Sabbatical Time: Woo-hoo!

Beginning Monday, May 9th I will be enjoying a much needed 6 week sabbatical. The leadership team of ACC has generously granted me this time and I will gratefully take it!
This will be a time of rest – to recharge my batteries – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
What does this mean
?•?My wife Karen will be unplugged from church during this time as well. Though she is not employed by the church – by virtue of being my spouse, she has stress, expectations and commitments placed upon her. She loves ministry (like me!) but she needs a rest also! Besides, if she didn’t unplug – then I wouldn’t really be unplugged either.??•?Though I will be stepping away from the daily routine of ACC, I will be reading, thinking and praying for a fresh perspective on the calling he has placed on my life and the vision he calls ACC to fulfill.??•?During the six weeks be forewarned that I am going off the grid completely – No Facebook, no Twitter and I will not be checking my email.??•?I’ll be doing some traveling during this time and other times I’ll remain local. I’m especially looking forward to 2 weeks of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina / Tennessee with my son Micah and a friend.??•?In my absence, our Pastor of Youth and Children Ministries, Chris Modrzejewski will be preaching on Sunday mornings – 5 out of the 6 weeks. Chris is excited to be teaching through Matthew 7 – a series entitled: Authentic Spirituality. I know he’ll do a great job. Pray for him as he takes this and other responsibilities on his shoulders. All the staff and elders will be pitching in to see that ministry moves forward as usual!??•?We will miss all of you very much but this time of disengagement is essential and good! Please pray for Karen and me – that God refreshes us as needed!
It is such a privilege and joy for me to be a pastor at ACC. I love you and thank you for your constant support and friendship. God has BIG things in store for us in the next 10 years and I want to be ready for it!

6 thoughts on “Sabbatical Time: Woo-hoo!

  1. Susan Erens

    In a way I Know how overwhelming this all can be. Apperrantly I have been taken a forced sabbatocal. The Lord knows better than I do, may God bless and take care of yourself!

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