Student Ministry Matters with Dan Carson & Chris Vines

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Episode 41 – The Value of Vacations

Dan, Micah, and Chris discuss the value of taking a vacation from ministry and some tips for getting the most out of it.

Why Vacations are Important:

  1. Revitalizes you as a person to better serve your church
  2. Reconnects you with your first ministry (family)
  3. Restores a big picture perspective for your ministry.
  4. Reminds you that ministry shouldn’t be done alone.

Tips for Vacation Success:

  1. Delete social media apps
  2. Turn phone on “Do Not Disturb”
  3. Tell people in your ministry how to reach you in an emergency but essential try to unplug.
  4. Go to church.
  5. Have fun.
  6. Don’t confuse your vacation with a ministry planning retreat.
  7. Eat good food. Drink great coffee. 

Resource Links:

The Ten Commandments of a Pastor’s Vacation by Sam Rainer

The Pastor’s Soul: The Call and Care of an Undershepherd by Brian Croft & Savastio

Planning Life into My Vacation by John Piper

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung


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