Churches, insist on sabbaticals. Ministers and members may discover that they love the season of sabbatical and the lessons learned during it as much as they enjoy being served by a refreshed leader post-sabbatical.
Something I read in one of C.S. Lewis’ books has helped me focus on two things: 1) The Present and 2) The Eternal. Here’s why a dual focus is deeply faithful.
A pastor can’t seize sabbatical. He can only enter it with confidence in a team of leaders who will support and enable his extended absence.
After 29 years of seminary, campus ministry and church leadership, I began my first sabbatical.