Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Panel discussion on bivocational ministry

Last week I had the privilege of being part of a panel discussion on bivocational ministry. This discussion was hosted by The Columbia Partnership which is led by George Bullard. Other members of the panel were Angela Jackson from Central Theological Seminary, John Chowning from Campbellsville University, and David Tate from Truett Seminary. We responded to several questions about bivocational ministry from the hosts and a few more from an audience that was listening to the live taping. At the end of our time George asked if we could have a second discussion which we all agreed to do.

This second panel discussion will occur on September 24 and will feature the same panel members. The theme for this discussion is "The Positive Impact of Bivocationalism on the Ministry of Congregations." You can find out more about this discussion and find a link that will allow you to hear the first discussion here.

George Bullard and The Columbia Partnership coach church leaders, consult with churches, and provide numerous written and video resources for churches. It is exciting to see them develop resources especially for those serving in smaller church settings. You may want to look at some of the resources this organization can provide you and your church and take advantage of their expertise. You'll find their website here.

It is an honor to be part of this panel discussion, and I encourage you to listen to both recordings. I believe they will encourage you in the important work you have been called to do as a bivocational minister.

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