Sabbaticals for Ministers: The Benefits for Pastors and Congregations

by Dale Wolyniak. Focus on the Family.

This well-researched article makes a clear and compelling case for the ministry sabbatical while providing the nuts and bolts of planning for one.


reference and resource guide, explanation of how the ministry sabbatical differs from other sabbaticals, nuts and bolts of planning

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Help lay leaders prepare for a ministry sabbatical by sharing this article to provide guidance.
  • Explore additional resources by looking at the list of books, retreat centers, and website.

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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