What I Learned By Taking A Sabbatical, with Karl Vaters (Ep 055)

Should all pastors take a sabbatical? If so, what should you do on yours, and what should be avoided?

In this solo podcast, I talk about lessons I learned on my recent sabbatical that will help you if you’re considering one yourself, including:

  • How long it should be
  • How to prepare for it
  • What to expect, emotionally and mentally
  • How to fade in and fade out of it slowly
  • and more

Bonus Chat

How We Found Great Churches On Our Sabbatical

In the supplement to this episode, I dive a little deeper into our experiences attending other churches on sabbatical, including:

  • Go with a friend you trust
  • Check out different Christian traditions
  • Go whether you feel like it or not

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