This week my “day” job started by up again. My day job is teaching English Language Arts and Reading to 7th graders. People usually feel that I am a glutton for punishment; I pastor a church AND teach rambunctious junior high students about all the grammar they want to forget. But this is because the Lord has seen fit to bless me with a unique challenge: bivocational ministry.
I will be candid with you: bivocational ministry is a challenge. If you read any pastor blog, magazine or journal, you will be confronted with the fact that the modern pastor is required to wear many hats: preacher, prayer leader, hospital visitor, funeral conductor, administrator, social media marketer, bathroom cleaner, yard mower and cat wrangler. What is required of most pastors today is daunting. Now imagine that you must squeeze those pastoral duties around an 8-to-5 job, family life and marriage. You see why bivocational ministry is a challenge, don’t you? So how do I and the numerous other bivocational pastors out there make it through the day? Continue reading “The Challenge of Bivocational Ministry”