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Ashford Memorial Methodist Church, a congregation with 200 members, is seeking a dynamic and outgoing associate pastor to be a minister to all our youth and a leader in their spiritual growth and Christian education.

Qualifications for Associate Pastor


  • Foundational knowledge of the Bible
  • Beliefs consistent with those of Ashford Methodist
  • Ability to relate well to youth and their parents
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills


  • Some college credits
  • Experience working with youth, particularly middle and high school students
Job Duties


  • AMMY (coordinate, plan, lead)
  • Create calendar of activities
  • Coordinate staff and plan Sunday School curriculum for all youth (Pre-K to 12)
  • Lead middle and high-school Sunday School lessons
  • Coordinate nursery staff
  • Plan and implement special events (i.e., VBS, Christmas pageant)


  • Preach on occasion
  • Fill in for preacher if necessary (with administrative tasks, general visitation, and other pastoral care duties)
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the executive board and attend meetings
  • Visit local schools
  • Other duties as assigned

Starting Salary (based on education and experience):

  • $35,000
Application Process

Please submit:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Three references, not related to you, and their contact information including address, email and phone number. Letters of reference will be accepted, but those letters should also include all contact information for the reference. Applicants will not be considered until three references have been received.
  • Electronically:
  • Mail: Ashford Memorial Methodist Church, c/o Scott Gordon, P.O. Box 344 Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
  • In person:¬†1 Water Street,¬†Watkinsville, Georgia 30677 (8 a.m.-noon,¬†Monday-Friday)
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