Every pastor should take a vacation. But pastors can struggle with knowing how much vacation they should take and how long they should be away. Thom discusses best practices with vacation time.
- Churches should provide paid time away for bi-vocational pastors.
- How many vacation days should a pastor take each year?
- Missing two Sundays in a row (or more) can be problematic.
- Pastors should not feel the need to announce their vacation ahead of time.
- Who should preach while the pastor is away?
- When should the church interrupt a pastor’s vacation?
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