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Lakes Area Vineyard Church – Family Pastor

950 Longview Dr
Detroit Lakes,

Position Type

Family Pastor



Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description


Provides pastoral care, spiritual direction, and counseling to the church body, with a specific focus on strengthening marital bonds and nurturing families.


Pastoral Care and Counseling

Provide pastoral counseling including, but not limited to, premarital, crisis, grief, spiritual formation, marriage, and family

Marriage & Family Ministry

Responsible for oversight of the wedding process (premarital counseling, communication with couples, etc.)
Lead and facilitate marriage enrichment workshops and classes
Offer guidance on parenting and family dynamics
Regular accountability, leadership development, and support for the Vineyard Kids Director and Vineyard Youth Director

Funeral Ministry

Conduct funerals with compassion and sensitivity
Offer comfort, hope, and spiritual support to grieving individuals and families.
Collaborate with the bereaved to plan and personalize funeral services
Assist in coordinating logistics for funeral services, including liaising with funeral homes and coordinating with the church staff.

Spiritual Leadership and Teaching

Preach and teach during church services and special events.
Lead, oversee, train and recruit members for the Prayer Ministry team


Maintain strict confidentiality in all counseling sessions
Manage scheduling and appointments for counseling sessions.
Assist in budget planning for marriage and family ministry initiatives
Perform all other duties as assigned or apparent


A strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Be open to the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
Ability to preach and teach.
Demonstrated experience in providing counseling and pastoral care, particularly in marriage and family ministry.
Dependable, detailed, organized, and a good time-manager.
Strong interpersonal, relational, verbal, and written communication skills
Dependable, detailed, organized, and a good time-manager.
Ability to work collaboratively with church staff and team members.


Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
Retirement plan with a generous company match.
Flexible work arrangements
Generous PTO policy
Paid parental leave
The chance to contribute to the growth and impact of a vibrant church community.
Positive and collaborative work environment within a dedicated team.

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