Everyone needs weekly rest and worship, but it's especially hard for church leaders who work on weekends.
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Eugene Peterson explains how his decision to keep a "genuine Sabbath" has benefitted him in a host of unexpected ways.
In order to get approved for a sabbatical, pastors must address the attitudes of the board, the congregation, and themselves.
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.
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.
Resting is a discipline that restores our humility, and a healthy balance of rest and work maximizes one's effectiveness in ministry.