Our Staff

Director of Associational Missions

EMPLOYEE JOB DESCRIPTION

DIRECTOR OF ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS

Principal Function: The Director of Associational Missions is responsible to the Association, and will serve the Associational Executive Board as General Leader of the association, to minister to the churches and Church Leaders, and as Missions Strategist.

Duties:

  1. General Leader of the Association
    1. Coordinate and serve as Adviser in all Associational programs
    2. Promote a thoroughly grounded Southern Baptist program of work.
    3. Periodically develop and present for Associational approval a strategy to guide the work of the Association. Work with Associational pastors, leaders, and teams to implement the strategy.
    4. Serve as Coordinator of the Ministry Teams and work with them in developing appropriate objectives and goals to be approved by the Association.
    5. Maintain business-like operation of the Associational office including supervision of staff, editing and publishing regular publications, provide financial and property management.
    6. Relate to other Associations, state conventions, Southern Baptist Convention, other Baptist bodies, and other denominations as opportunity presents itself.
    7. Relate to appropriate business, social, educational, city, county, state, and national governments as appropriate.
  2. Minister to Churches and to Church Leaders
    1. Counsel church staff and families as needed and requested.
    2. Counsel churches as needed and requested.
    3. Assist pastors and churches as needed and requested in securing a pulpit supply.
    4. Assist and counsel with staff Search Committees as needed and requested.
    5. Orient new staff in the Association.
    6. Be available to serve our churches in areas where he is spiritually gifted.
    7. Work with appropriate ministry teams to develop ministerial support systems and provide growth opportunities for church staffs.
  3. Mission Strategist
    1. Work with Associational ministry teams, pastors, and churches in seeking out areas of missions development such as, but not limited to: Bible teaching points, preaching points, missions, resort missions points, chaplaincy, and mission VBS.
    2. Communicate with the churches, the needs, and opportunities for mission work in our area and beyond.
    3. Lead the churches to become involved in mission support through cultivation of mission education, mission giving, and mission action.
  4. Policies
    1. Honoraria: The DOAM may receive customary honorarium.
    2. Remunerations: The Association shall set the salary, allowances and reimbursements for the DOAM upon recommendation of the Administrative Team.
    3. Conferences and Conventions:
        1. The DOAM shall use all diligence to attend such denominational conventions as his expense allowance will permit.
        2. He will counsel with the Administrative Team on additional meeting outside the area of operations.
    4. Days Off: The DOAM shall be allowed two days per seven day week off.
    5. Interim pastorates: The Director of Associational Mission will consult with the Administrative Team to establish appropriate guidelines and time limits if he is requested to serve as interim pastor for an Association church. Regular progress reports will be made by the DOAM to the Executive Board during this time.