Planning and Taking a Sabbatical
Church ministry has a physical, emotional, and spiritual toll on church leaders. How do sabbaticals serve to replenish and refresh?
In this episode, Adrian Reynolds (Head of National Ministries) discusses sabbaticals with Neil and Liz Turton (Long Crendon Baptist Church), who recently took a sabbatical in a converted van.
00:00 - Introduction
02:23 - Why go on a sabbatical?
05:05 - A biblical basis for sabbaticals
06:43 - Planning a sabbatical
11:05 - Neil & Liz's sabbatical in a camper van
19:31 - Returning from sabbatical
21:45 - Reading on sabbatical
23:49 - The value of rest
25:04 - Practical steps to disconnect
26:43 - Communicating to the church
Resources mentioned in this episode
- The Imitation of Christ, Thomas à Kempis (amazon.co.uk)
- The Least, the Last and the Lost, Mez McConnell (10ofthose.co.uk)
- Dying Well, John Wyatt (ivpbooks.com)
Neil and Liz's adapted van
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