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A Clergy Sabbatical: God’s 'Set-Aside' for the Soul

Lawrence Pray, of First Congregational UCC in Big Timber, Montana, compares his sabbatical experience as a “set-aside time” akin to the practice of farmers when they "set aside" certain parts of their acreage so that the earth can be renewed and provide in the future more plentiful harvests.

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The Integration of Preaching & Transformational Leadership

Convinced that preaching is the primary spiritual discipline for parish leaders and yet must be connected to effective leadership in other dimensions of congregational life, Mariann Edgar Budde, of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, pursued two projects during her sabbatical.

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How a Pastor’s Sabbatical Made Him Into a Leader-Coach

A second-career pastor, Fred Nelson, of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, Illinois, has experienced congregational life and pastoral ministry the way most people do — from the "other side."

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Clergy Renewal Programs (Part II): Renewal is Key to Pastors' Sabbaticals

This is the second of two articles about grants to religious leaders that allow them to take time away from their demanding lives

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Remaining Faithful to Calvin: Congregations Reach Out to College/University Students

Michael Miller and his Center for the Church and Higher Education seek to create vibrant campus ministries that are congregation-based.

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The Group Plan: Building on Pastoral Excellence

An initiative by United Methodist pastors in North Alabama has now spawned efforts throughout the church to build pastoral excellence

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Claremont Program Takes Dramatic Approach To Develop Teen Leadership

Frank Rogers Jr., has reshaped leadership development among youth by inviting them to become active agents in their own story instead of passive recipients of the consumer culture.

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International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The...

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)...

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