Episode 49: Marketplace Jobs and Bivocational Ministry

Learn about the subtle dynamics, the advantages, and the disadvantages to bivocational church planting.

In Episode 49 of the New Churches Q&A Podcast, we talk about the advantages and disadvantages to being a bivocational church planter. Here is Justin Mederich’squestion:

What’s the context in which bivocational pastors would benefit from being in the marketplace, and where it would be detrimental?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The advantages and disadvantages to being bivocational
  • How to determine which bivocational job you should work in
  • The pyrotechnical thoughts around eliminating moles from Ed Stetzer

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurchesQA):

  • “Bivocational church planting will take longer, but you are telling the community that you are there for the long haul.”
  • “If you are fully funded, there’s pressure and a clock on you to be self-sustainable.”
  • “You can go faster when you’re full-time.”
  • “The ability to make relationships is better when you’re bivocational, but you have a better opportunity to deepen those relationships if you’re full-time.”
  • “You might want to be bivocational for a season, and then transition out.”
  • “Plant a church out of relationships where you’ve first planted the gospel.”

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