Retired Pastors and Deacons: Something to Consider

By Bishop Michael Rinehart The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is structured to work well in middle-class communities. A church of 120-150 can sustain the salary of a full-time pastor and pay the expenses of the building. Activities involve trips that can be...

Three Bi-vocational Pastors

Bishop Mike Rinehart What is it like to be a bi-vocational pastor? What is it like to work a job during the week and serve a congregation on the weekends? How does one handle midweek church responsibilities? Funerals? Hospital calls? In this article we’ll talk to...