Executive Pastor Full Time

@ Lakes Area Vineyard Church
  • Detroit Lakes, Minnesota View on Map
  • Denomination: Vineyard
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 7 December 2022
  • Application closes: 31 March 2023
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    Job Description


    Oversee and develop church administration, finances, staff, and operations. Set goals for staff to accomplish the church’s mission and vision. Support, coach, and assess staff, implement processes to optimize operational capabilities and manage resources effectively.


    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

    New Hire administration (HR documents, resumé review, set up interviews, employee onboarding and orientation, etc.)
    Assist Lead Pastor with budget oversight, development, and management
    Oversee Information Technology, Project Management, Facilities Management, Insurance, Church Management Software and Marketing/Communications
    Conduct staff reviews and oversee the development of staff spiritual and professional growth
    Facilitate the annual strategic planning process, including evaluation of ministry performance; review of mission, vision, and core values; and establishment of goals
    Develop annual financial plans and ensure all business decisions are in unity with the goals and mission of the church

    Maintain and develop ministerial relations; communicate and perform administrative duties as necessary
    Develop and oversee benevolence ministry
    Provide pastoral care
    Lead the ministry staff in the establishment and ongoing direction of ministries that effectively reach the church’s demographic, insuring the accomplishment of the overall mission
    Regularly communicate our vision, values, and mission to the the church and staff
    Adhere to the values, core beliefs, and genetic code of the Vineyard and stay connected to the larger Vineyard movement
    Lead the staff by directing them in their management of all church operations
    Schedule and lead church staff meetings
    Manage the staff organizational chart
    Maintain staff policies, procedures, and best practices
    Solve interpersonal conflict or other team challenges
    Ability to preach and teach

    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)
    Willing to continue to grow and learn skills that will lend themselves well to this role
    Friendly and sensitive to a wide range of people from all different age, racial, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds
    Willing to model Kingdom expectations and spiritual gifting, even outside of personal strengths
    Excellent administrative, communication & computer skills
    Ability to work well in a team environment
    High level of humility and a willingness to be accountable to others
    Faithful and have a “whatever it takes” attitude
    Highly professional
    Strong analytical skills
    Experience in public communications, team building, training, and management
    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
    Master’s Level certification or degree in related field and/or advanced training in Orthodox Christian theology and biblical leadership
    Proven experience in casting vision and leading missional disciple-making communities
    Proven work experience managing budgets and accounts is preferred but not required
    Seminary/theological training preferred but not required

    Application closes: March 31, 2023

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