The Associate Ministers Ministry is comprised of women and men who have been called to ministry, licensed and/or ordained clergy. They must demonstrate that they have answered the call to ministry, the call to preparation and the call to service. Primarily responsible for assisting the Pastor in ministry, the Associate Ministers share their ministry gifts with the body of Christ whenever presented with an opportunity approved by the Senior Pastor.
M.I.T Program – Those discerning a call to ministry and preparing for public acknowledgment and formal licensure into the preaching ministry.
Licensed Ministers – Those who have been licensed after successfully completing all M.I.T documents, classes, training, and evaluations. Ministers licensed by other church congregations will be required to complete abbreviated M.I.T sessions. This level of service will require intense shadowing, mentorship, rotating assignments, pulpit duties, protocol training, and completion of appropriate coursework.
Ordained Ministers – This level of service will lead to specific ministry assignments, leadership duties and opportunities to utilize ones ministry gifts.
Associate Ministers and Associate Pastors A few examples for this level of service would include positions such as: Youth Pastor, Administrative Pastor, Director of Christian Education, Pastor of Outreach and Evangelism, etc.