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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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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.

Name Calling

How we label others and ourselves gives life and takes it away.
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?

A Steady Rhythm

The not-so-secret key to effective ministry and leadership.
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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

Why THIS?
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

Why THIS?
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

Why THIS?
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?
Why THIS?
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-Out

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Why THIS?
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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Between Two Worlds

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How two pastors are helping people integrate faith and work.
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