Episode 9: Bivocational and Missional Church Planting

Bivocational ministry, reaching the lost, and sustainability.

In Episode 9 of the New Churches Q&A Podcast, we discuss the nuts and bolts of bivocational church planting. Fred Mok is an English Ministries Pastor at a Chinese Church in California, and here is his question:

What does a bi-vocational church planting model look like? How do I find a sending church? How do I get funding? How can I raise funds from the harvest and ultimately become vocational?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The different pathways to bivocational ministry
  • How to reach an unreached people group with bivocational ministry
  • The rhythm a bivocational church planter should use
  • How to find a sending church

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurchesQA):

  • “Bivocationalism isn’t a penalty, it’s an opportunity.”
  • “You need a job that has a beginning and an end time for bivocational ministry.”
  • “Work a 40 hrs a week job, and then take 10-12 hours a week to work on sermons, spend time with your leaders, and reach the lost.”
  • “Invest your time.”
  • “In church planting, the goal is not to have a job, it’s to honor God.”

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