Assemblies of God SearchSite GuideStoreContact Us

Enrichment Journal - Enriching and Equipping Spirit-filled Ministers

Main image Goes Here
  • Back
  • Table of Contents for this issue.

 

Sabbatical for Potomac District Ministers

There is value in taking a sabbatical. Approximately 30 ministers, including myself, have taken a sabbatical since the Potomac District adopted the following guidelines in 1993.

Recognizing that ministers who have been in ministry consistently for 7 to 10 years need a break, the presbytery adopted the following plan at its meeting June 15, 1993.

Basic Plan

  1. When a minister has been in successive ministry for 7 to 10 years, preferably in one place, though this is not required, he is eligible for a 1-month sabbatical.
  2. The recommendation for a sabbatical will be at the initiation of the district superintendent and must be approved by the board of presbyters or the executive committee.

Activity

  1. The minister, in consultation with the district superintendent, will choose to engage in personal and ministerial development experiences for 1 week.
  2. The minister and his family will vacation for 2 weeks.
  3. The minister may do whatever he chooses for 1 week.
  4. Absolutely no preaching or ministry assignments will be allowed during the sabbatical.
  5. The district superintendent will arrange with the pastor and church board for a minister to fill the pulpit during the sabbatical.

Funding

  1. The district superintendent and the church board will work out a payment arrangement for the supply minister.
  2. The district superintendent and the church board will arrange to give the minister a $1,500 gift or more for his sabbatical.
  3. The church will continue to pay the pastor at his regular salary and perks during this time.

Robert H. Rhoden, D.Min., Gainesville, Virginia.

Enrichment
International Editions

Bengali
Albanian
Bengali
Bengali
Croatian
Croatian
Czech
Czech
French
French
German
German
Hindi
Hindi
Hungarian
Hungarian
Malayalam
Malayalam
Hindi
Portuguese
Romanian
Romanian
Russian
Russian
Spanish
Spanish
Tamil
Tamil
Ukranian
Ukrainian
Donate to this project.

Order Paraclete CD

All 29 years of the out-of-print Paraclete magazine. Excellent source of Pentecostal themes and issues, theological articles on the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit, and sermon and Bible study material. Fully searchable subject/author index.

Good News Filing System

Order Advance CD

Long out of print but fondly remembered, Advance magazine blessed thousands of A/G ministers. Now the entire Advance archives — 30 years of information and inspiration, helps, and history — is available on CD.

Visit our Spanish web site
Women in Ministry
Tools of the Trade
Women in Ministry
Enrichment on CD
AGTV