Reflecting on Church #7: A Bivocational Minister

With our journey of visiting fifty-two churches over, I can reflect more on the complete experience. Today, I’ll add to my thoughts about Church #7.

Churches typically spend the majority of their money (at least half, often quite a bit more) on staff compensation but not this church. The pastor of this church is bivocational, that is, he has a regular job during the week and serves the church as a volunteer. This means they can direct much more of their money to help others and reach out into the community.

I applaud this. It’s closer to how the early church functioned and follows the model of Paul in the Bible. I wish more churches and church leaders would follow the example of this pastor, Paul, and what I read in the Bible.

[See my reflections about Church #6 and Church #8 or start with Church #1.]