The Bivocational Pastor: Two Jobs, One Ministry

by Dennis Bickers. Beacon Hill Press, 2004.

Offers a more biblical way to measure the success of a bivocational church than merely counting "nickels and noses" and offers guidance on how to enjoy a successful bivocational ministry. (ICC Resource Guide)

From Amazon: Bivocational ministers face unique challenges. Often, you are called to lead smaller churches with few resources, many of which have plateaued or are in decline. Many bivocational pastors have little or no formal theological training. Bivocational ministry is looked at by some as a ’second-class’ ministry performed by people who do not have the opportunity to serve a larger church. Along with your family and church responsibilities, your second job also requires a large amount of time each week. But you have a special calling, as both of your jobs can provide opportunities for ministry. In his new book, Dennis Bickers provides solid advice to help you succeed in bivocational ministry. You’ll learn how to:Manage time wiselyDefine success on your own termsDevelop a vision for your churchMaintain a passion for the ministryAnd much more!Read Dennis Bicker’s Blog

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Note: a different resource from The Work of the Bivocational Minister