The Associate Minister Ministry consists of a team of ministers who have completed the necessary requirements and training for becoming a licensed minister and are approved by the Senior Pastor. The Associate Ministers are accountable to the Senior Pastor. The responsibilities of an Associate Minister are in worship, preaching, and some administrative areas of the church’s ministry. Other responsibilities may vary according to the needs of the church and the abilities of the associate. She/he is usually expected to serve in regular areas of pastoral ministry such as teaching, visitation, administration, and evangelism, as well as some preaching and worship leadership. He/she may represent the church in the community or nonrelated church activities, especially those relating to his/her areas of primary program responsibility and gifts.