Sabbatical or Burnout
When's the last time your pastor took a well deserved sabbatical? A study reports that pastors who take a sabbatical are much more likely to stay at a church because they are like likely to experience burnout. Being on 24-hour call year after year gets weary. Pastors have emotional highs and lows too. A sabbatical for rest is not only wise, but required by God. He created the sabbath for man. It's a time for uninterrupted study and renewed vision that benefits the pastor and the congregation. Pastors who are given a sabbatical say they feel affirmed. "I know my church loves me because they give me a sabbatical," says one pastor. Be the one to pray for your pastor's sabbatical.