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2015-2016
First Congregational Church
26 Central Street
West Boylston
MA
1583
Email
Email: 
zadok@charterinternet.com
Phone
Phone: 
508-835-4462

Site Description

We are a growing, regional, multiple staffed congregation of @400 active adult members with @100 children in our church school. Our worshipping congregation averages @ 200-on Sunday mornings (including children). Theologically, we are unapologetically orthodox, honoring Scripture as the primary source of our authority and knowledge of God. We are Trinitarian Christ centered and proclaim the classical, historic faith of the Ecumenical Church. We are open to new ideas while tending to be relatively traditional in worship style. We deeply value our Ecumenical relationships. The church is in sound financial condition and enjoys a large and well-maintained facility located at the intersection of routes 12 and 140, on the town green.

Stipend Expectation

This site meets the stipend expectation

Student Involvement

We believe we are an excellent setting in which to learn about parish ministry. We offer the opportunity to preach at least 6 times and to participate in worship weekly. Other opportunities include: youth ministry, visitation; both home and hospital. We will provide opportunities to participate in the full range of the church’s life to meet the needs of our student.

Commitment to Educating Ministers

We have a Teaching Parish Committee and our senior pastor, The Reverend Steven Small, serves as the supervisor. The congregation is warm, supportive, and understands that a student comes into our life to learn. This will be our fourth experience as a Teaching Parish we are excited about the opportunity to be a part of a student’s formation and education for ministry. The student will benefit from a multiple staff experience with two pastors on staff and four “pastors in residence”.

Special Considerations

West Boylston is a small, middle to upper income community of about 6000 people and is a northern suburb of Worcester. The Wachusett Reservoir is located partially in West Boylston. Our people work in Worcester and the greater Boston area. Some members commute farther. There is bus service from Worcester to West Boylston, it would however, be necessary for a student to have his/her own transportation.

Comments

The supervisor and senior pastor: Steven Small is a 1981 graduate of Berkshire Christian College and a1984 graduate of Andover-Newton Theological School. He is the co-convener of the National Steering Committee for Confessing Christ. In September of 2011 he will begin his 17th year as our senior pastor. He can be reached at 508-835-4462 ext 11or through his personal email at: stevensmall@fccwb.com.

Contact Information

Steven
Small
Title
Title: 
Senior Pastor
26 Central Street
West Boylston
MA
1583
Phone
Phone: 
508-835-4462 ext 11
Email

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