What can we learn from the sabbatical experiences of other ministry leaders that can help our own sabbatical be even more refreshing and meaningful? In this week's conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Jimmy Dodd, founder and CEO of PastorServe. For over 24 years, PastorServe has been coming alongside of pastors, ensuring that no Pastor walks alone. Jimmy has served as a church planter, a lead pastor, and a teaching pastor. He's written a number of books, including the best-selling Survive or Thrive: 6 Relationships Every Pastor Needs. Together, Jimmy and Jason take a close look at the sabbatical that Jimmy recently completed. Jimmy shares from his own experiences about how he prepared for sabbatical, what he encountered during his sabbatical, and even some mistakes that he wants to encourage others to avoid.
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Some key takeaways from this conversation:
Jimmy Dodd on the importance of being kind to oneself and trusting God's love and care for personal well-being: "Give yourself grace, and know that God cares deeply for you."
Jimmy Dodd on recognizing one's own ability to make choices and cautioning against succumbing to the deceitful tactics of the enemy: "There's a small toolbox with Satan, and a huge lie is that he whispers to us and says, ‘You can't leave. You're indispensable.'"
Jimmy Dodd on incorporating periods of profound rest into our lives: "We have to have times of deep, deep rest."
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