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Job Description for Assistant/Associate Pastor

Biblical References: Acts 20:28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4

Bylaws Description of Assistant/Associate Pastor
The Assistant/Associate Pastor is an ordained minister and responsible to assist the Senior Pastor with ministerial and support needs as they arise. The Assistant/Associate, like the Pastor, is not responsible for doing all the work of ministry in the church, but for seeing it is done and done properly. The Assistant/Associate Pastor may be assigned specific tasks to perform or areas of ministry to administrate, like religious education, or on-going age group ministry of a church like Youth or Recreation.

Policy and Procedures Description of Assistant/Associate Pastor
  • May be assigned a specific ministry target group to oversee.
  • In absence of Interim Pastor, receive his ministerial phone calls, lead staff meetings, oversee and lead worship services, and other ministerial duties.
  • Oversee all ministry counseling needs from the church membership and requests from the community.
  • Pray with church members and guests who express difficulties in their life.
  • Oversees the Benevolent Ministry of the church.
  • Teaches regular Bible study classes.
  • Visits nursing care facilities and homebound individuals/age group specific members.
  • Conducts weddings and funerals for church members.
  • Visits grieving church members.
  • Represents the Senior Pastor at committee and ministry team meetings as requested.
  • Cooperates with all staff to promote the entire ministry plan of the church.
  • Serves as an effective liaison to church committees and team ministry efforts.
  • Maintains a continued growth of personal calling and walk with the Lord through Bible study and prayer.
  • Maintains personal priorities with home and family as the spiritual leader.
  • Develops and exercises Personal Evangelism within and outside the church.
  • Gives graciously to the church through tithes and offerings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
Disclaimer: All job descriptions/service descriptions are intended as a guide and my or may not fit the vision, purpose and practice of every church.

Robert Grant

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