“… many of those pastors have lost their second stream of income.”
On the job with his fellow truckers he talked about Jesus, sometimes in more detail than they wanted to hear.
Bivocational pastors and staff members were viewed by many people within our denomination as “second class” ministers thirty years ago. That perception is no longer true in the 21st century. Many ordained pastors and staff members choose to serve bi vocationally. They see ministry in the church and marketplace as an opportunity to share the […]
STOCKBRIDGE — In his days with the maintenance department for Rockdale County Schools, Mike Thomas began to build up friendships with many of the custodians. A hitch in developing those friendships came through the accompanying barrier, though. “At this job you come into contact with a lot of people who speak different languages,” says Thomas, pastor […]
“Most of our churches are declining numerically, and the ones plateaued are struggling financially. Members are getting older and with lower incomes it’s tough to find pastors – especially younger ones – to stay here.”