A Guide for Congregations and their Pastors
Robert C. Saler
Sabbaticals are becoming increasingly common practice in congregations, and while there are many books on helping pastors prepare for their time away, there are no texts that approach the experience with the congregation in mind, from start to finish. This guide for congregations and their pastors draws on nearly two decades of wisdom from the Lily Endowment Clergy Renewal Program and helps draw the conversation away from a pastor-centric model and towards a holistic congregational framework for thinking about how the entire community can benefit from a pastor’s sabbatical.
Robert C. Saler is associate dean and research professor of Luthern Studies at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and the executive director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence and the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program.