Chip Smith’s passion for bi-vocational ministry began behind the pulpit, grew during his time with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) and will continue as he plans to return to bi-vocational pastoring.

Smith served as an associate in SBOM’s office of LeaderCare and church administration for 10 years, concluding his service there in May. In that role, he had three different focuses: church administration, preschools, and bi-vocational ministry.

“I am passionate about bi-vocational ministry because the majority of Alabama Baptist churches have bi-vocational pastors [and without them many] of our churches would be pastorless and probably end up closing. (continued…)

Read the full article from The Alabama Baptist Newspaper – http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/smith-retires-from-sbom-continues-ministry/

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