Episode 247: Why Bivocational Ministry?

The research tells us that over half of all church planters are bivocational today.

In Episode 247 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, you get to hear a Behind-The-Scenes segment with Scott McConnell, Executive Director of Lifeway Research. In this interview, Scott shares some fascinating facts about bivocational ministry, including its benefits and challenges, and the implications it has on the future of church planting. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How bivocational ministry not only helps with finances, but it also opens doors to ministering outside the church walls.
  • Why more and more church planters are going to bivocational route. 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Pastors equip people for ministry. Is that something we just know, or is that our actual attitude toward ministry?”-@smcconn
  • “Always have connections with missional efforts because it fosters a culture of being outwardly focused on reaching people for Christ.”-@smcconn
  • “The research tells us that over half of all church planters are bivocational today.”-@smcconn
  • Research shows that pastors and planters that choose to work a non-church related job are frequently exposed to their communities, giving them an evangelistic advantage.

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