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North Scituate Baptist Church
619 West Greenville Road
PO Box 427
North Scituate
401 647-3238

Site Description

North Scituate Baptist Church, an American Baptist Church, is located in the village of North Scituate R.I. approximately ten miles west of Providence, RI. The oldest church in the town of Scituate, it was incorporated in 1835 with the present sanctuary built in 1865. Scituate is a beautiful rural area of nearly fifty square miles of which over one third encompasses the Scituate Reservoir. There are three villages in Scituate: Hope, Clayville and North Scituate, with a population of 10,300 people tucked away in the area surrounding the Reservoir.The church membership numbers about four hundred with many members residing in the surrounding towns. We have two Sunday services at 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with an average attendance of one hundred eighty-five. During the summer we have one service at 9:00 a.m. We have a growing Sunday School with an average attendance of fifty children, fourteen youth and twenty adults. North Scituate Baptist Church has been ranked number one in mission giving of all the American Baptist Churches in Rhode Island nearly every year for the past fifteen years. We have an active membership that faithfully supports missions, sharing God's word and providing a place of worship for the community. We love music and have both an adult choir and a children's choir.We are blessed to have two Pastors, the Rev Dr. Reppa M. Cottrell, who is the full time pastor (and Field Supervisor) and the Rev. Dr. Daniel W. Cottrell, part-time at the church and Chief Chaplain at the VA Hospital. Both pastors work faithfully and diligently for the spiritual life of this church.Please visit our WEB site

Stipend Expectation

This site meets the stipend expectation

Student Involvement

Opportunities for a student pastor at NSBC include the chance to preach at both services at least once a quarter, occasions to lead the Sunday Adult forum, to teach and/or to visit Sunday School classes, to be involved with the Youth Group and to make home and hospital visitations. The student will have opportunity to work with the church boards, enabling the student to explore and develop new relationships as he/she shares the responsibilities of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition, the student may participate in community services on holidays, i.e. Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Eve, Good Friday and Memorial Day. The student need not be at all of these events, but they present great opportunities for involvement in the ministerial life of the community.NSBC is a gracious family enabling and supporting new adventures for the student pastor, sharing the benefit of years of wisdom and experience.Please visit our WEB site

Commitment to Educating Ministers

In 2004 NSBC re-entered the Teaching Parish program for seminary interns. The TPC will have at least three members who served previously. Our commitment is to provide every opportunity for the student pastor to be integrated into the life of church staff and congregation. We believe it important the student participate in all aspects of church life, from leading worship, teaching, visiting in home and/or hospital, experiencing how the boards and committees function, enjoying the fellowship of the church serving the wider community through public functions at the church, etc. To provide these experiences, the TPC supervisor, TPC chairperson and committee members will work closely with the student pastor to provide the richest, broadest, deepest integration into the life of the congregation and the village community. NSB works diligently to fulfill this commitment to help prepare the student pastor for his/her commitment to God's call to serve in Christian ministry.Please visit our WEB site

Special Considerations

We believe there are only two special considerations.One is that public transportation via occasional RIPTA buses to and from Providence makes having a car necessary.The second is that we would only consider a student preparing for Christian ministry.Please visit our WEB site www.northscituatebaptist.orgYou may contact the Teaching Parish Committee by e-mail or call the Church Office at 401-647-3238.

Contact Information

29 Institute Lane, Apt 4
North Scituate
401 647-2859

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