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Raising the Dust

‘how-to’ equip deacons to serve the church

By Gregg Allison and Ryan Welsh

Are you tired and worn out from ministry? Isn’t Jesus’ burden supposed to be light?

In the pressure-producing machine of our chaotic world, Jesus’ words of rest don’t often touch our lives. As ministry leaders, we know a lot about biblical rest, yet we don’t often experience it. The ancient practice of sabbath provides ample wisdom on how to enter into rest in Christ. Sabbaticals is a guide showing us how to implement Sabbath principles into a sabbatical as well as into the ebb and flow of our entire lives.


About the Author

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GREGG ALLISON (Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine; Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the ChurchRoman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment; among others. He is also a pastor of Sojourn Community Church, where he serves on the Leadership Council.

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RYAN WELSH (D.Min. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the lead pastor of Redeemer Church in Bellevue, Washington and an adjunct professor of preaching and biblical studies at Corban University. He is currently a Ph.D student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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