Christianity Today has posted an article by Daniel Im on trends in church planting and it deals with bi-vocational ministry.
He says being bi-vocational ministry is being embraced for three main reasons:
- As a deliberate strategy: “In the future of church planting we will see church planters embracing bi-vocational ministry as a missiological strategy, rather than just as an alternative way to fund themselves.”
- As a first option not a last resort: “For many church planters in the future, choosing bi-vocational ministry will not be a matter of being out of money, but it will be a matter of being on a specific mission.”
- With reverse-tier funding: “Lastly, in the future, there will be church planters who will initially plant their church fully bi-vocationally, but then slowly transition to taking a salary as the church grows.”