Lakes Area Vineyard Church Discipleship and Outreach Pastor Detroit Lakes, MN · Full time

Oversee the discipleship pathway at LAVC. Create, manage, and oversee spiritual growth opportunities in strategically smaller environments. In addition, this role will administrate local outreach opportunities and men’s events.


Core Responsibilities

  1. Discipleship Pathway
  2. Create & execute a clear, concise, and impactful discipleship pathway—a specific process that moves disciples from one stage of growth to the next
  3. Responsible for the oversight, development, and administration of the Vineyard Voyage process
  4. Connect Groups
  5. Administrate Connect Groups, which include Small Groups, Life Groups, and Classes
  6. Train & equip the lay leaders to effectively facilitate
  7. Outreach
  8. Plan and administrate local outreach events for our Detroit Lakes community
  9. Men’s Events
  10. Plan and administrate men’s events and gatherings for men to grow in their faith and friendship with one other   
  11. Preach and Teach
  12. Active member of the preaching team
  13. Pastoral Care
  14. Provide care, prayer, and spiritual guidance to individuals and families during times of need such as crisis, grief, illness, and transition
  15. Officiate weddings and funerals
  16. Perform all other duties as assigned or apparent


  • A strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Firm rhythm built for personal devotion and time in the Word
  • Openness to the power and presence of the Holy Spirit
  • Heart of a shepherd
  • Passion for discipleship and the transformation of people’s hearts and lives
  • Strong leadership, administration, and organizational skills.
  • Seminary/theological training, education, and/or certification


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Retirement plan with a generous company match
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid parental leave