Sabbaticals

Webster defines “Sabbatical” as: “A period of time during which someone does not work at his or her regular job and is able to rest, travel, do research, etc.” Does your church have a Sabbatical Policy? If so, who gets one? Just the Senior Pastor? Just the Executive Team? All the pastors? How often?

Sabbatical Policy

September 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Sabbatical Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 2005 Sabbatical Policy of the Westminster Church of [...]

Sabbatical Policy

September 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Sabbatical Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below is the Sabbatical Policy from Bel Air Presbyterian Church [...]

True Confessions of a Decent Horse

August 30th, 2013|Comments Off on True Confessions of a Decent Horse

“My good Horse, you’ve lost nothing but your self-conceit. No, no, cousin. Don’t put back your ears and shake your mane at me. If you are really so humbled as you sounded a minute ago, [...]

Sabbatical On-Ramps and Off-Ramps

August 5th, 2013|Comments Off on Sabbatical On-Ramps and Off-Ramps

One of the keys to a successful sabbatical has nothing to do with what you do on your sabbatical itself, but everything to do with how you transition into and out of it. For twenty years I have [...]

Get the Most From Your Sabbatical

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on Get the Most From Your Sabbatical

Recently, our church gave my wife and I the gift of an eight-week sabbatical. It exceeded my expectations, by a long shot. My last sabbatical was devoted to writing a dissertation. Thankfully, this one was quite [...]