Why bivocational? (Shared responsibility)

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  1. This is a really intersting topic to ponder. In the past, when I think about bi-vocational pastors, I have felt sorry for them in a way – that they are not able to 100% focus on the ministry they feel called to because they need to earn money to take care of their family. In many ways that lies in conflict with my belief that (too often) there are not enough lay minsters in the church that are actively taking care of the body and doing ministry – because they think that is what paid church staff is for. A bi-vocational pastor model might help a local body see that living a minsterial life is possible, even when it is not your 8-5 paid vocation…

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