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Contribute to successful sabbatical experiences for ministers and congregations: colleagues who recently experienced sabbaticals offer these sample materials as models for your consideration.
The following documents are in PDF format.
Our evaluation process is the piece I often see / suspect is missing from many minister's plans. A congregation invests a lot of time and money and effort to send ministers on sabb. It behooves us to do an evaluation. I also found it an excellent way, esp in a large church, to process the sabb with a lot of different people and constituencies and, thus, help enormously in my re-entry.
You can also visit the "work in progress" website that details much of what I have found to date in the historical research on the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship website—this might conceivably be of interest to someone who had a similar type of project as part of his or her sabbatical.
Lilly Endowment funds Clergy Renewal Programs
The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment has offered grants of up to $45,000 to congregations to allow their ministers to spend some time away. Check the site for up-to-date information on current year funding levels and request forms.
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Last updated on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
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