In many of the IFB churches (and perhaps other types of churches) a calling to professional ministry is a higher calling than a calling to a tentmaker ministry and much more recognition is given to those in this type of ministry. Usually those in the ministry are better christians than those not in the ministry. This has led to perhaps a looking down upon the laymen in many churches in that laymen do not know much theology, and a overemphasis on the professionals. Interesting one can have this position given that Paul was a tentmaker, as well as Abraham, Joseph, Moses, John the Baptist, and such. I know that Ezra was a scribe and a professional in the ministry, but God has used so many that were not ministry professionals. Yet in todays day you can't be used unless you are ordained. I am not saying all churches are like this, but perhaps many. WOTM has equipped many to do evangelism and not rely on the professionals and that anyone can be an open air preacher just as long as they have the heart, the calling, the boldness, and the voice.