Scott McConnell examines research and statistics about pastors serving in bivocational ministry.
- Which statistic most surprised you in this research? Why? With which statistic(s) do you most relate? How so?
- To which extreme do you fall as a bivocational pastor in your employment status: no outside job or a full-time outside job? How does your status impact your ministry?
- If bivocational pastors typically experience a deficit in support and help, how have you responded to this tension? What have you learned that may encourage other bivocational pastors or those considering bivocational ministry?
- Based on your own experience, is bivocational ministry better, worse, or just different? How so?