"Hey, What's a Sabbatical?"

by Pastor Jon Haakana

At the most recent Vision Assembly in June, members heard from Elder Chair Jesse Jett about how leaders from both the Elders and MMC voted to add an option of a sabbatical leave of up to three months for professional church workers at Mount Olive who have served here for 5+ years. The current leaders from the Elders and the MMC were also supportive of Pastor Haakana (who has served Mount Olive for 13 years) taking a sabbatical during the transition period leading up to his retirement in 2025.

But, what is a sabbatical? The word “sabbatical” is derived from “Sabbath.” The Hebrew word for sabbath means to “close or rest” and is connected with the last day of Creation when God rested. God both models and commands Sabbath rest for his people. “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:8) 


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In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:11-12)

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