Does your church have one? Is this a throw-back to another generation and no longer relevant today? What guidelines/limitations would you put on such a policy? Ours (one I am proposing for new senior pastor coming in June) is 12-weeks AFTER 7 years. Not vacation or education, but renewal, reviving. Maybe going to some conferences, doing some reading - but MUST leave town. And check in with elders so there is accountability.