Sabbaticals: Investing in the Health of Ministers and Churches

Rev. Jon Medlock | Geneva Benefits Group

Sponsored by Dordt University 

Pastors are leaving the ministry at an alarming rate. With 70% of PCA pastors lacking access to sabbaticals, the church needs to give focused attention to pastoral wellbeing and sabbatical rest. This seminar will provide an overview of pastoral sabbaticals: 1) why – the reasons sabbaticals are crucial for pastoral health; 2) what – the components of a well-planned sabbatical; 3) how – a practical framework to guide churches and pastors. When pastors have access to seasons of sabbatical rest, they and the churches they serve can have strength for today and bright hope for a healthy lifetime of ministry.