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Everyone needs weekly rest and worship, but it's especially hard for church leaders who work on weekends.

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Exhausted!Subscriber Access Only

Worn out? Here are tips for ministry refreshment.
The Silence Between the Notes

The Silence Between the NotesSubscriber Access Only

A theology of rest is essential to redeeming a theology of work.
Healthy Pastor, Healthy Church

Healthy Pastor, Healthy ChurchSubscriber Access Only

When my personal deterioration changed direction, so did our congregation.
Invisible Matters

Invisible Matters

Spiritual heart disease is that slow, invisible illness that, unchecked, results in a leader's demise.
A Day Off from God Stuff

A Day Off from God Stuff

What is a sabbath rest for pastors, when you handle holy things all week long?
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Our editors have compiled our best on Sabbath topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

The Pastor's Sabbath

The Pastor's SabbathSubscriber Access Only

Eugene Peterson explains how his decision to keep a "genuine Sabbath" has benefitted him in a host of unexpected ways.
How to Get a Sabbatical

How to Get a SabbaticalSubscriber Access Only

In order to get approved for a sabbatical, pastors must address the attitudes of the board, the congregation, and themselves.
Overcoming the Weekly Weariness

Overcoming the Weekly WearinessSubscriber Access Only

Fatigue cripples spiritual passion and prevents us from spending intimate time with God. Stripping the pastor's workload down to the essentials can bring life and energy back to the weary leader.
A Day Off from God Stuff

A Day Off from God Stuff

What is a sabbath rest for pastors, when you handle holy things all week long?
The Sabbath is a reminder that redemption comes from Christ, not our labor. For those in ministry, a day off provides time to refocus on their source.

Brown-OutSubscriber Access Only

Resting is a discipline that restores our humility, and a healthy balance of rest and work maximizes one's effectiveness in ministry.
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The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill

The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill

What can we learn from the collapse of Mark Driscoll's church?
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