Reframing the pastoral sabbatical as a journey for the entire congregation can diminish resentment and help make regular periods of renewal a part of the Christian life, writes the director of the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs.
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Seminary students gather on graduation day, eager to begin their professional ministries.
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The demands of professional life can estrange us from our sense of calling. Authentic conversations between new and long-tenured professionals can help, writes the managing director of Alban at Duke Divinity School.
A United Methodist annual conference will grant a sabbatical leave every six years if a clergyperson will undergo a leadership evaluation, see a doctor, meet a financial planner and reflect on his or her vocation.
A researcher at the University of Chicago finds that having multiple interests, passions and activities can help pastors thrive in ministry.