able to participate in all the pastoral tasks, including worship leadership, pastoral care, visitation, administration, and education.

Commitment to Educating Ministers

The church was at one time very active in the teaching parish program, but for the last 10-15 years has not participated. There are members of the church who have experience serving on the TP committee and are ready to be involved once again. We have not yet selected our TP committee, however, as we are just getting back into the program. The Governing Board, when presented with the proposal to resume our role as a teaching parish, was very enthusiastic and voted unanimously to re-enter the program.

Special Considerations

The Senior Minister, Thomas R. McKibbens, will be the Supervisor. The student who does field work at this site will need transportation. It is not required that the student be an American Baptist.

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Contact Information

Thomas
McKibbens
Title
Title: 
Senior Minister
111 Park Avenue
Worcester
MA
1609
Phone
Phone: 
508-755-6143 ext. 222
Email

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