At any rate, I've had several people lately tell me that they think I need to take a sabbatical. Apparently it's showing. Certainly it's better than just quitting. Just today my coaching huddle leader strongly recommended I take at least 2-3 months. He said their church requires all staff to take a sabbatical every 7 years. Our denomination recommends 10 years. Since I'm approaching 13 years here, I guess maybe I am due.
So, here are a few links to some sites I found with a quick google search. We'll see how this goes...
- Lilly Endowment
- Andy Rowell's blog post with some info and links
- A random article I ran across
- Clergy renewal.org
- Ideas for using sabbaticals
- Sabbatical examples
- John Alwood: ideas for sabbaticals