This summer Steve & Tammy our Lead Pastors will be going on Sabbatical with their three girls, Rachel, Bethan & Emma and their last Sunday will be 28th June.
Having planted and worked for the church for nine years, Steve & Tammy will be taking a well-earned sabbatical from 29th June to 30th August. The leadership team and trustees will be taking great care of the church during this time so all will be ship-shape over the coming months.
The concept of a sabbatical for pastors has its origin in the Jewish Sabbath year, which occurred every seven years. So for every seven years of ministry it is felt a sabbatical is an appropriate thing to do for those who carry the weight of church leadership. This is fully endorsed and encouraged by Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland.
As you can see for Steve and Tammy this is a little overdue, although the idea was originally considered two years ago. But in light of the growth and development of the church at the time, Steve & Tammy felt it was right to postpone their plan until the summer of 2015.
You may have some questions about the Sabbatical, if so please download our Frequently Asked Questions.
You can also follow Steve & Tammy on their Sabbatical Blog: http://geessabbatical.blogspot.co.uk
How can I help or support the church during this time?
We would love you to support the Leadership Team and trustees both in prayer and in practical service. We encourage you to pray for the Leadership Team each week and get stuck in with a team serving the church on Sundays. There will also be other opportunities to help and serve in the coming months so please don’t wait, just roll your sleeves up and offer a hand.