Pastor and author Dennis Bickers will explore where bivocational ministry is heading in the next few years, some of the advantages bivocational ministry provides to the minister and church, and will offer encouragement to those serving in bivocational ministry. He will also address how the growth of bivocational ministry will impact denominations and seminaries. The conference will also include panels of pastors and congregants speaking on the topic, and ESR professor Phil Baisley will share a report on research he has been doing on bivocational ministry.
Phil Baisley is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies at Earlham School of Religion. He is a graduate of ESR earning the M.Div. in 1993. He received the D.Min. from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2009.