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The Free Lances of Christ’s Army: Spurgeon on Bi-Vocational Ministry

In Spurgeon's day, many churches were struggling financially. As London continued to grow, the historic churches were not enough to accommodate the growing districts. New churches were needed. But often the districts that needed the most help were comprised of the poorer population, who could hardly afford to pay for a pastor. As the middle and upper-class moved out to the suburbs or more rural areas, those places also needed new churches. But wealthy Londoners were not any better about their giving. Many were hesitant to give generously towards a new work.

Amid these challenges, Spurgeon saw a biblical solution: bi-vocational ministers.

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