During the months of June and July this year, Fr. Ben will be taking a pre-planned sabbatical from working at The Table.
There are many benefits and blessings to have three co-vocational co-rectors at The Table, but one of the challenges of co-vocational ministry is finding time and space for the rest and renewal required to stay healthy and effective in ministry.
One of the ways we’re seeking to address this need is to have our co-rectors rotate through taking a “mini-sabbatical” during June and July each year (Fr. Matt took a mini-sabbatical last year, and Fr. Spencer will take one in 2024).
Calling it a “mini-sabbatical” means that, while Fr. Ben will be refraining from pastoral work at The Table during these months, he will still be involved in his other co-vocational pursuits.
During Fr. Ben’s sabbatical, he’ll be taking time to visit other Episcopal churches in the Indianapolis area, so you won’t see him in worship for June and July. Fr. Matt and Fr. Spencer will be taking responsibility for the areas Fr. Ben oversees (Worship & Staff Development).
Fr. Ben asks for your prayers that his sabbatical would be a restorative time of rest, rejuvenation, and renewal.