Pastor Swap? Home Swap? Or Ministry Swap?

What is the difference between a home swap, a pastor swap, and a ministry swap? The difference is one of focus and complexity. The home swap (also known as a “home exchange”), leaves the identity of those negotiating the home swap open-ended.  Instead of focusing on who is doing the swap, the focus is on the…

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Got The Clergy Sabbatical Grant Blues?

It’s not about the money–well, maybe it is. OK.  You have a sabbatical policy at your church.  You are ready to start planning your first ministry sabbatical.  You have your congregation’s blessing to take a sabbatical, but the funding is up to you.  No problem, you’ll just go to a foundation that distributes clergy sabbatical…

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