Podcast Episode #096
Bivocational pastors and church staff are my heroes. While there may be part-time pay involved, the job of ministry is always full-time. And those who work full-time in their secular jobs and still minister to and lead a local community of faith.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Bivocational pastors and staff have evangelism opportunities full-time staff do not.
- Being a bivocational pastor or staff member breaks you out of your holy huddle.
- The digital workplace allows people to work on their own schedule and is an extremely viable option for being bivocational.
- Churches often know they need more staff leadership but can’t afford it. Bivocational leaders are a great option.
- Bivocational ministry will only increase in the years ahead.
The eight reasons bivocational ministry can be beneficial are:
- A secular or marketplace job will put you in the middle of culture on a regular basis.
- Full-time pastors and church staff often get missionally stale in their “holy huddles.”
- Smaller churches are increasingly unable to afford full-time pastors or staff.
- The digital world is offering more opportunities for flexible secular jobs than ever.
- More churches are moving toward multiple teaching/preaching pastors.
- More churches would like to expand staff, but don’t have the resources to do so.
- A bivocational pastor or church staff can have greater freedom than a person in a full-time role.
- A bivocational pastor or staff person has transferrable skills.
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