Sabbaticals

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Charles Anderson talks about the value of sabbaticals for ministry leaders. Charles Anderson is Directing Pastor at University United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. 


Which of Charles’ points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Charles has a sabbatical program at his church that requires all pastors to take three months off every four years for rest and renewal. He said it is an investment in the longterm wellbeing of the pastor and the congregation. Consider if it may be time for you or other pastors on your team to step away from the ministry.  


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