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Associate Pastors are responsible for planning and executing worship services. Essential job duties seen on an Associate Pastor resume sample are managing the sermon calendar, providing support to senior pastors, coordinating outside speakers, making travel arrangements, managing church social media outlets, and implementing marketing activities. Those interested in an Associate Pastor job should focus on the following skills in their resumes: excellent communication and interpersonal skills, being able to motivate and inspire members of the congregation, impeccable moral standing, and organization. At least a Bachelor’s Degree in theology is required for this role.

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Associate Pastor

  • Established the Celebrate Recovery Ministry with the church by recruiting and training leaders. Ministry launched with all three aspects of CR, including the Landing for teens, Celebration Place for children and Celebrate Recovery for adults.
  • Established and recruited a worship band for Celebrate Recovery consisting of members from the community that chose to commit to participate regularly in Celebrate Recovery.
  • Led the worship for two Sunday services to a multi-generational church of 400.
  • Rebuilt a healthy worship team after several years of volunteer leadership due to loss of previous full time staff.
  • Mentored and developed high schoolers to lead the youth worship on Sunday mornings for "The Gathering" student service.
  • Provided professional counseling to church members on an as needed basis.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Counseling Psychology & Bible
MS
Marriage & Family Therapy
2

Associate Pastor

Faithfully served church plant that grew from 500 people in a movie theater to 1,600 on a 40-acre campus.

  • Launched small group program that grew from 15 to 108 active groups; Men's Ministry with 29 groups and Women's Ministry with 35 groups.
  • Founded Network ministry that identified members' gifts and integrated them into the ministry of the church.
  • Developed human resource policy including personnel manual and performance evaluations; hired and managed eight staff members.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Pre-med, Psychology
3

Associate Pastor/ Family Life

Collaborated with senior pastor in administration of mega church activities and systems with responsibility for diverse multiple ministry, lay-leadership development; trained and led teams for a variety of local and foreign mission projects. I have large community church (5000+ member) experience.

  • Introduced and developed single adult, adult and college ministries.
  • Improved new member and congregation assimilation for healthy discipleship growth.
  • Spearheaded large church retreats, cell groups, and family events to enhance network of relationships with adult/ family/ men's/ women's ministries.
  • Provided pastoral care including: premarital classes, pre-engagement classes, and divorce care / grief share programs/ leadership development/ outreach events/ small groups, adult courses, training & leading teams both locally/ Globally.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Education
MA
Master of Arts
4

Associate Pastor

Assisted pastor with programs and ministries of the church as interim associate pastor of suburban church in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Participated in worship services by preaching each month and leading prayer services.
  • Supported lay leadership of youth program by assisting with various programs and outreach activities.
  • Initiated weekly outreach program and regularly visited members in hospitals.
  • Organized and implemented weekly Sunday school lesson preparation for adult teachers.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Divinity
5

Associate Pastor/youth Pastor

Responsible for all Wednesday Night Youth Worship night activities: worship, recreation, and Bible Study

  • Coordinated youth trips, camps, and other special events
  • Led Bible Study for Sunday mornings along with other Youth Discipleship and Accountability classes Sunday evenings
  • Organized family events, seminars, and other education opportunities to promote Family Ministry
  • Planned and promoted various educational training opportunities for small group and Sunday School teachers quarterly
  • Assisted Lead Pastor in preaching and all pastoral duties.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Major
MA
Christian Education With A Focus On Youth Ministry
6

Associate Pastor

  • Prepared and preached sermons on occasion for a congregation of about 150 people.
  • Developed Bible studies to teach to the youth group of up to 25 students on a weekly basis.
  • Coordinated ministry efforts with the Youth Director for special events, lessons, and activities.
  • Managed church business and helping to make leadership decisions for the church as a member of the church's Leadership Council.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Religion
MA
Family Ministry
7

Associate Pastor

  • Assisted Lead Pastor to achieve all church missions
  • Organized and lead all community events
  • Supervised all Church Teams to ensure strong customer relations
  • Created and Managed customer call-back programs to follow up on clients
  • Advised and counseled clients on life skills, financial planning and tips for building healthy relationships
  • Created implemented and enforced organizational policies
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
Business Management And Forestry
8

Associate Pastor / Youth Director

  • Was the primary preacher / pastor for the UCUMC contemporary services resulting in increased attendance and deeper expressions of worship.
  • Performed pastoral care visits to members of the congregation.
  • Created a new Young Couples Ministry program that realized a 200% increase in participation in its first year.
  • Worked as a fulltime volunteer with the San Antonio / Southwest Texas Team (Church Relations Coordinator) to help increase the participation of area churches in the Operation Christmas Child Program.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Aerospace Engineering
MA
Divinity
9

Associate Pastor

  • Delivers a dynamic, encouraging, challenging and biblically sound message on a monthly basis
  • Currently spearheading and managing church expansion/ remodels from projects of up to $300,000
  • Biblically counseling members of all ages through trials, addictions and hardships
  • Performs and officiates weddings, funerals, and special ceremonies from group sizes of 15- 1,500
  • Implemented new curriculum and grew children's ministry volunteers by 60% over 12 months
  • Developed small group formats and curriculum weekly, grew attendance of small groups by 40%
  • Trained and mentored small group leaders on how to effectively lead and facilitate groups
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Theology
10

Associate Pastor/leadership

  • Responsibilities include strategic planning and facilitating of new members' classes, marriage and individual counseling, and organizing presentations
  • Spearhead new and creative ministries and provide catalyst for change to address unmet needs and move beyond traditional expectations
  • Serves as leadership on the Board of Directors with demonstrated cross functional team leadership
  • Planned and executed multiple church sponsored events as an outreach to the community including volunteer recruitment
  • Recently promoted to Associate Pastor in October 2015, but functioned in current capacity with all responsibilities since 1997
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
19
years
at this job
AAS
Social Science
BA
Psychology

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