Christian Home Exchange Offers New Affordable Option For The Clergy Sabbatical

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Pastors can now turn to Christian Home Exchange to help with clergy sabbatical arrangements.

Christian Home Exchange

Christian Home Exchange is the Internet portal to, specifically intended for home exchangers seeking another Christian household when travelling abroad. This service is offered by St. Hans Ministry Exchange Inc., a Christian non-profit organization. A home exchange is an arrangement where two travelers (or traveling families) agree to free lodging in each other’s home during their travels. Based on the idea of “you stay in my home while I stay in yours,” this innovative service also offers a unique opportunity for clergy who need a sabbatical.

Pastoral burnout is a reality faced by many churches as pastors find it difficult to afford time away from their homes and their jobs. Typical church sabbatical policies schedule a sabbatical for one to three months every few years. However many pastors simply cannot afford to take their necessary rest due to financial constraints. Christian Home Exchange provides the ideal sabbatical-planning opportunity to both pastors and the congregations they serve. Working with their church leaders, the pastor can decide which kind of arrangement best suits them. A “home exchange only” option may be best for the pastor who needs a complete work-free break. However, a “home and ministry exchange” may be equally agreeable for the pastor who is willing to participate in a pulpit exchange with another pastor during their sabbatical. Both options provide refreshment, rejuvenation, and a new perspective for all parties involved.

Christian Home Exchange has more than 40,000 available listings spread out over 147 different countries. With this wide array of choices, it is easily possible to find the ideal home for a restful and much needed sabbatical. Pastors considering a “home exchange only” option can browse all listings and contact the homeowners in the location where they wish to stay. Pastors in search of a “home and ministry exchange” similarly can contact other pastors who are listed in the home exchange directory and who identify themselves as having a similar interest. The time period for each home exchange is that to which both parties agree.

Pastors needing some time off can now take advantage of this budget friendly and creative opportunity to travel to new places, meet interesting people, and expand their horizons. The vantage point following a home exchange can enrich pastors with a refreshed outlook on life as they return to their pastoral duties. It is no longer necessary to put off the much needed clergy sabbatical due to monetary concerns. With the ideal service provided by Christian Home Exchange, affordable travel is now well within reach. Clergy interested in exploring this exciting solution should visit

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