Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Bi-vocational, Missional, Time-management, Work/Life Balance, Evangelism, Discipleship
Christianity | Religion
MacNeil, Cory A., "The Effective Bi-vocational Pastor" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2697.
Pastors fill an important role as they lead churches to fulfill the Great Commission. This is especially challenging for bi-vocational pastors who have jobs outside of ministry. Meanwhile, some church members view the bi-vocational pastor as the paid professional and misunderstand their role as members/ministers. The original design of God is for pastors and members to be disciples who make disciples according to 2 Timothy 2:2. The purpose of this project is to help bi-vocational pastors in the Northeast strategically equip their people to become effective members, ministers, and missionaries who realize the significance of being disciples who make disciples. This researcher will survey bi-vocational pastors to assess their habits and strategies. Using this information and the research, the researcher will attempt to help bi- vocational pastors have more effective lives and ministries.