Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Trend #2 for the Future of Church Planting—Bivocational Ministry

In the future, church planters will choose to work in the marketplace.

Church planting today is not what it used to be. In the past, church planters were the ones who couldn’t get a "real ministry position” at a church, so they started their own. Although, there were those entrepreneurial few who defied all odds and purposefully started churches on their own, by and large being a church planter wasn’t what it is today.

Today, being a church planter is the thing to do. Church planting is getting the attention of the masses. In fact, many church planting conferences are now larger than typical pastoral conferences. This is surprising since decades ago there was no such thing as a church planting conference.

If this is how church planting is today, what will church planting look like in the future? The first trend, collaboration, can be expressed by “together we can accomplish more than we can ever do alone.” This is the cry of this next generation, and that’s why Kingdom Collaboration is the first trend.

Today, I wanted to introduce to you the next trend which is the rise and shift of bivocational ministry. Read More

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