8 reasons to be a bivocational pastor
from Baptist Press
Should any pastor be bivocational? It's a question that has been around for a long time. In order to give an informed answer, it would help to understand what we mean by "bivocational." The basic understanding of the term is a person who has two vocations. When used in regard to a pastor, it indicates the pastor has another source of income beyond the church. The term "part-time" is not an accurate way to describe a bivocational pastor. He may be receiving a partial salary, but he is still a full-time pastor. The best way to define a pastor who receives all of his income from a church is fully funded, not full-time.
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