A spiritual position such as a pastor or an associate pastor requires a passion and conviction for the religion. Just like any other profession, experience in the proper setting and to move to a leadership role is one basic requirement for the post. An associate pastor should obtain their own congregation and must learn the fundamental of leading a congregation. His key responsibility is to fill in for the senior pastor when the latter is away. Applying for such a post requires a good and well written resume and cover letter. The associate pastor cover letter should give an overview of what responsibilities so as to be the best candidate for the position.
An associate pastor is supposed to have separate duties all to themselves. He is likely to be a full-time employee. The duties that he is to carry out are conducting staff meetings and recruiting volunteers for the Sunday school teachers. These duties may vary depending on the church size. He may also be involved in running an entire ministry which usually targets a specific population such as youth, singles and divorced people.
The sample associate pastor cover letter will give you some guidelines on how to write such type of letters.
4567 Edgware Road
London, UK 5678
March 18, 2011
Dear Mr. Anderson,
Your recent advertisement (mention the source for the job) in (mention the name of the place) for an experienced associate pastor for your church has made me apply for this post. I have the experience and the skills that you require for it.
I have been employed as an associate pastor for the last four years in (mention the name of your previous company). I also have fulfilled my degree in divinity studies at (mention the name of the college). My experience and education makes me a perfect candidate for the post. I have a passion for learning and bringing inspiration and help the community by getting involved with the church. I would be an excellent choice for the position of an associate pastor. I am a team leader and believe to work in a team. I am strong community member and value the teachings of our religion.
I am available for an interview and would love to meet you as soon as possible. You can contact me at (mention your contact details) and schedule an interview that work best for you. Thanks for your time and considering this letter.
- Davis Turner
Enclosure:resume and work experience certificates
Another sample letter for associate pastor cover letter is given below:
Dear Mr. (last name),
Thank you for the time to consider my letter and resume for the post of an associate pastor. I heard about your opening (mention the name of the church) and I am happy to hear that you are still considering candidates.
I have completed my masters at (mention the name of the institute) in the year (mention the year). I am well aware of the issue involved in such a position especially in a ministry context. I have been involved in the ministry contexts for the past five years and I greatly value the benefits of team leadership.
I would love to meet you and discuss on the ministry context of the church. I look forward to hearing from you.
Enclosure: resume and work experience certificate
This is how you can write an effective and a good associate pastor cover letter and create a good impression.