Old Cambridge Baptist Church

1151 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 6178649275 x201
Web address: http://www.oldcambridgebaptist.org
Email: pastor@oldcambridgebaptist.org

Contact Person:

Cody Sanders

Organization Description:

Old Cambridge Baptist Church (OCBC) is a progressive, peace and justice congregation rooted in the American Baptist tradition that is inclusive of people from many religious perspectives and experiences – from those who identify as Christian, to seekers of truth, to agnostics who find the message and example of Jesus a compelling one to follow, to members of other religious traditions who also find involvement at OCBC a meaningful part of their spiritual lives. Since 1983, we have celebrated the gift of LGBTQ lives and all that they add to the rich tapestry of the congregation's life together, welcoming LGBTQ people into every facet of church life. Today, the congregation is especially animated by commitments to racial justice, ecological justice, and immigration justice, including the practice of sanctuary for the undocumented. Please explore the OCBC website for more information on the congregation’s peace and justice history. Our Sunday morning worship service is the hub of the congregation’s cultivation of prayer, worship, spiritual formation, and the art’s in our common life together as a faith community, strengthening us to pursuing our call to practice compassion, peace, and justice in the world.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The congregation values its historic identity as a “teaching congregation” and welcomes HDS field education students into the fullness of the church’s life and mission. Students may choose to engage in a “generalist” field education engagement, experiencing the multiple facets of pastoral ministry including preaching, worship design and leadership, pastoral care, ministry with children, and administrative responsibilities. Students may also choose to work with OCBC’s pastor to tailor a field education placement that is specific to a certain area of ministry that is of interest to the student, whether racial justice ministry within congregational contexts, ministry specific to children, college and graduate student ministry, or some other area of interest the student and pastor believe can be supported by OCBC’s mission and ministry.

Commute/Transportation Information:

OCBC is located in Harvard Square within walking distance of the Harvard Square T stop and Harvard Divinity School.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Denominational Polity
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Racial Justice and Healing
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


One-hour theological reflection and supervision meetings each week with OCBC's Pastor, The Rev. Cody J. Sanders, Ph.D., and opportunities to engage with lay leaders and other ministers in the congregation, including the Associate Pastor for Children and Families, the Minister of Music, and the Minister for Earth Justice for occasional consultation, theological reflection, and coordination of ministry related to their areas of leadership.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Direct Pay from Site

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