Larry Boatright wrote about the importance of a sabbatical break for his boss, Scott Hodge. Both guys serve at The Orchard in Aurora, Illinois. Normally you don’t hear a co-worker advocating for more time off for a colleague that he likes! Larry writes:
“This is a season where he takes off the whole month of July (from teaching and much of the day-to-day) to refresh his spirit, recalibrate his priorities for the upcoming year, and prepare to lead us the next year of ministry. I think this is one of the most important things he does every year….”
- It gives him a chance to recharge his batteries.
- It gives him an opportunity to connect deeply with God.
- It gives him a chance to give his family some quality time.
- It gives him a chance to step back and see things from a fresh perspective.