We desire to support every leader’s overall wellbeing and health in ministry by advocating for periodic ministerial sabbaticals. We believe every minister should consider planning intentional times of extended rest from ministry – whether in crisis or not. This would include those serving in bi-vocational or full-time ministry, whether in a support or lead role.We have included some resources that can help in understanding sabbaticals, structuring sabbaticals, or communicating a plan for sabbatical to the local ministry.

SNEMN Sabbatical Program

Entering Sabbath Rest by Gregg Detwiler

Sabbaticals for Ministers, the Benefits for Pastors and Congregations by Dale Wolyniak

Example 1 Sabbatical Policy for Churches

Example 2 Sabbatical Policy for Churches

Sabbatical Planning Template by Gregg Detwiler