Pastor of Discipleship and Music


Lakewood Church

Baxter, Minnesota United States

Lakewood Church is committed to ‘Reproducing Faithful Followers of Christ’. We are located in Baxter, MN in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes area. We are part of the EFCA, Evangelical Free Churches of America. We are seeking the man who God would provide to be a Pastor of Discipleship and Music. We are asking God to provide a pastor who:

– Loves God and people made in His image
– Humbly serves his family and community
– Has been gifted to lead and equip
– Loves music and how it serves the Body
– Subscribes joyfully to the EFCA statement of faith

Would you prayerfully consider the life God has given you, how He has shaped and gifted you, and if He would have you come and serve our people at Lakewood?

Position: Pastor of Discipleship and Music

Reports to: Senior Pastor and Elders
Exempt Status: Exempt (salary) 45+ hours per week

General Description:

The pastor of Discipleship and Music will be responsible to care for the flock of Lakewood and shepherd the people of God to love the person of God and to love their neighbor. This pastor will lead in an effort to equip the saints for the work of the ministry in Lakewood’s discipleship efforts with adults and oversee our Music Ministry. He will lead and serve in such a way that supports, upholds, and communicates our core values, mission, and vision.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Pastoral Roles

Regular study and prayer in God’s Word
Prayerful teaching and leading from God’s Word
Oversee the flock, specifically the Music Team and Adult Ministries
Equip the saints for the work of the ministry
Model godly Christian living and love for Christ
Serve alongside a team in our vision for Lakewood
Commit to caring (spiritually and physically) for self and family

Pastoral Duties

Coordinate and oversee all worship services in accordance with Lakewood’s vision & mission
Foster a heart of worship and love in our congregation
Recruit, develop, and train those serving in music and technical support
Coordinate and oversee Adult Ministries and Community Groups
Participate in pastoral care of congregation and staff
Have the willingness to be a generalist and serve where there is a need

General Expectations:

Cling to Christ in a genuine relationship with Him as a Faithful Follower
Present a clear and credible profession of faith that is lived out
Be a humble man
If married, be a faithful and supportive husband. If a father, be faithful and nurturing
Committed to true discipleship and friendship in the congregation
A man sensitive to the Spirit’s leading and the necessity of prayer
Competent and joyful in faithfully teaching & leading music and technology
Agrees and heartily endorses the EFCA statement of faith
Holds a Bachelor’s degree, seminary preferred


He will be accountable to the Senior Pastor and Elder board
He will be a non voting Elder
He will be a teammate and partner to Lakewood Staff
He will be accountable to the Congregation and a faithful member himself
He will attend denominational conferences and conventions for enrichment
He will pursue licensing and ordination with the EFCA

First Year Expectations:

Demonstrate a team building effort and relationship with Elders and Staff
Provide consistency in our Music Worship on Sundays in line with preaching
Give appropriate time to yourself and family
Serve our people, earn their favor and trust
Help establish simple and reproducible strategies for Adult Ministries
Shepherd our Music Team and Community Group Leaders

Send resume to [email protected]