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Reflections on a Broken Sabbatical

Walter Hermanns, of the Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine, Wisconsin, offers a refreshing draft of insights into the possibilities and locales for ministry that he discovered unexpectedly from the vantage point of a wheelchair during his sabbatical.


Pastor Steps Out of 'Comfort Zone' During Sabbatical

Marion D. Aldridge, of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina, developed his sabbatical plans to ensure "scheduled shocks" that would help him attend to the voices of those in his church and culture that the Christian community has for too long ignored.


Sabbatical Allows Pastor Opportunity to ‘Dance in a Sea of Practices’

Janet Lilly Wanner, of Westlake Community Church of God in Indianapolis describes how with the help of a group of writers she developed a plan for her sabbatical


A Lifelong Pull Into an Unlikely Dance

James E. Wolff, senior pastor at Lawndale Christian Reformed Church in Chicago, recounts a remarkable event during a clergy sabbatical when the Holy Spirit connected the "word read" with the... read more >


Bread and Breath for the Breadth of the Journey: Reflections Three Years Out

orisanne Cooper, of Lake Shore Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, describes her exploration of spiritual and physical practices


Sabbatical Helps Revive Pastor’s Love for Community

Quoting Ron Heifetz's dictum that leaders need to "get to the balcony" every once in a while to gain perspective...


The Postmodern Parish: New Ministry for a New Era

Gary Mathieson, of Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Puyallup, Washington, recounts how he involved elders from his congregation in designing his Lilly Clergy Renewal Grant sabbatical not for him alone but for both him and the congregation.


Opening the Door to Wonder: The Enduring Gift of Sabbatical

Edward Horstmann, Senior Minister at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut, describes what he calls "certain fundamental shifts" that have taken place in the way that he regards and practices ministry


The Louisville Institute: Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders Program 1994-2011

This brief report by Don C. Richter offers a retrospective on the Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders program





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...


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