Babson College, Office of Faith & Service

231 Forest St
Wellesley, MA 02457
Phone: 781/239-5969
Web address: http://www.babson.edu/student-life/faith-service/Pages/default.aspx

Contact Person:

TBD

Organization Description:

The opportunities for ministerial training are significant. Babson College is an institution dedicated to fostering an environment of religious pluralism and respect. The Office of Faith and Service exists to serve, support and nurture the religious and spiritual development of all within the campus community and to ensure a healthy environment where each person's faith can be practiced and expressed freely with integrity, and without infringing upon the rights of others.

Babson College is an institution that focuses on Entrepreneurial development. Our students are extremely savvy, intelligent and highly motivated. The focus of our students is extremely intense and the educational environment can be competitive. Because of this, the Office of Faith and Service strives in providing a safe environment and a campus of care. The Office of Faith and Service offers educational opportunities to explore faith and religious belief systems, engage in interfaith dialogue and cooperation, participation in reflection, and service learning.

The Office of Faith and Service believes in graduating socially responsible and civically engaged individuals who understand their role as entrepreneurs to not only give back to the community, but also use their competencies to look at global social justice issues and seek innovation within a multi-cultural and multi-faith community. To accomplish this goal, the Office of Faith and Service challenges Babson students and our community to explore the intersection of faith and service as they relate to social justice through action and reflection.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The opportunities for student involvement are abundant. The multi-faith team is currently comprised of seven Chaplains. The Chaplains represent Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Muslim, and Jewish. The Multifaith Team works together on signature programming for the institution, but also is expected to support their individual religious affiliated students by offering Pastoral Care and Counseling, Religious Holy Day Celebrations and Spiritual and Religious formation. The Graduate Student can be of any religious affiliation and will work with and be a part of the Multifaith Team. The Graduate Student will be asked to focus in on one of the following areas, depending on his/her interest:

The Babson Intercultural Group (BIG) engages in interfaith dialogue and cooperation as well as supports the development and implementation of the Office of Faith and Service's two focus weeks: Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week (Fall) and Leap of Faith and Service in Action Week (Spring). BIG also helps with training other student leaders in how to engage in interfaith dialogue.

Reflection and Retreats are an integral part of our robust programming. We host a Sophomore Reflection Series, a Staff and Faculty Reflection Series, and a Senior Reflection Series. Our "4U" retreat is an overnight retreat hosted in February. All of our reflections and retreat are developed to create a space for our community to reflect and learn in an environment that is safe and open.

The Art and Soul series is the most under-developed of our programming. The intent was to create a space for our secular spiritual programming. Currently, The Chapel hosts Poetry reading nights, Slam Poetry Readings, Art displays, Music Concerts and theatrical performances. There is still a lot to be explored within this area and has the best opportunity for growth.

Commute/Transportation Information:

Commuter Rail Framingham Line to Wellesley. About a mile's walk from this train stop down Abbott Rd. Otherwise, the individual pursuing this position would benefit by using their own vehicle.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development

Supervision:

Weekly supervisory sessions are required.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Direct Pay from Site
  • Additional Notes: This site is currently unavailable.

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