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Sabbaticals are a must for healthy pastors and healthy congregations

The word “sabbatical” has its roots in the biblical concept of Sabbath — a rest. And yet, until recently, resting from one’s job for an extended period of time was a perk found mainly in the world of academia. It certainly wasn’t a common practice in corporate America or in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Mental health for congregations, clergy and mid-councils

Resources for Mental Health Ministry Steps Pastors and Congregations Can Take to Prepare for Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19 Produced by Presbyterian Mental Health Ministry for Mental Health Month going forward.  Experts predict a wave of mental health impacts from COVID-19, and in times of crisis many people turn to faith communities and leaders for… Read more »