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Taking a Sabbatical
Help for thinking through and planning your next sabbatical
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"The sabbatical is an entrenched tradition in academia," says Eugene Peterson. "But pastors, committed to the life of the spirit, a life at least as strenuous, if not more so, than the life of the mind, rarely get sabbaticals. I wonder why."

This 34-page resource unpacks the underestimated value of taking a ministry sabbatical. It also gives pastors guidance for making the most of a sabbatical when they do take one.

NOTE: You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource to be distributed in a church or educational setting.

This Resource contains all of the following:

When It's Time to Get Away
How to prepare your heart and mind for (temporary) separation from your church

Desert and Harvest
The bounty of a sabbatical goes beyond mere time away.

Unusual Sabbaticals
A good sabbatical requires stopping long enough to look around and see God in a new way.

How to Get a Sabbatical (free sample)
Prior to a sabbatical, a pastor must address three separate groups.

Sabbatical Is Not Study Leave
Why pastors should use sabbaticals to renew their spirit

Sabbatical in the Office
How to get away when you can't go away

Back from Sabbatical
The gifts of a sabbatical

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Topics:Burnout, Prayer Time, Reflection, Renewal, Solitude, Spiritual Growth
Filters:Discipleship, Pastor, Prayer
References:John 10:11-18
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Charles Bradley

July 12, 2015  4:27pm

I have pastured 16 year having only 3 weeks vacation for the whole time

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