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  • Small church, bivocational group offers free education

    August 28 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Small church, bivocational group offers free education

    As Joe Wright Jr. and his wife Pennie worshiped with a Southern Baptist congregation of 12 members in the Tennessee Delta just a few weeks ago, the pastor’s participation was noticeable. “We sat there and watched the pastor open his hymnbook and without a piano, he led those 12 people in about three songs …

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  • Bivocational pastors ‘not alone,’ Page says

    May 18 2016 by Richard Nations, Missouri Pathway | with 0 comments
    Bivocational pastors ‘not alone,’ Page says

    “Bivocational pastors are my heroes,” said Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, as he addressed the annual session of the Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Network, May 13-14, at Hannibal-LaGrange University. “You are not alone,” he told the 55 pastors and wives gathered at the auditorium.

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  • Partnerships key to bivocational church planter

    July 21 2015 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Partnerships key to bivocational church planter

    After more than a year of preparation, Nathan and Deen-Deen Vedoya launched Church in the Valley on Easter Sunday with 140 people in attendance. Vedoya’s bivocational ministry in Edmonton represents what Canadian Baptists hope to see blossom throughout the city – a reproducible movement of new churches planted.

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  • Bivocational church model best, Page says

    September 18 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bivocational church model best, Page says

    The bivocational church model is the best way to make disciples in the 21st Century, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page told bivocational and small-membership church pastors he assembled in Atlanta. This was the first meeting of the Bivocational and Small Church Advisory Council Sept. 11-12.

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  • Bivocational, small church council named

    September 12 2014 by Baptist Press/SBC LIFE | with 0 comments

    Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC) President Frank S. Page has named a 21-member Bivocational and Small Church Advisory Council to serve through 2017. The council will provide information, insight and counsel to EC staff relative to the special needs and concerns of Southern Baptist bivocational and small church leaders.

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  • Bivo, small church pastors gather at SBC

    June 24 2014 by Joe Conway, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bivo, small church pastors gather at SBC

    Some 200 Southern Baptist bivocational and small church pastors gathered for fellowship encouragement at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Baltimore, June 11. The North Carolina Baptist Bivocational Ministers Association is holding a conference July 11-12 at Caraway Conference Center.

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  • Bivocational ministry not a stretch for those called to field

    April 24 2014 by Scott Barkley, The Christian Index/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Bivocational ministry not a stretch for those called to field

    Wesley Thompson would probably contend he’s devoted to ministry. A student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he’s pursuing a degree in church ministries, with an emphasis on students and families, to improve his ability at presenting the gospel.

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  • Bivocational pastors receive boost at luncheon

    June 18 2013 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bivocational pastors receive boost at luncheon

    To call Jonathan Lemaster’s life busy would be an understatement. He pastors two churches and is helping to start a third. And, until recently, he worked as a debt collector in Duluth, Minn., where he pastors.

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  • Bivocational pastors find joy in serving, connecting

    August 13 2012 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications | with 0 comments

    The busy lifestyle of a bivocational pastor sometimes takes its toll on pastor Jim Hunsucker. Bivocational pastors can work long hours. Some log 90 hours every week between two or more jobs. The long hours can impact their families and their ministries, and make it difficult to find time to build solid relationships.

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  • NAMB, at SBC, spotlights spiritual need of North America

    June 26 2012 by Adam Miller, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAMB, at SBC, spotlights spiritual need of North America

    Last year at the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Phoenix, Matt Mowrey took the stage as a testimony to God’s work in Norwich, Conn., through North American Mission Board (NAMB) missionary Shaun Pillay. This year Southern Baptists saw video of Matt’s dad who, shortly after watching last year’s presentation, became one of Norwich’s newest believers.

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  • Ezell: Bivocational pastors are SBC’s ‘Iron Men’

    June 26 2012 by Mickey Noah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ezell: Bivocational pastors are SBC’s ‘Iron Men’

    Called the “Iron Men of the SBC,” some 180 bivocational pastors and their wives from 17 states attended the third annual Bivocational Luncheon June 20, during the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in New Orleans. The luncheon was sponsored by the North American Mission Board (NAMB).

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  • Bivocational pastors needed for church planting

    November 29 2011 by Mickey Noah | with 0 comments
    Bivocational pastors needed for church planting

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – If the North American Mission Board’s Send North America evangelistic church planting initiative is to succeed, it must include thousands of bivocational pastors who are willing to plant churches.

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