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Family & Discipleship Pastor

Lakes Area Vineyard Church
Detroit Lakes, MN
Posted: July 05, 2022
Job Information:
Lakes Area Vineyard Church
Experience God, Grow in Love & Give it Away

POSITION: Family & Discipleship Pastor
HOURS: Exempt, Full-time, Salary
REPORTS TO: Troy Easton


Functions as the overall leader of Connect Groups (Small Groups, Life Groups and Classes)
Provides oversight and accountability for the Vineyard Kids Director and Youth Ministry Director
Shares in overall pastoral responsibilities, such as pastoral care, counseling, preaching, and facilitating weddings and funerals

Profess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
Willing to follow the Holy Spirit's leading
Demonstrate a servant attitude and heart
Consistent, long-term track record of Christ-like behavior and a God honoring reputation
Must be committed and in unity with the mission, vision, and values of LAVC

Encourage a culture that fosters and facilitates the formation of Connect Groups
Oversee and provide leadership and development of new and existing Connect Group leaders
Host Connect Group Leaders gatherings on a regular basis to encourage, envision, equip and Connect leaders
Plan, oversee and execute the development of 2 Connect Group semesters per year
Strategize and implement assimilation of new attendees into Connect Groups
Lead in curating the small group curriculum

Provide pastoral counseling (including, but not limited to premarital, crisis, grief, spiritual formation, and marriage/family)
Manage and oversee wedding and funeral requests
Responsible for coordinating pastoral staff to perform weddings and funerals

Provide regular accountability, leadership development, and support for the Vineyard Kids Director and Vineyard Youth Director
Oversee and/or recruit leaders for Men's and Women's Ministry, including special events, conferences, and LA Moms

Ability to work effectively in a deadline driven and multi-priority environment
Maintain confidentiality
Dependable, detailed, organized, and a good time-manager
Strong interpersonal, relational, verbal and written communication skills
Coordinate a staff of people (encourage, oversee, guide and assist)
Must be willing to continue to grow and learn skills that will lend itself well to this role
Friendly and sensitive to a wide range of people from all different age, racial, gender and socio-economic backgrounds
Excellent administrative, communication & computer skills
Must have the ability to work well in a team environment and take direction from others
Must be faithful and have a "whatever it takes" attitude
Must be highly professional
Must have experience in public communications, team building, training and management
Must be able to preach and/or teach
Natural passion for God and Small Group community
Natural passion for the development of leaders
Ability to lead others and create/sustain organizational structures
Familiar with church growth and health
Loyalty and dedication to LAVC, mission, values & leadership


Bachelor's Degree in related field
3-5 years proven experience managing and supervising a staff of volunteers and discipling and caring for people in a pastoral context
Seminary/theological training preferred but not required
Previous experience in small group development, oversight and multiplication
Proven experience in casting vision and leading missional disciple-making communities

Living in Detroit Lakes, MN

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is a friendly, storybook community with water, woods, fresh air and plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventure. With 400 lakes in 25 miles, Detroit Lakes is a popular vacation destination during the summers. While Detroit Lakes is the home to many charming local shops and restaurants, the city also has well-established businesses known around the country.

Although Detroit Lakes is known for its summers, the city offers plenty of family fun for all four seasons, including an ice palace in the winter (locally made out of 1,000 blocks of ice from the lake!), skiing and snowboarding at Detroit Mountain, and excellent fishing at one of its many lakes, parks, and refuges in the spring. In the fall, Detroit Lakes boasts gorgeous hiking trails and a bountiful farmers market.

Detroit Lakes is a small community of under 10,000 people, which makes it possible to know your neighbors and easily get involved in the activities you're passionate about. Whether you want to rent or buy, Detroit Lakes has a variety of housing options, including twin homes, condos, city homes, cottages, year-round lake homes, rural properties and acreages, and all kinds of senior housing.

Position Information:
Position Title:Family & Discipleship Pastor
Time: Full Time
Category: Discipleship Pastor
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Worship Style: Contemporary
Church Size: 250 - 500
Contact Information:
Organization Name:Lakes Area Vineyard Church
Address1:950 Longview Drive
City:Detroit Lakes
State or Province:MN
ZIP Code:56501
Country: USA
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