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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 is focused on strengthening the American church through church consulting and revitalization, the interim pastor ministry, and church planting. Dr. Fant has 21 years of experience as a pastor and 20 years of experience as a business owner. Dr. Fant earned a D.Min. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Bob Jones University, and a B.S. in administrative management from Clemson University. He is certified as a church consultant with the Society for Church Consulting. He is available to meet with pastors and church leadership at their church or by phone. Marshall and Gretchen have been married since 1981 and have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.