Sabbatical Leave Resources

Sabbatical Leave Planning Booklet

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Sabbical Leave Policies

Our staff reviewed the sabbatical leave policies currently in place within districts of the Nazarene Church.  Download your copy here.


2011 National Clergy Renewl Program - Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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Sabbatical Leave Bibliography

A Guide to Monastic Guest Houses,
Robert J. Regalbuto, Morehouse Publishing, 2000,
 ISBN # 0-8192-1848-0, 291 pages

 

A Place For God: A Guide to Spiritual Retreats and Retreat Centers,
Timothy Jones,  Doubleday, 2000,
ISBN # 0-385-49158-1, 464 pages

 

A Shepherd Looks At The 23rd Psalm,
W. Philip Keller, Zondervan, 1970, 1996

 

Blessed Connections: Relationships that Sustain Vital Ministry,
Judith A.  Schwanz, The Alban Institute, 2008,
ISBN # 978-1-56699-356-2, Alban No. AL346,  197 pages,

 

Caring For the Caregiver,
Gary L. Harbaugh, The Alban Institute, 1992,
ISBN # 1- 56699-059-9, 117 pages

 

Catch Your Breath: God’s Invitation to Sabbath Rest,
Don Postema, CRC Publications,  1997,
ISBN # 1-56212239-8, 93 pages

 

Character Forged From Conflict,
Gary D. Preston, Bethany House Publishers, 1999,
ISBN # 1-55661-973, 157 pages

 

Clergy Renewal,
A. Richard Bullock, The Alban Institute, 2000,
ISBN # 1-56699-223-0, 89 pages

 

Conditioning Your Soul,
Neil B. Wiseman, Beacon Hill Press, 1999,
ISBN # 083-411- 7673, 96 pages

 

The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction,
Eugene  H.  Peterson, Word Publications, 1989,
ISBN # 0-917463-22-6, 176 pages

 

Dare to Journey with Henri Nouwen,
Charles Ringma, Pinon Press, 2000

 

Eat This Book,
Eugene H. Peterson, Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2006

 

Healing Centers and Retreats; Healthy Getaways for Every Body and Budget,
 Jenifer Miller, John Muir Publications, 1998,
ISBN # 1-56261-404-5, 229 pages

 

In It For the Long Haul: Building Effective Long-Term Pastorates,
Glen E. Ludwig, The Alban Institute, 2002,
ISBN # 1-56699-269-9, 130 pages

 

Journeying Toward Renewal,
Melissa Bane Sevier, The Alban Institute, 2002,
ISBN #1-56699-273-7, 128 pages

 

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly,
Marva J. Dawn, Eerdmans, 1989,
ISBN # 0-8028-0457-8, 217 pages

 

Margin, The Overload Syndrome:  Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives,
Richard Swenson, NavPress, 2002,
ISBN # 0-89109-888-7, 275 pages

 

Mudhouse Sabbath,
Lauren F. Winner, Paraclete Press, 2003,
ISBN # 1-55725-344-7, 161 pages

 

My Soul Thirsts: An Invitation to Intimacy With God,
Steve Korch, Judson Press, 2000,
ISBN # 0-8170-1345-8, 186 pages

 

The Overload Syndrome: Learning to Live Within Your Limits,
Richard Swenson, M.D.,  NavPress, 1999,
ISBN # 1-57683-131-0, 216 pages

 

Pastors at Greater Risk: Real Help From Pastors Who’ve Been There,
H. B. London, Jr.,and Neil B. Wiseman, Regal Books, 2003, (a revision of Pastors at Risk, 1993),
ISBN # 0-8307-2903-8, 334 pages

 

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The Pastor’s Guide to Personal Spiritual Formation,
Steve Harper and Marjorie J. Thompson, Beacon Hill Press, 2005,
ISBN #  083-412-209X, 160 pages

 

Restoring Margin to Overloaded Lives,
Richard Swenson, NavPress, 1999,
ISBN # 1-57683-184-1, 178 pages

 

Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest,
Wayne Muller, Bantam Books, 1999,
ISBN # 0-553-10672-4, 241 pages

 

The Sabbath,
Abraham Joshua Heschel, First Noonday Press, 1951,
ISBN # 0-374-51267-1, 117 pages

 

Sabbath Keeping,
Donna Schaper, Cowley Publications, 1999,
ISBN # 1-56101-163-0,94 pages

 

Sabbath Time,
Tilden Edwards, Upper Room Books, 1992,
ISBN # 0-8358-0665-0, 149 pages 

 

Sabbatical Journey,
A Diary of His Final Year, Henri J.M. Nouwen, Crossroad Publishing, 1998,
ISBN # 0-8245-1878-0, 226 pages

 

Sanctuaries, A Guide to Lodgings in Monasteries,
Abbeys, and Retreats, Jack and Marcia Kelly, Bell Tower, 1991,
ISBN # 0-517-88517-4, 316 pages

 

Six Months Off, 
Hope Dlugozima and others, Henry Holt and Co., 1996

 

Soul Feast:
An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life, Marjorie J. Thompson,
Westminster John Knox Press, 1995,
ISBN # 0-664-25548-5, 173 pages

 

Strength For the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community,
Jossey-Bass A Wiley Company, 2002,
ISBN # 0-7879-5578-7, 293 pages

 

Spiritual Disciplines 101,
Steve Harper, Beacon Hill Press, 2005,
ISBN # 083-412-2146, 144 pages

 

The Sense of The Call, A Sabbath Way of Life for Those Who Serve God, the Church
and the World,

Marva J. Dawn, Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2006
ISBN # 10: 0-8028- 4459-6, or 13-978-0-80284459-0, 315 pages

 

Time Bomb In the Church,
Daniel Spaite, M.D.`
Beacon Hill Press, 1999,
ISBN # 083-411-7649, 167 pages

 

To Everything A Season:  A Spirituality of Time,
Bonnie Thurston, Crossroad Publishing, 1999,
ISBN # 0-8245-1784-9, 120 pages

 

Under the Unpredictable Plant; An Exploration of Vocational Holiness,
Eugene H. Peterson, Wm. B. Erdmans, 1992, 197 pages

 

Who Ministers to Ministers? A Study of  Support Systems for Clergy and Spouses, Barbara Gilbert, The Alban Institute, 1994,
ISBN # 1-56699-022-X, 98 pages

 

Why You Should Give Your Pastor a Sabbatical (video),
Roy M. Oswald, The Alban
institute, 2001,
ISBN # 1-56699-247-8

 

101 Vacations To Change Your Life: A Guide to Wellness Centers, Spiritual Retreats and Spas,
Karin Baji Holms, Citadel Press,1999,
ISBN # 0-8065-2082-5, 205 pages