We shared with you last week that in a couple weeks, Jonathan begins a three month sabbatical (from November 16 – February 13.) This will be an extended time of rest, travel and study. We wanted to answer a few questions that you might have.
With everything that happened to our building, why is he taking a sabbatical now?
There is never a good time to take a sabbatical. In fact, the very word is has it’s roots in the concept of “sabbath,” something which God commands, and therefore the enemy opposes.
Oh, and also the dates of his sabbatical were on the calendar long before Roof-pocalypse 2015 began.
Since Jonathan’s not available, who do I call?
Ghostbusters! Seriously, though, we have a full staff of people ready to help you.
How can I be praying for Jonathan?
Thank you for asking. Our goal in sending Jonathan on sabbatical is that it would be a time of rest, renewal and recharge for him. Join us in praying:
- That he will truly be able to unplug and disconnect, especially in light of recent events.
- That he is able to experience real Sabbath to hear from God, restore his soul, and remain fresh.
- That he manages his time off in a way that will allow him to be excited to return.
If I see Jonathan at the grocery store or movie theater, should I pretend he’s invisible?
No. In fact, go give him a big, huge bear hug. And then talk to him about his family or football or Crossfit or whatever. Just not church.