IMG_2082In this 6th episode, Ronnie and Chris interview Bro. Josh Ball.

Ronnie and Chris talk to the youth pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, Bro. Josh Ball. Liberty Baptist is located in Chickmauga, Georgia. Bro. Josh has been the pastor there for 3 years. This is his first pastorate and was a member of the church just prior to becoming their pastor. Chris and Ronnie talk to Bro. David about how technology can help bivocational preachers be better prepared for ministry. Josh talks about balancing home with work and ministry. We also talk about youth and trying to impact young people for Christ in an age of skepticism. Josh made a great point: If you are going through a tough time, if it’s not good right now, God’s not done yet. God’s work will prevail.

IMG951973In this 5th episode, Ronnie and Chris interview Bro. David Crane.

Ronnie and Chris talk to the pastor of Battlefield Baptist Church, Bro. David Crane. Battlefield Baptist is located in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Bro. David has been the pastor there for 8 years. This is his first pastorate and was a member of the church just prior to becoming their pastor. Chris and Ronnie talk to Bro. David about leadership in the local church as well as overcoming health adversities. Bro. David gives insight into an essential part of success in bivocational ministry: being yourself. We also talk about resources and helps in sermon prep.

In this 4th episode, Ronnie and Chris interview Bro. Buster Fox.

Ronnie and Chris talk to the pastor of Fairview Baptist Church Bro. Buster Fox. Fairview is located in Reliance, Tennessee. Bro. Buster lives in Crandall, Georgia. That is 35 miles one way. Bro. Buster is 40 years old and has been preaching since he was 14 years old. He started pastoring when he was 26. For most of his ministry, Bro. Buster has been bi-vocational. He shares with is insights into dealing with family issues, difficulties and successes.

In this third episode, Ronnie and Chris discuss the pro’s and con’s to bivocational ministry.

Ronnie and Chris talk about an article on Tom Rainer’s website entitled Eight Reasons Why Some Full-time Pastors and Staff Should Go Bivocational. They go through this blog post and discuss the pro’s and con’s to bivocational ministry from the perspective of people currently doing bivocational ministry.

In this second episode, Ronnie and Chris talk about one of the most important aspects of bi-vocational ministry: Time.

Being able to manage your time is critical to the survival and the success of bi-vocational ministry.

 

In this first episode, Ronnie and Chris talk about their background, their calling, and how they ended up in bi-vocational ministry.

This is the first episode in a podcast that is aimed at encouraging and helping people serving in a bi-vocational ministry. Chris and Ronnie are two guys who are doing bi-vocational ministry every week. Their real world approach to leading in the church, the home and the workplace is a valuable resource for all those serving the Lord Jesus in the same path.

Join them each week as the give their real world experience and encouragements in the Bi-vocational Preacher Podcast.