So Mark and Bill went home. The conference is over and now the vacation starts. I am a firm believer in taking breaks.
The first 4 years of our church I rarely took time off. Looking back, it was very unhealthy and ended up hurting the church more than helping it.
So I have decided to be intentional taking time off:
1. I take a weekly day off
2. I take a short break (long weekend) every couple of months
3. I take an extended vacation every year
I encourage my staff to do the same thing. Why? Because I believe that a rested staff (or person) is twice as effective when they’ve taking scheduled breaks.