Are you a tentmaker? This was Paul’s trade, which he continued even while he was engaged in planting churches and spreading the gospel. Today, we still have tentmaker leaders – bi-vocational pastors who might work outside the church in order to make a living, and lead the church as well. There is a certain strength in that model, for it puts church leaders into the community in which they serve. With our current model of professional clergy, there are other ways that this happens. For me, it is in taking art classes that puts me in touch with others outside the church.
The truth is, however, that YOU are a tentmaker – YOU have the perfect opportunity in your day to day life to be a sharer of the gospel within your own context – at school, at work, at play. Are you???