- What is bivocational ministry?
- Why choose it?
- Where can you find it?
- Who is the bivocational minister?
Veteran bivocational minister and author Dennis Bickers answers these basic questions in establishing the work of bivocational ministry. Simply defined, it is the professional ministry of any pastor or salaried church leader who also has other sources of income. Traditionally, it is a ministry that has been treated as second-class and less than ideal, but Bickers celebrates its benefits and rewards, even as he acknowledges its challenges.
- What makes bivocational ministry challenging?
- What makes it rewarding?
- What might a week in the bivocational life look like?
Bickers also explores how bivocational ministry can work for the local church—and how it is gaining credibility and appreciation in various Christian denominations. Finally, he shares some practical tools to aid the bivocational minister in the common challenges of sermon planning, compensation, and goal setting.