Announcing a New Blog Series about Bi-Vocational Ministry

By |2018-07-10T13:33:01+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Anglican Leadership|Tags: |8 Comments

Admittedly, social media is usually a dumpster fire of outrage. However, on rare days, Twitter can help foster meaningful connections! (It’s even rarer on Facebook, just saying.)

June 01, 2018 was one such rare day. I posted the following Tweet:

I then received the following replies from Fr. Phillip Wilson:

Bi-Vocational Ministry Blog Series Will Start on Monday

Today, I’m happy to announce that we’re moving forward with this idea! Starting next week, on Monday, you’ll be able to read Fr. Phillip’s introductory post on “Connecting the Secular and the Sacred.”

We’d Love to Hear from You!

In the meantime, if you have any questions that you’d like Fr. Phillip (or others) to address about bi-vocational ministry, please ask them in the comments below!

As Managing Editor, Joshua is in charge of the day-to-day operations at Anglican Pastor. He is a Transitional Deacon in the Anglican Church in North America, serving at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL. He is also a Ph.D. student in theology at Wheaton College.

8 Comments

  1. Joshua Steele June 14, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I’m curious: What are some of the best jobs/careers out there for bivocational pastors?

  2. Brandon June 14, 2018 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    I was just thinking about the possibilities of bivocational ministry as it is becoming more the norm in some regions and denominations.

    • Phillip Wilson June 14, 2018 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      Hey Brandon! If you have something specific you would like focused on, let me know.

  3. Rev'd David Libbon June 14, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Props to Philip for saying the words “I’ll be willing to help.” Well done!

  4. sheila jennison June 14, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    what exactly is bi vocational ministry ?

    • Phillip Wilson+ June 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm - Reply

      Hi there Sheila! Sorry that I am just getting around to answering this. Bi-vocational ministry is typically where a minister serves the local church and also has another income earning job. In my case, the church does not offer income (I do get a stipend that I apply towards my education), so I work 40 hours a week in a local bank for my income. However, there could also be times where both supply partial income.

  5. Vicki Gladding June 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    GREAT! I am looking forward to it! Thank you!

  6. Fr. James Manley June 15, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Question for consideration at some point: Is bi-vocational ministry actually one vocation? Could it be?

    I’ve been called specifically to bi-vocational ministry since I was in college.

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