Bethel entered into planning for Pastor's Sabbatical with the commitment to continue paying his salary and benefits during the 3 months of renewal leave. The additional costs for the Sabbatical are outside of the congregation's budget.
Funds Donated to Bethel
Funds to support the Sabbatical will be donated to Bethel and marked to be used for these specific purposes. We encourage Bethel members to consider this as over-and-above giving, as the Lord provides, so that your regular tithe/offering continues to support the General Budget and our regular operating expenses. If you are paying by check or offering envelope, please mark "Sabbatical" in the memo line.
Share the Story with Your Network
We are hopeful that by sharing the story of Pastor's Sabbatical and how it will impact Bethel will be a compelling reason for people in our wider networks to help raise the funds. Perhaps you know people who are committed to supporting the Church in many locations, who have access to family foundations, or who are able to direct corporate gifts. If you have questions, please contact the Sabbatical Team.
COMING SOON! Electronic giving will be available through PayPal Giving.
The Sabbatical Team is organizing Restaurant Nights at local places. So grab the family or your friends, head out to eat out, and a portion of the proceeds will go towards Sabbatical Funding. Watch the weekly Buzz for announcements.
Donation of Airline Miles
A very specific need are the donation of airline miles that would cover the cost of Pastor's trip to the United Kingdom. This would effectively reduce our need by $1000.
How Much is Needed?
We have a goal of raising $25,000. This will cover the costs of our Interim Pastor, congregational renewal activities, and Pastor's traveling and other aspects of his renewal.
Return to Sabbatical Main Page
Follow these links for more detailed information
- Reasons for the Sabbatical
- Elements of the Sabbatical (What Will Pastor Be Doing?)
- The Congregation's Experience of the Sabbatical
- Sabbatical Schedule
- The Return
- Bethel's Sabbatical Team