An associate pastor works alongside an executive or senior pastor in larger congregations. The associate pastor typically must be an ordained minister within the denomination or faith of the church. That ordination normally requires at least a bachelor’s degree, but sometimes also requires post-graduate work in divinity studies from an accredited school or bible colleges.
Associate Pastor Tasks
Assist in leading worship ceremonies.
Foster a culture of life-long disciple creation.
Develop, guide, and manage small group leaders.
Offer and provide general pastoral support.