Spring 2016

Resources for Bivocational Insights

Digital networks and training resources

“Lay-Driven Team Training”
A manual for helping lay leaders start churches, by Bruce Redmond, EFCA church-planting director for the Southeast District. Email the author for a copy.

Forge Network
Training men and women to be missionaries where they are already doing life

Missional Church Network
Offering webinars, bivocational cohorts and the annual BiVO National Conference

Tampa Underground
A community of microchurches in the Tampa Bay area committed to small, missional communities with gospel impact


Big Is Small, Slow Is Fast: Living & leading your family & community on God’s mission, by Caesar Kalinowski

BiVO: A modern-day guide for bivocational saints, by Hugh Halter

Brothers We Are Not Professionals: A plea to pastors for radical ministry, by John Piper

Everyday Church: Gospel communities on mission, by Chester & Timmis

Extreme Devotion: The voice of the martyrs

Fascinating People of the Bible: Your inspirational and entertaining guide to the famous, not-so-famous, and infamous characters of Scripture, by Christopher D. Hudson with David Barrett and Benjamin D. Irwin (wealth of bivo-type characters)

Funding Your Ministry: An in-depth, biblical guide for successfully raising personal support, by Scott Morton

Global Church Planting: Biblical principles and best practices for multiplication, by Craig Ott & Gene Wilson

Intimacy With God: Drawing ever closer to the Almighty, by Benjamin A. Sawatsky

Organic Church: Growing faith where life happens, by Neil Cole

The Pastor’s Guide to Fruitful Work and Economic Wisdom: Understanding what your people do all day, by Drew Cleveland and Greg Forster (editors)

Reflections of a Small Town Pastor: Engaging in God’s mission in smaller places, by Lee J. Smith

The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the secret of joyful giving, by Randy Alcorn

When Helping Hurts: How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor… and yourself, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert