Cautions Against Bi-vocational Ministry
John Starke
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I think you raise some good points, John. That being said, for me a larger part of the reality that you may be missing is you’ve assigned a lot of biblical roles to a pastor that probably arent geared for a pastor but have to be because we only recognize the role of pastor in the church, completely forfeiting the offices of apostle, teacher, evangelist and prophet. The work of evangelism, for example, should probably be led by- wait for it- an evangelist. I think this is the missing piece of team leadership/bivocational leadership that must be rediscovered if the church is to move into the next stage that the kingdom of heaven is moving towards. Pastors arent wired for everything. We need to stop pretending that they are.