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How to Talk About a Pastor’s Sabbatical

Time away for pastors is good for the congregation too
by Rob Saler | June 10, 2022

Sabbath is commanded by God, and necessary to live an abundant life, but many congregations still wonder at the value of their pastoral leadership taking a sabbatical, a designated time away from congregational life. 

In this post from our archives, Rob Saler notes the questions church members ask that start from false assumptions, and proposes healthier questions about their pastor’s sabbatical time away.

Pastoral Sabbaticals: The Right Questions

What is your congregation’s sabbatical policy for leadership? Who understands why it matters?

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