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Finding Work-Life Balance as a Bi-Vocational Pastor

Balancing one job alongside your personal life can be challenging enough, but the life of a bi-vocational pastor requires much more time management than most realize.

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The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

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Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Balancing one job alongside your personal life can be challenging enough, but the life of a bi-vocational pastor requires much more time management than most realize.

When you’re juggling a nine-to-five job with preparing for Sunday sermons, weekly counseling sessions with church members, spending time with your spouse, and raising Godly children, time becomes your most valuable asset.

In this episode of Modern Church Leader, we sit down with bi-vocational pastor and Tithely employee Rob Nieves to discuss his way of finding and maintaining a work-life balance.

“If you are not good about time management, then bi-vocational ministry is probably not for you. The demands on your time and your family are really serious.” - Rob Nieves

Rob speaks on the unrealistic expectations that can come with bi-vocational pastoring. Managing your congregation’s expectations can be just as difficult as managing your time. Church members may be used to having a full-time pastor available at all times. But the key to keeping expectations realistic is clear communication with your church.

Leading by example and teaching the values of the family from the pulpit are great ways to communicate how your family functions outside of the church doors. Once people see your priorities and values, they start to see how you balance work and family.

Finally, give yourself grace. Preparing for sermons might look different week-to-week because of your work schedule. You might have to take time away from your day job because of a church emergency. But continually trying the best you can is all you can do.

“I give myself grace. There are some Sundays when I am less prepared, but I know I did my best… those tend to be my best Sundays anyways.” - Rob Nieves

Committing to the life of a bi-vocational pastor is committing to a life of surrender. It is a constant act of surrendering your calendar, your time, your finances, your passions, your family, and your work.

As we all know, God shows up the most when we are weakest.

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-11

Learn more about New Walk Church here --- https://www.newwalk.me

Learn more about Rob as the Skilled Pastor here -- https://www.youtube.com/@SkilledPastor

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H1 What’s a Rich Text element?

H2 What’s a Rich Text element?

H3 What’s a Rich Text element?

H4 What’s a Rich Text element?

H5 What’s a Rich Text element?
H6 What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

H4 Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

H4 How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

  • List Item 1
  • List Item 2
  • List Item 3

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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Finding Work-Life Balance as a Bi-Vocational Pastor

Finding Work-Life Balance as a Bi-Vocational Pastor

Balancing one job alongside your personal life can be challenging enough, but the life of a bi-vocational pastor requires much more time management than most realize.

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Balancing one job alongside your personal life can be challenging enough, but the life of a bi-vocational pastor requires much more time management than most realize.

When you’re juggling a nine-to-five job with preparing for Sunday sermons, weekly counseling sessions with church members, spending time with your spouse, and raising Godly children, time becomes your most valuable asset.

In this episode of Modern Church Leader, we sit down with bi-vocational pastor and Tithely employee Rob Nieves to discuss his way of finding and maintaining a work-life balance.

“If you are not good about time management, then bi-vocational ministry is probably not for you. The demands on your time and your family are really serious.” - Rob Nieves

Rob speaks on the unrealistic expectations that can come with bi-vocational pastoring. Managing your congregation’s expectations can be just as difficult as managing your time. Church members may be used to having a full-time pastor available at all times. But the key to keeping expectations realistic is clear communication with your church.

Leading by example and teaching the values of the family from the pulpit are great ways to communicate how your family functions outside of the church doors. Once people see your priorities and values, they start to see how you balance work and family.

Finally, give yourself grace. Preparing for sermons might look different week-to-week because of your work schedule. You might have to take time away from your day job because of a church emergency. But continually trying the best you can is all you can do.

“I give myself grace. There are some Sundays when I am less prepared, but I know I did my best… those tend to be my best Sundays anyways.” - Rob Nieves

Committing to the life of a bi-vocational pastor is committing to a life of surrender. It is a constant act of surrendering your calendar, your time, your finances, your passions, your family, and your work.

As we all know, God shows up the most when we are weakest.

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-11

Learn more about New Walk Church here --- https://www.newwalk.me

Learn more about Rob as the Skilled Pastor here -- https://www.youtube.com/@SkilledPastor

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