We do not make disciple to follow us. We make disciples who follow Jesus! We call others, show them who Jesus is to us and help them along as they follow our Lord Jesus Christ. We expect that they, in turn, will share the good news and help others as well. Then we become fellow … Continue reading BiVo019: How to make disciples as a BiVo Pastor
On the 14th of August 14 years ago (2004) I got married to this beautiful daughter of God – Olu Sobanjo. Lots of good things have happened as you can imagine in 14 years. I am happy to announce that I am grateful to God for giving me such a wonderful wife. I do not take … Continue reading BiVo018: Lessons from 14 years of marriage to Olu Sobanjo
If you fail to plan you are planning to fail – Benjamin Franklin What does it mean to succeed as a bi-vocational Pastor? How do you know that you are doing well as a BiVo Minister? When you have a sense that God is pleased with you When you observe consistent spiritual growth in your … Continue reading BiVo017: How to measure Success as a BiVocational Pastor
My guest today is a very good friend. I have known him since 1989 when we were in secondary school. He is a medical doctor and the founding pastor of Grace Community Outreach Center and Church in Manchester UK. This interview will bless you. Listen to it today! Resources Here are some of the resources … Continue reading BiVo016: Interview with Dr Joe Omofuma – Don’t settle for Average!
Whenever I give myself the excuse that I do not have enough time to pray! I also remind myself that any assignment I am engaged in that makes it impossible to report to God who commissioned the assignment in the first place is a waste of time. If we are aware of the power of … Continue reading BiVo 015: Not Enough Time To Pray! What is the Solution?
On this episode of the BiVo Podcast, Sidney Ladi Sanni shares his BiVo Story! I was blessed by the interview. You will see how God uses our willingness, to open new doors for ministry. Bro Sidney is a Publisher, a Teacher in the marketplace and a Teacher of the Word of God wherever God opens … Continue reading BiVo 14: Interview with Bro Sidney Ladi Sanni – A Bivo Teacher!
Counselling is good and necessary. However, how many hours should a pastor spend doing this every week? The difficult thing about counseling is that many times, those that are being counseled do not eventually act on the advice they have received. If you spend more time counselling than you spend in prayer and personal Bible … Continue reading BiVo013:How to reduce counselling time as a BiVocational Pastor
How many members do you have in your church? What is your average Sunday attendance? These questions are great and we are always aware of their answers. However, are we equally aware of answers to questions like..? How many members of your church family are fishers of men? How many people in your church are … Continue reading One Big Mistake Many Bivocational Pastors Make
Even when you don’t see many people attending your meetings at the beginning of your ministry, check other metrics! God has a way of showing to His ministers the He is with them. On this episode of the BiVo Podcast, Pastor Ben Awoseyila, shares his BiVo Story and his journey so far as a BiVo … Continue reading BiVo011: BiVo Ministers need to read with Pastor (Dr) Ben Awoseyila
As a minister, you will need to pray for people often. It takes the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit to show to a person that he or she is lost without Christ Jesus. It also takes the power of the Holy Spirit, to bring a believer to the place where they confess that without … Continue reading BiVo010: How to Pray effectively for other believers! Ephesians Prayers!
It’s not how loud we shout or how long we pray that make our prayers effective. It is how much faith we have in God to whom we are praying that makes the difference. There are long prayers that get little results and there are short prayers that get big results. Short prayers that get big results ride … Continue reading BiVo009:Time Tested Tips on How to Maximize Your Prayer Time as a BiVocational Pastor or Minister
It’s so easy to get too busy to pray or study scripture! It’s easier to stir up emotions than to guide the spirit of people to God! Before we can move people towards God, we must first be moved towards God ourselves. Getting great reviews from people is not the goal of the Bivocational Minister. … Continue reading 2 Habits Every BiVocational Minister must have to maintain Power
Have you discovered that as a saint – Deep within you, every other source of fulfillment pales in comparison to the “Well Done” of the Holy Spirit? Have you noticed how joyful you feel when you are privileged to lead someone to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? What about the joy of just helping a … Continue reading BiVo007 – Many Vocations but just One Vision
It is very easy to get distracted when you are not sure of what your goal is. For a person who has no clear goal, everything is a distraction! On today’s episode of the BiVo podcast, I share three things that have helped me minimize distractions in my life as a minister! Listen and be … Continue reading Dealing with Distractions as a BiVocational Minister
Every believer is a minister and a branch of Jesus the true vine. We have the same spiritual DNA as Jesus. On this podcast, I encourage BiVo misters to allow this potential become a reality! I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; … Continue reading Branches of Jesus the True Vine
What is the dilemma of the BiVo minister? You wonder whether to pursue a career in the marketplace or in the ministry. There is always this tension about what to give the most of your energy and time to. This dilemma is not unique to the BiVo minister! However, for the BiVo minister, you sense … Continue reading The BiVocational Ministers’ Dilemma!!!
Every skill, experience or training you have can be used by God when truly surrendered to Him. God is using so many BiVocational Ministers today to do great exploits. This is a summary of how God has been providing for me and my family as we yield to His leading daily. Resources BiVO: A Modern-Day … Continue reading My BiVo Story – How God Provides for His Servants
Who is a BiVocational Minister? You sense a call to ministry or you are already in ministry and you need to work in the marketplace to supplement your income. you do not want to burden the people you are ministering to at the initial stages of the work. you have a call to the marketplace as … Continue reading Who is a BiVocational Pastor or Minister?
Show Transcript Hello and welcome to the Bivo Podcast – A podcast for pastors, church planters, ministers, anyone who is doing the work of ministry and working at the same time. This is your time of encouragement and I’m your host, Ade Sobanjo. Welcome! A stroke will change your life. It has changed the lives … Continue reading Chapter 1 – Introduction (Stroke Recovery Story)
Transcript The 2nd chapter of the book and that is “Before the Stroke, What was my Story?” So once again, my name is Ade Sobanjo – that’s pronounced So-ban-jo. Yeah! That’s not how it was pronounced when I was born but I have since changed that. My wife and I, we decided to change our … Continue reading Chapter 2 – My Life before the Stroke (Stroke Recovery Story)