What a Sabbatical Means for Village
The following has been cross-posted on the Village Blog.
In 2017, the leadership at Village elected to adopt a sabbatical policy for pastors. For every seven years of service, your pastors are eligible for a period of intentional, constructive time away from the normal demands of ministry.
On May 28, I will be entering into a season of sabbatical lasting until August 5. This is not designed to be an extended vacation; it is a proactive rhythm of rest, removed from the normal routines and demands of the pastorate, to promote longevity, and prevent the burnout so common among many in leadership today. I am grateful for the opportunity to disconnect, bury my head in books and writing projects, and invest in both my family and my communion with Christ.
I know that this feels jarring for some at Village. I do most of the preaching, and my responsibilities make me one of the most...
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