Five Midwestern pastors find bivocational ministry both rewarding and a bit frustrating. Asked what they would share with a roomful of seminarians, they offered advice from their church and secular experiences.
Bivocational ministers live in two worlds — in part to support themselves and their families economically but also, at least for some, as a way to translate the world to the church and the church to the world.
Economic and other factors are driving a bivocational ministry trend. But bivos still juggle two jobs and family obligations.
Africa is a large continent, with a variety of terrain — from desert to lush jungle to towering mountains — and a diversity of people and languages — from French
Here’s a paradox. Last year, I preached a sermon on doubt, which actually helped some people’s faith. I asked the question: Does your faith have any question marks? Doubt -- the searching kind -- really does have a place in the faith process.
People of faith are keenly aware that “we are our brother’s keeper” and our children’s, our parents’, other relatives’, acquaintances’, strangers’ — everyone’s. They also are fully aware that Jesus was in the lifesaving and life-restoring business and admonished his disciples to be like him
Yesterday, for the second day in a row, outside temperatures became almost balmy. Here in mid-Missouri in the Midwest, higher temperatures and sustained sunshine were godsends. The weather where I live has not been so different from most winters we experience. We
Mediation between the Missouri Baptist Convention and four formerly affiliated agencies has ended without a resolution. The primary issue — who would control those organizations — could not be settled.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Concentrating on similarities opens doors to lasting friendships and opportunities to build bridges, 14 University of Missouri students learned recently in Cuba. The students and three adults
As a salute to Facebook's 10th year, Word&Way's media columnist offers 10 tips to help you use it.