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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 leads the Church Consulting and Revitalization Program at GFA, which is a special outreach ministry to assist healthy churches with strategic planning and revitalize struggling ones. As a certified church consultant, he is available to work with churches on leadership, disciple-making, financial, and facility challenges. Dr. Fant has 21 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife Gretchen replanted Harvest Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC, in 1996, and saw it grow from an average attendance of 12 to 260 people. Marshall and Gretchen Fant have been married since 1981. They have five grown children and ten grandchildren.