The Ministerial Association Secretary, also known as the Pastor's Pastor, cares for the needs of the ministers and their families and represents their interests at the appropriate administrative level. The department's main responsibility is to provide pastoral support for the Pastors, Elders, Deacons and Deaconesses within the North England Conference.
The department focuses on equipping pastors to nurture their congregations and training them in the area of chaplaincy. The departmental director calls and visits ministers and their families in their homes. The Ministerial Association supports the pastor's spouse through encouragement and training, which is managed through the Ministerial Spouse Association.
The Association recognises the biblical role of the local church elder, particularly given the ever-increasing demands on pastors and the need for lay involvement in the governance and ministry of the congregation. Therefore, the Association aims to nurture, train, motivate, and equip the local church elders in their leadership role as they serve their congregations and assist their pastors in soul-winning.
The mission of the church is to prepare men, women, boys and girls for the second coming of Christ. The Association aims to accomplish this mission through its ministry to pastors, pastors' families, local church elders, deacons and company leaders.