Church ministry has a physical, emotional, and spiritual toll on church leaders. How do sabbaticals serve to replenish and refresh?
In this episode of In:Dependence, Adrian Reynolds (FIEC Head of National Ministries) discusses sabbaticals with Neil and Liz Turton (Long Crendon Baptist Church), who recently took a sabbatical in a converted van.
00:00 - Introduction
02:23 - Why go on a sabbatical?
05:05 - A biblical basis for sabbaticals
06:43 - Planning a sabbatical
11:05 - Neil & Liz's sabbatical in a camper van
19:31 - Returning from sabbatical
21:45 - Reading on sabbatical
23:49 - The value of rest
25:04 - Practical steps to disconnect
26:43 - Communicating to the church
You can see photos of the van and watch a video of this episode on the FIEC website.
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