A Bivocational Church Planter is one who works a second job to supplement the salary the church provides. Their hope is that the church will eventually be in a position to provide the financial support for the planter to leave his second job to focus full-time on the church plant.
A Covocational Church Planter is one whose primary vocation is in the marketplace and at the same time is called to start a church. A “covo” planter is one who has a clear calling in the marketplace that he never intends to leave. He knows God has called him to be a teacher, mechanic, graphic designer or doctor and he desires to weave that calling into the plan to plant a church.