My name is Duke Taber and I am a bi-vocational pastor at The Vineyard Church smack dab in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Carlos CA.
I started my secondary career in blogging 7 years ago with my this website called Taber's Truths.
It was a stunning success for a guy who knew nothing about blogging, being a webmaster, or how to write effectively. All I had was a vision from God.
Over the years I learned a lot about being a webmaster and realized that the domain name Taber's Truths didn't communicate what was needed for a ministry website. So I moved all my content to a new domain and let this domain stay dormant for a long time.
Earlier this year I finally had inspiration for what to do with Taber's Truths. It may sound crazy but I think it is a God sized vision. I am using Taber's Truths to earn affiliate income in order to support bi-vocational pastors and missionaries.
Early in my pastoral career, I had to be bi-vocational. I had to hold down a full-time job, pastor a church, and try to take care of my family. It honestly was too much. My wife and kids suffered dramatically and it has effected them since.
I don't want to see this happen to other young families trying to enter the ministry. So I am trying an experiment. I am seeing if it is possible to earn a full-time income doing affiliate blogging.
If this site is successful, then I am going to support 10 bi-vocational pastors or missionaries for 1 year and teach them what I have learned with Taber's Truths so they can quit their secular jobs and start an affiliate blog business and have much more time for their wives and kids.
It is a work in progress, so if you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I think that is a God sized mission and vision. Don't you?