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Associate Pastor
First Baptist Church, Worthington MN

pdfAssociate Pastor Job Description

Purpose: The purpose of the Associate Pastor position is to provide leadership and oversight for adult ministries; and staff management of the children's and youth ministry.


  • Proven track record of effective pastoral leadership (minimum of 3 years' experience in a ministry position)
  • Proven character and integrity appropriate for church leadership that can be attested to by references
  • Effective communicator and problem solver
  • Proven track record of strong interpersonal relationships and emotional intelligence
  • BA required; Master Degree from an accredited seminary is preferred
  • Ability to preach as needed


Life Groups & Connection Ministries (25%)
1. Connection Ministries:

  • Oversee our guest follow-up process and further develop our follow-up systems in conjunction with the Senior Pastor
  • Develop and train a team to help carry out guest follow-up
  • Help coordinate and teach membership and baptism classes in conjunction with the Senior Pastor
  • Coordinate 'Comeback Events' (i.e. relationship building events) and other opportunities that develop relational connections within the church family
  • Connect new believers with follow-up and one-to-one discipleship

2. Life Groups

  • Help visitors and regular attenders connect to the larger church body through life groups
  • Promote and launch new life groups within the congregation
  • Recruit and Train Life Group Leaders
  • Help develop and provide curriculum for life group discussion

Pastoral Care (25%)
1. Develop and oversee a team that will carry out a visitation ministry
2. Provide counseling and counseling referrals for needs that arise within the congregation
3. Oversee the distribution of benevolence funds
4. Provide supervision for other 'care' ministries of the church such as: meals of encouragement, cradle roll, MOPS, meals on wheels and prayer chain

Shared Pastoral Leadership (20%)
1. Conduct baptisms, pre-marriage counseling, weddings, funerals, communion, child dedications and other pastoral services as needed
2. Preaching 8-12 times per year
3. Provide platform support through coordinating and making announcements
4. Meet regularly (i.e. bi-weekly) for one-to-one meetings with the Senior Pastor
5. Attend weekly staff meetings
6. Complete an annual staff evaluation
7. Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor

Adult Programs & Classes (15%)
1. Coordinate and lead the development of Adult Classes, Bible Studies and Seminars
2. Be available to teach an adult class and/or Bible Study 1-2 times per year
3. Expand opportunities for classes and seminars in the areas of Marriage & Parenting
4. Oversee lay leaders in the library and DVD/CD resource library
5. Recruit & Train leaders to expand programming of the church including Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry and Senior's Ministry

Staff Management (15%)
1. Provide pastoral staff oversight for our children's ministry director
2. Provide pastoral staff oversight for our youth ministry director

First Baptist Church
1000 Linda Lane Worthington, MN 56187
(507) 376-9735