PAULUS SANG ENTREPRENEUR
Pembuat Tenda Sebagai Jembatan Penginjilan
This article wants to examine Paul's independence as a Gospel Preacher who lives as an entrepreneur. The Apostle Paul as an apostle for Gentiles has special expertise in making tents - used as a support for funding - so that it can help in the continuation of the preaching of the gospel. He does not want to burden the congregation he serves in funding the preaching of the gospel. The expertise he has is used as much as possible to sustain it in service. As an apostle, he is not ashamed to be forthright about what he is doing as a tent maker. And its main purpose is the expertise to make tents used as a bridge for the preaching of the gospel. Thus there are at least two important things obtained from this topic, namely: first, the independence of funds as an evangelist, and second, expertise as a bridge of evangelism. The method of research conducted is qualitative. The study carries out a theological approach through biblical studies. In this research, the author will describe Paul as an entrepreneur, and an entrepreneur of evangelistic bridges. The findings in this study showed that it is crucial for gospel preachers emulated Paul who made his expertise a pillar of service so that it did not become a burden on the congregation served. The church must learn to accept the fact that there are pastors who live as entrepreneurs.