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The Value of a Sabbatical, Part 1

Monday, November 2, 2020 | Guest: Dale Cunningham |

What is a sabbatical, and how can God use one in the life of a church? While every believer needs time of refreshing away from the cares of life, what makes the role of a pastor especially demanding? In episode 57 of RE: CHURCH, Marshall Fant interviews Pastor Dale Cunningham about his church's gifting him with two sabbatical over the course of his 20 years of ministry at Boones Creek Bible Church in Johnson, TN. Because of the helpfulness of these sabbaticals, Dale Cunningham is passionate about their value for pastors. This episode is one of two podcasts covering this topic.

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About the host

Dr. Marshall Fant


Dr. Marshall Fant leads the Church Consulting and Revitalization Program at GFA, which is a special outreach ministry to assist healthy churches with strategic planning and revitalize struggling ones. As a certified church consultant, he is available to work with churches on leadership, disciple-making, financial, and facility challenges. Dr. Fant has 21 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife Gretchen replanted Harvest Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC, in 1996, and saw it grow from an average attendance of 12 to 260 people. Marshall and Gretchen Fant have been married since 1981. They have five grown children and ten grandchildren.