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Five reasons why I’m happy to be a bi-vocational leader

On Monday I outlined three different ways a leader could be bi-vocational. Today I want to outline five reasons why I’m positive about this and in no great rush to change. Bi-vocational is the norm for leaders. Note I didn’t say pastors or church staff, but the majority of leaders in the majority of churches have paid work outside the church. For the majority of leadership is served by people volunteering their time, gifts and skills to the church in addition to their job. Seeing life and leadership this way…

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The bi-vocational leader

In recent years, many new terms have entered the vocabulary of Christian leadership. Alongside the rise of the missional community has come the bi-vocational leader. It used to be called tentmaking, because that’s literally what the apostle Paul did to support himself (Acts 18:3). Maybe today, Paul would be a jobbing builder. You can find eight reasons here for example. There are three main ways in which one can be a bi-vocational leader. They are: Self-employed. Here you manage your own business, time and taxes and weave into this mix…

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