BiVo Learning Community

Even though the majority of church staff, as well as church planters in the United States are bivocational (working both in and outside the church) there are few people talking the why and how of bivocational ministry. The number of bivocational pastors is increasing rapidly, but the vast majority of training and conferences are led by people in “full-time” ministry, from large churches that have large budgets. We want to try to change the conversation.

This learning community will help individuals better understand the benefits and challenges of bivocational ministry and it will equip partcipants to find creative pathways for leveraging all of life into one calling.

Possible Participants:

  • Bivocational Church Planters
  • Bivocational Pastors & staff of existing churches
  • People already working full-time but want to start something new 

What is Involved With Each Learning Community:

  • Each learning community lasts 6 months
  • The learning community gathers online monthly with Hugh Halter and Brad Brisco
  • Closed Facebook group page for peer-to-peer learning and additional resources
  • Learning Community Size: 8


$100 monthly ($600) per person or,

Up front payment of $500 per person

Webinar Content:

Webinar 1 – What is our calling?

Webinar 2 – What do we mean by church?

Webinar 3 – Church as team

Webinar 4 – The 5 “knacks” of BiVO ministry

Webinar 5 – Where leaders spend their time

Webinar 6 – Incarnational evangelism


Hugh Halter

Hugh is the National Director of Forge America Mission Training Network. He has authored The Tangible Kingdom, AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church, TK Primer, FLESH, and BiVO. His latest book is titled Brimstone: The Art and Act of Holy Nonjudgment. Hugh has planted two churches, both of which were bi-vocational stories. For a sample of Hugh speaking on the importance of bivocational ministry check out this short clip from the Sentralized conference.

Brad Brisco

Brad is currently the Church Planting Catalyst for the North America Mission Board in Kansas City; where he recruits, trains and coaches church planters. He holds a doctorate in the area of missional ecclesiology; his doctoral thesis was on assisting existing congregations in transitioning in a missional direction. He serves on the National Leadership team for Forge America. He is the co-author of Missional Essentials, a twelve-week small group study guide, The Missional Quest, and the forthcoming Next Door As It Is In Heaven.