bi-vocational

A 2-post collection

Exodus to Exile

I slammed the door behind me, distraught, lost, empty, alone, and at a loss of words. How can this be happening again? Desperate, I cried out to God, tears streaming down my face, I ranted, I raged, but most of all I grieved. I wept and in my despair I pleaded with God to answer one question. Are you even here? Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter? Left with no more words to speak and only more tears to shed, I laid down on my bed. As soon as my back hit the bed it happened. It was like a dream, a daydream, a vision of myself getting back off the bed and walking over...

Confessions of a Recovering Bi-Vocational Pastor

As I walked towards the conference room a sense of dread overtook me. I didn't want to go to this breakout session. If it wasn't for my pastor asking me to go I wouldn't have gone near this meeting. I walked in and quickly found a seat. Arms crossed, trying to hide the anger and dread I felt inside, I waited for this thing to start. "The future of church planting is bi-vocational ministers. We have as a goal to plant 15,000 churches by 2022. Even if each of those churches were able to get by with a $100,000 yearly budget that would be 1.5 Billion dollars. The math doesn't work." Everything within me wanted to run...