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    April 13-15, 2020

    Mini Sabbatical for Ministry Leaders

    If you are anything like me, you have been struggling to process all of the information regarding the coronavirus. It has been both scary and frustrating. As we lean on the Lord, we are trusting that the state authorities would set the trajectory and we are following their wisdom.

    In compliance with directives made by Maryland governor Larry Hogan, Sandy Cove is canceling our April Mini Sabbaticals. Consider a future date!

    Monday-Wednesday Getaway for Ministry Leaders

    Rest. Relax. Recharge.

    April 13-15, 2020


    During a Mini Sabbatical, you'll have time to think, pray and connect with God and each other in the beauty of His creation called Sandy Cove. rush, no schedule.


    By yourself...with your spouse...or with another pastor or ministry leader in need of the same. No formal meetings or programs to attend.


    This is a Spirit-directed time for you. Have your own prayer retreat. Catch up on your reading. Write a book! Organize a staff retreat or planning time. Work on sermon outlines.

    Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28

    This Mini Sabbatical is scheduled Monday night through Wednesday morning.

    What is a Sabbatical?

    sabbatical (noun)

    a period of time during which someone does not work at his or her regular job and is able to rest, travel, do research, etc. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

    Sabbatical (from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a "ceasing") is a rest from work, or a break. The main Bible passage for sabbatical concepts is Genesis 2:2-3, in which God rested (literally, "ceased" from His labor) after creating the universe, and it is applied to people (Jew and Gentile, slave and free) and even to beasts of burden in one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:8-11, reaffirmed in Deuteronomy 5:12-15). All agriculture was stopped during these periods, so even the land itself was given a Sabbath.

    In recent times, "sabbatical" has come to mean any absence in the career of an individual. In the modern sense, one takes sabbatical typically to fulfill some goal, e.g., writing a book or traveling or research.