Executive Pastor

Lakes Area Vineyard Church

Job Description

Lakes Area Vineyard Church

Experience God, Grow in Love & Give it Away

POSITION: Executive Pastor

HOURS: Exempt, Full-time, Salary 

REPORTS TO: Lead Pastor

JOB FUNCTION: 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 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 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 preferred but not required
  • Seminary/theological training preferred but not required

If interested, or for more information, please contact Troy Easton at 218.846.1199

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.


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About Lakes Area Vineyard Church

The mission of our church is to make disciples that experience God, grow in love for Him and others, and generously give that love away. We want to welcome everyone into a church that is healthy, growing, and multiplying, and we hope to plant other churches with the same mission.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
9 months ago
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota


Church Size
500-750 people

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