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Ministry Assistant

Ministry Assistant

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Compensation Min 
USD $47,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max 
USD $55,000.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time

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The Ministry Assistant will serve in a critical support role to the Corps Officers and in a leadership role. They will be intimately and integrally involved in the full ministry of the Corps, including teaching, leading and preaching the Gospel message; providing Spiritual direction and care of congregation members and visitors. The Ministry Assistant will engage as directed by the Corps Officer in leadership responsibilities and learning opportunities that will provide them with a well-rounded understanding and experience of the full responsibilities of Corps operations.







  • Assist the Corps Officer with the development, planning and implementation of various programs, including but not limited to 
  • Social and evangelistic ministry programs;
  • Corps summer youth ministries, including the recruitment for camps and Bible school programs;
  • After-school programs with the specific responsibilities for bridging students into evangelistic and discipleship ministries.
  • Assist the Corps Officer in providing leadership at events including assisting the Corps Officers in the promotion, registration and transportation of events/activities. Transportation could include driving to pick up donations, program participants, etc.
  • Lead or assist in aspects of public relations events and campaigns as assigned by Corps Officers, including but not limited to, the Christmas Kettle campaign and other fundraising events.
  • Lead or assist with various worship, praise, prayer, and evangelism services such as teaching Sunday School classes, lead or assist with bible studies, Men/Women fellowship programs, outreach programs, League of Mercy, etc.
  • Assist with the delivery of social service assistance, including but not limited to administrative responsibilities: Advisory Board meetings, oversight of donations, program utilization and statistics.
  • Assist as needed for general, daily Corps support needs and performs special projects as assigned by the Corps Officers.
  • Communicates with various individuals including Corps Officers, staff, clients, Advisory Board members, volunteers, donors, community leaders, etc.
  • Assist in coordinating with Music Leaders to promote our music ministry and programming in the Corps including but not limited to brass music, piano and vocal music, sacred dance and Timbrels in cooperation with Divisional Headquarters
  • Coordinate Small Groups within the corps
  • Develop and maintain programs and ministries to enhance the healthy spiritual, physical and emotional development of those under your influence.
  • Develop and maintain an intensive relational ministry with the congregation of the corps.
  • Develop and maintain an organized, systematic and purposeful home-away-from home within our building for teens and preteens.
  • Assist with conducting weekly youth worship times.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of an innovation Christian Education/Sunday School Program.
  • Develop and maintain an active recruitment and training program for youth leaders within the corps setting.
  • Assist with driving and organizing the Christmas Kettle effort.
  • Work with local High Schools and Service Clubs to recruit volunteers 


  • An uniformed Salvationist, in good standing
  • BA or equivalency in experience
  • Must uphold biblical standards in personal and professional life, including fiscal support of the Corps ministry
  • Must conduct oneself in a manner which reflects credit on The Salvation Army, its leadership, and on the Lord Jesus.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Responsible, respectful, positive role model and be able to follow instructions
  • Patience and able to assist, work with and develop children and adults
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be willing to soldier at the Middletown, NY Corps