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Help for the Working Pastor: Advantages and Disadvantages to Bi-Vocational Ministry

Monday, August 10, 2020 | Guest: Dale Seaman |

With many small churches in needy areas in the US, when should a man consider bi-vocational ministry? What are some of the advantages to working a secular job in the community? Some of the challenges? Some of the blessings? Listen as Marshall Fant interviews Dale Seaman about this topic in Episode 51 of RE: CHURCH. As pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Porterville, CA, for 28 of his 40 years of ministry, Dale Seaman has been bi-vocational for much of his ministry. He recently authored How to Kill 12 Birds with One Stone: Help for the Working Pastor, a helpful resource for bi-vocational pastors.

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About the host

Dr. Marshall Fant


Dr. Marshall Fant is focused on strengthening the American church through church consulting and revitalization, the interim pastor ministry, and church planting. Dr. Fant has 21 years of experience as a pastor and 20 years of experience as a business owner. Dr. Fant earned a D.Min. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Bob Jones University, and a B.S. in administrative management from Clemson University. He is certified as a church consultant with the Society for Church Consulting. He is available to meet with pastors and church leadership at their church or by phone. Marshall and Gretchen have been married since 1981 and have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.