Pastors: Have you taken a sabbatical leave?

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  1. LarryN

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    If your answer is "Yes":

    -When?
    -For how long?
    -For what purpose?
    -Was the purpose accomplished?

    If your answer is "No":

    -Would you ever like to?
    -For what purpose?
     
  2. Bro Tony

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    I have been at my present church for over 12 years now. In the seventh year of service here, the church gave me a sabbatical of six weeks to get away and be refreshed. It was a great time of renewal for my personal walk, for my wife and kids. It gave me the opportunity to just go to a church and worship with my family and also to glean from what others were doing. It help me not to be to tunnel visioned. I am very grateful for my church doing this. I believe it led to my longevity in service here.

    Bro Tony
     
  3. Pastor J

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    I needed one, but our church was too small and I didn't have anyone to fill the pulpit. Until a year ago, my vacations were mon-Sat. I think it would have been good a couple years ago for me to get away for a month. Just like Bro. Tony, it would have been an opportuntiy to be preached to and renew family and personal walks.
     
  4. dh1948

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    Does time to recuperate from surgery count? I suspect the majority of my people think it does. [​IMG]
     
  5. SaggyWoman

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    Very few churches allow sabbaticals.

    I think they should offer such to all paid staff.
     
  6. Dr. Bob

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    We set up a sabbatical program for 6 months after 10 years. Seems a long time to wait and I voted against it - would rather see 6-7 years and take 3 months + maybe a trip to Holy Land or to Europe/Reformation heritage.
     
  7. Paul33

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    Every two to three years. Right after the church forces me out! Ha Ha Ha.
     
  8. Greg Linscott

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    (Grim laugh)
     

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