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Offline jb1976

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Ministers vacation
« on: Wed Feb 25, 2015 - 12:06:32 »
What is your churches vacation policy? I get 2 weeks (Sundays) per year. But, I have been required to use both of them up when I preached a revival and the other was when I preached at a different congregation. So neither one was actually vacation. I just feel that this is wrong as do a few other preachers that I have spoken to. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Ministers vacation
« Reply #1 on: Wed Feb 25, 2015 - 12:55:09 »
Our rabbi has a trailer that he likes to take to the NC Outer Banks for a couple of weeks every year.  Him speaking at other congregations and attendance at conferences do not count as vacation days.

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« Reply #2 on: Wed Feb 25, 2015 - 16:58:58 »
What other perks does your company offer? Do you get a 401k? Does your business offer a retirement package, too?

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Re: Ministers vacation
« Reply #3 on: Tue Oct 13, 2015 - 01:13:11 »
I think it's important to recognize the limitations of our Humanity. Not being able to disconnect from full-time ministry every once in a while, reconnect with family, spouses, and kids, and simply enjoy the fruit of your hard labor can cause distress, depression, burnout, and so much more.

Remember, God rested too.

I definitely think you should consider making your vacation time a priority when you have conversations with those in leadership. It's a tough conversation, but I would approach it in a way that amplifies the fruit of a good rest, and how mismanaged vacation time can deter that fruit.

Praying for your situation!

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Re: Ministers vacation
« Reply #4 on: Mon Dec 14, 2015 - 04:50:02 »
What is your churches vacation policy? I get 2 weeks (Sundays) per year. But, I have been required to use both of them up when I preached a revival and the other was when I preached at a different congregation. So neither one was actually vacation. I just feel that this is wrong as do a few other preachers that I have spoken to. What are your thoughts?

Vacation? What's that?

Seriously, about the only time I ever get a day off is when I am sick or when I can get someone to cover for me.

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