Qualifications: The Associate/Youth Pastor must be Born Again and must be growing and maturing in their spiritual walk with Christ. The Associate Pastor must be a minister first and foremost. He must be humble and teachable in spirit. He must also be able to submit to the Holy Scriptures, the Lordship of Jesus Christ and to the spiritual leadership (i.e. the Senior Pastor) placed over him by the church.
The Associate Pastor must also be sensitive to the youth, their parents or guardians, and to the church at large. In addition, the Associate Pastor must meet the spiritual guidelines as outlined in Scriptures; Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Timothy 3:1-7.
Principal Function: The Associate/Youth Pastor is responsible to the church for providing spiritual and administrative leadership to the youth of the church, assisting where needed in the established youth programs for 0-18 year olds, as well as assisting the Senior Pastor by filling in when needed; and is to use his skills in proclamation and pastoral care to meet the needs of persons and youth in the church and community.