Journeying Toward Renewal: A Spiritual Companion for Pastoral Sabbaticals

by Melissa Sevier. Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.


This resource uses the journal entries of the author in addition to interviews with sabbatical recipients to delve into the benefits of sabbatical leaves for clergy and their congregations.


interviews with other sabbatical recipients, suggestions for reflection and further study, ways congregations benefit from sabbaticals

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Discuss whether a sabbatical leave is best for your congregation by reading chapters on sabbatical funding and its benefits.
  • Renew your ministry by taking a sabbatical, providing time to reflect.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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