The following are resources we have developed for various situations to resource persons and congregations interested in bi-vocational/tentmaking and part-time models of ministry. Most of these materials are geared for PCUSA settings but could be applicable for other denominations. Feel free to use, revise, and adapt as your needs require. If you use any materials with our imprint, we'd appreciate your letting us know this and tell us how it was useful.

A Different Kind of Bread
Pastoral Options
Reduction of Pastoral Compensation - for COM's
Downsizing Pastoral Terms
Tentmaker Guidance
Pastoral Expectations
Negotiating Contracts
Supplemental Covenant with a Tentmaker
Tentmaking Workshop Outline

In addition, we have developed a card game that's a fun way to help a governing board to focus on their priority expectations of a pastor in a part-time situation, as well as a 5-part Bible study and discussion for a congregation wanting to explore and clarify their core values. For these materials, contact
Additional resources from the Association of Presbyterian Tentmakers are available at