Resources for Study and Reflection:

Another Look at Bivocational Ministry by Jimmy Reader; Read about the possibilities and blessings for Pastor and Church:
This is a 1.6 Mb downloadable Acrobat Reader (PDF) file.

Bivocational Pastors and Small Churches: A Special Opportunity for Ministry
This pamphlet produced by Educational Ministries American Baptist Churches USA summarizes the issues a church needs to consider while considering entering into bivocational ministry.>

Call to Bivocational Ministry: Enriching the Mission of the Church
This pamphlet produced by Educational Ministries American Baptist Churches USA outlines the process of entering bivocational ministry.

Turning the Tide on Bivocational Ministry by Kate Penfield, Executive Director, The Ministers Council, ABC/USA Kate explores how pastors and churches are more and more understanding bivocational ministry as an intentional and healthy
choice for ministry. (Issue No. 2, Vital Churches) December 1998. (162 KB PDF file)

Vital Churches: Building Vital Churches Through Bivocational Ministry (205 KB PDF file)A sample of this ocassional publication sponsored by the Minister's Council ABC/USA. This is Issue No. 1 - April 1988.