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    August 5-7, 2018 Mini Sabbatical for Ministry Leaders

    Rest. Relax. Recharge

    August 5-7, 2018

    Rest…

    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. Imagine…no rush, no schedule.

    Relax…

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

    Recharge…

    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

    Mini Sabbaticals are scheduled Sunday night through Tuesday 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.