Assistant Pastor Job Description
The Assistant Pastor is an ordained minister and IS responsible to assist the Senior Pastor with ministerial and support needs as they arise. The Assistant, 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 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.
Duties of Assistant Pastor:
- May be assigned a specific ministry target group to oversee.
- In absence of Senior Pastor, receive his ministerial phone calls, lead staff meetings, oversee and lead worship services, and other ministerial duties.
- Counsel and pray with church members and guests who express difficulties in their life.
- Maintain ABSOLUTE confidentiality of all conversations, consultations, and other pertinent information.
- Visits nursing care facilities and homebound individuals/age group specific members.
- Conducts weddings and funerals for church members.
- Visits grieving church members.
- 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.
- Shall attend all regular church functions and maintain regular office hours (to be determined with the Senior Pastor).
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
- If married, must be the husband of one wife.
- Must be ready to step in at anytime to assist the Senior Pastor or fulfill the Senior Pastor’s duty.
- This is considered a full-time position.
The Assistant Pastor is recommended by the Church Board and elected by the congregation. The Church Board will negotiate compensation based on education, experience, and skills. A background check will also be required for this position.