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Bivos offer advice to those contemplating the ministry Print E-mail
Faith & Culture
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor   
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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.
 
Bivos seek flexibility, understanding with family, ministry, employers Print E-mail
Faith & Culture
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor   
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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.
 
Balancing Act: Economics, other factors push bivocational trend Print E-mail
Faith & Culture
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor   
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Economic and other factors are driving a bivocational ministry trend. But bivos still juggle two jobs and family obligations.
 
African church in Columbia puts aside tribal differences Print E-mail
Faith & Culture
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor   
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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 to English to tribal tongues. As African Christians immigrate to other parts of the world, they look for the familiar, a taste of home and an opportunity to praise God in their heart language. Many have found that -- in spite of tribal differences -- with the African congregation at First Baptist Church in Columbia, Mo.
 
Mediation ends between the MBC, four agencies Print E-mail
Word & Way (Missouri)
By Vicki Brown   
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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.
 
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October is Pastor Appreciation Month and Appreciation Day on October 12. Many children aren't sure what a pastor does. Perhaps it is a good time for children -- of all ages -- to spend more time getting to know and appreciate your pastor. (Video by Park West Church in Knoxville, Tenn.)

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