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What does Bivo stand for?

Bivo stands for Bivocational (ministers with another job)

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Furthermore, he draws together several common characteristics of these Baptist sects: exclusive reliance on the King James Version; Landmark convictions regarding Baptist origins; a soteriology that attempts to mediate between predestination and free will; bivocational clergy who lack theological training; an antimission spirit; simple, egalitarian worship; decentralized authority; traditional sex roles; rural origins and membership; and stable growth at home but losses through migration.
North American workers" here includes long-term missionaries (expected to serve more than four years) plus middle-termers (expected to serve from one to four years), but does not include bivocational associates or nonresidential missionaries--following the pattern given in the summary statistics in MH, pp.