Local area ministry leaders need a place to rest, be encouraged, and be restored. Typically, that need is met by slipping out of town once or twice a year to get a break from the day-to-day pressures of ministry. Unfortunately, most pastors are reluctant to do this, for a variety of reasons. Here’s a place in town that pastors and leaders could come to rest, relax, debrief with other leaders and collaborate on ministry ideas.
We encourage every pastor to take a break from the pulpit once every 6 months to attend another church in town, support that pastor and get a look at what God is doing in other congregations in the city. CitiServe would provide a speaker for that Sunday or any Sunday that you just need a break.
Sabbaticals are a crucial, yet seldom utilized way for pastors and leaders to rest and get restored. We have some leaders in town who can help you plan and facilitate a sabbatical personally designed for your personality and needs.