I appreciate the opportunity to share my experience serving as a bi-vocational pastor. It is an experience that continues to form me as a leader.
As the church in the United States has undergone significant changes in its finances, so too have the ways that pastors pay their bills. The Rev. Tiffany Chaney – of Gathered byGrace in Montgomery, Alabama – speaks candidly of what it means to juggle the needs of ordained ministry with work for the Montgomery hospital cooperative, Baptist Health. She doesn’t mince words – it isn’t easy. But in this piece she both speaks honestly of the blessings and the challenges she faces, as well as presents sound advice for anyone thinking to follow a similar path in word and sacrament ministry. Read, comment, and share!
Francisco Herrera, PhD student and Interim Editor
Pastor Chaney – center, in purple – with “Dinner and Dialogue” participants.
“You sure do make it look easy!”
About six months after beginning a call as mission developer of Gathered by Grace in Montgomery, AL…
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