What’s So Wrong About Being A Bivocational Pastor?

The longer I walk in church circles, the more I find pastors who are allergic to a certain turn of phrase: Bivocational clergy. The mere mention of this option curdles the face of most pastors I’ve known and read.  It’s certainly viewed in a less favorable light than full-time ministry.  People look at you funny when you say you pastor part-time.  The tone tells you that they don’t consider what you are doing real ministry. As I was finishing up seminary 10 years ago, I remember going to a seminarians conference in Nashville and hearing a Regional Minister in the … Continue reading What’s So Wrong About Being A Bivocational Pastor?