A pastor has emotional highs and lows unlike most other vocations. Pastors who’s churches encourage sabbaticals are much more likely to stay healthy and stay with the church.
A sabbatical is a time to focus in-depth on things that are important to a person’s work and life with the church. Sabbaticals for pastors are highly recommended in order to renew the calling and creativity of our spiritual leaders. Such sabbaticals should include intentional times for reflection, seeking God and deepening spiritual life and family relationships.
What happens on a sabbatical? -Planned rest
-Pursuit of God
If you or your church are interested in learning more about how to begin preparations for a pastoral sabbatical, our Network office is here to help resource and coach you along the way.