Bi-vocational Pastors

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  1. jeben

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    Pros and cons of bi-vocational pastors
     
  2. abcgrad94

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    Pros
    health insurance
    have an outlet besides home and church
    have outside contacts besides church members
    display a good testimony to others at work
    little better financial budget
    if you leave the church, you still have an income elsewhere
    you better understand the needs of your working people and are more forgiving if they cannot always be involved every time the door is open.
    You learn to better manage your time because it's crucial to survival

    Cons
    Never enough time to do it all, especially visitation and outreach
    sometimes work demands conflict with church needs
    sometimes you tend to put family time last
    Church still expects you to be "full time" pastor with a part time salary
    Church never wants to give you a raise or bonus because "after all, he already has an income"
     
  3. Jon-Marc

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    Not all churches can afford to pay a pastor a livable salary. However, working two jobs can prevent a pastor from having the time to pastor and counsel the church folk, or to find time for proper study.
     

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