<<being financially self-supporting>>
The need to earn a living does not prevent us from working for God
shared and preached Christ (Act 18:2,3, 20:33,34; 1 Thes 2:9; 2 Thes 3:7-9).
About 60% of the world’s population live under governments that restrict the entry of ‘full-time’ religious workers, however those with secular skills are generally welcomed into these countries, providing opportunities to be ‘tent maker’ or self-supporting missionaries as they obey Jesus’ command to “make disciples of every nation” (Mt 28:19). Fledging church are often pastored by a person who initially also works a full-time secular job. Sometimes a person called into ministry prefers the tentmaking approach to provide their own financial support so they can stay connected and identify with the people to whom they minister. It affords them opportunities to live out their message and model what they preach through lifestyle evangelism.
We can witness for God while doing our own work
secular marketplace, where they live out their faith and share Christ by being actively involved in Kingdom ministry can be termed tent makers .