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.