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Jimmy Dodd: Planning a Ministry Sabbatical? Helpful Tips and Mistakes To Avoid

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What can we learn from the sabbatical experiences of other ministry leaders that can help our own sabbatical be even more refreshing and meaningful? In this week’s conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Jimmy Dodd, founder and CEO of PastorServe. For over 24 years, PastorServe has been coming alongside of pastors, ensuring that no pastor walks alone. Jimmy has served as a church planter, a lead pastor, and a teaching pastor. He’s written a number of books, including the best-selling “Survive or Thrive: 6 Relationships Every Pastor Needs.” Together, Jimmy and Jason take a close look at the sabbatical that Jimmy recently completed. Jimmy shares from his own experiences about how he prepared for sabbatical, what he encountered during his sabbatical, and even some mistakes that he wants to encourage others to avoid.

FrontStage BackStage Podcast With Jimmy Dodd

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye