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What a Sabbatical Allows You (or Your Pastor) to Do

By Dave Linde

2013--8A sabbatical leave allows you to do important things that your regular routine doesn’t. Here are some examples. These are not the only features of a sabbatical leave. Not all sabbaticals look alike. But they are features that I deeply enjoyed and appreciated this summer on my sabbatical, and I share them with you to encourage you to make sabbatical leaves part of the culture of your church. If you are a pastor, this is what a sabbatical can do for you. If you are a lay leader in a church, this is what a sabbatical can do for your pastor.

A sabbatical allows you to be unhitched, unhurried, unscheduled, unpressured. You can, for a season, set aside the burdens of clock, schedule, and demands in order to think differently about life and ministry.

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