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  1. Dr. Bob

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    I have always been in "full time" ministry. But sometimes only been PAID as "part time"!!

    Wonder who here are full time paid Gospel ministers and who are bi-vocational. And who are not pastors but enjoy the discussions on this forum?
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    I'll start.

    Was part time in school, 1968-70, then full time pastor from 1970-84.

    Full time Dean of a Bible College and part time college pastor 1984-88.

    Full time speaker in conferences, meetings 1988-91

    Part time mission pastor 1991-96 (worked for state of Wyoming)

    Full time College Prof at Pillsbury BBC 1996-2000

    Part time mission pastor 2000-present (work for wife's clinic)

    And who knows what is next!!
     
  3. Roy1

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    Hi Dr Bob,

    I am but a young whiper snapper, and have only in been in the ministry 6 years. But have bee a full time Missionary / Pastor.

    My income has been more or less part time. But my wife works part time so that I may spend all the time I need to for the ministry. In the beginning she worked two part time jobs. P.T.L for a wife that sees and does all that she can for the sake of the ministry. BTW for those that may not like this idea; she has never failed me, our children or the miniseries of the Church.

    Roy.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. USN2Pulpit

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    Was this on purpose? Because there is a lot of drama in this life, isn't there?

    Bi-vocational here. I do work "full-time" as a pastor, but also work a job part-time as well to make ends meet.
     
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    I work one day a week teacing literacy as well as being a missionary/pastor. But our church is very small.
     
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    I work 5 days every two weeks to support my family. My wife's responsibility has been to raise our children. Now that they are in school she has gone back to teaching to pay for the children's education.
     
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    Bivocational Music and Youth minister 1986-1992/full time job, Motion Industries and Dothan Tarp

    Full time college student 1988-1993

    Full time Music and Youth 1992-1995

    1996-present Bi-vocational Music only/full time jobs, Motion Industries 2 years and current-local cable co.

    Wife~Music Teacher 1986-present :eek:
     
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    Was this on purpose? Because there is a lot of drama in this life, isn't there?

    Bi-vocational here. I do work "full-time" as a pastor, but also work a job part-time as well to make ends meet.
    </font>[/QUOTE]Woops, [​IMG] it was typo, but there may be some truth in it.
    Lots of little dramas. ;)

    Roy.
     
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    Full-time Air Force, 1971-92
    (moonlighted 1974-1979)
    Full-time manager, 1992-1997
    Full-time pastor, 1997-2000
    Part time counselor, full time teacher--2000-2004
     
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    1996 - 1999 Part Time Associate Pastor
    1999 - 2001 Part Time Youth Pastor and Full Time Seminary Student
    2001-2003 Full time Pastor and Full Time Seminary Student
    2003-Present Full Time Pastor -- will begin work on a DMin in January 2005
     
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    Started part-time youth pastor for 3 years then full-time youth for 7 years, now pastoring full-time for 3 years
     
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    I am neither at present, but would gladly be either.

    But, God is faithful, and I know that He will open that door when it is His time.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
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    Part time Youth minister - 3 years
    Part time pastor - 1 yr & 5 months
    Work around 24 hrs a week in insurance sales to supplement my income.
    Insurance sales and Pastoring, what a combo!
     
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    Tool & die maker full time
    Bivo music & youth for 1 year (2002)
    Bivo youth & education 2 yrs (2002-present)
    Part time seminary this year also

    One day I'd LOVE to go full time & drop the tool & die work!
     
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    I work full time as an engineer.
    Have been Bivocational Pastor and interim Pastor off and on since 1997. Left my last Church I was pastor of in 2002 but have done some fill in work and revivals since then.

    I would love to be a full time pastor some day, but don't really believe that is my calling.
     
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    Full time pastor for 20 years. At times my wife had to work to make up difference by teaching school. Now things are pretty good although she still works as we have two children in college.

    Bro Tony
     
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    1981-1986 fulltime student working towards 2 doctorandus degrees at once.

    ca. 1981-1988 leftwing political activist [​IMG] :rolleyes:

    1987-1990 fulltime student turning both of my degrees into full doctorates.
    This ended in the realisation on the day that I had earned the right to print Doctor Doctor on my letterbox that I had no usefull job skills whatsoever.

    1982-1990 parttime employee of the KDC (Catholic Documentation Centre) an institute dedicated to studying and documenting the Roman Catholic heritage of the Netherlands.

    1991-2004 fulltime verger (caretaker) of the baptistchurch I grew up in. (thank you mom&dad for getting me a job [​IMG] 'well done' Julie for going to university for 10 years and afterwards needing your parents to get you employment [​IMG] )
    parttime writer in the fields I have my degrees in
    parttime gadfly of half the churchleadership (usually with the support of the other half)
     
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    1996-2001 Volunteer youth ministries coordinator at Altoona (Iowa) Regular Baptist Church (leading youth group, teaching sunday school, Awana Commander, VBS director, etc. etc.) while a) attending Faith Baptist Bible College (part and full-time as finances and time allowed) and b) working in salaried restaurant management full-time to pay the bills.

    2001-2003 Full-time paid associate pastor (in the same church as above)

    2003- present Full-time pastor in Maine, with some side duties (that are sometimes very difficult to keep "part time") overseeing church's ACE christian school ministry
     
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    I over 30 years of pastoral ministry I have always been fulltime in ministry but as Dr. Bob noted, "I have always been in "full time" ministry. But sometimes only been PAID as "part time"!!" :eek:

    As director of our state fellowship of over 100 churches here in Wisconsin a number are small and provide financial challenges for the pastors. Well over 20% are bi-vocational and that does not consider those whose wives work to provide insurance and a little extra for tuition, etc.

    While pastoring I have had a morning paper route to help with expenses in what was ostensibly a fulltime ministry and salary. In some foreign countries I have visited, most all the pastors have fulltime jobs and pastor in addition.

    It is great to know that no matter what, it is God who provides our needs. ;)
     
  20. PastorGreg

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    I work only one day a week and get paid fulltime. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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