In many of the German regional churches, after several years in ministry, pastors and ministers are allowed to take leave for a few months, to spend a sabbatical term for their own theological studies. The Summer Sabbatical programme of the IEEG is meant to assist pastors during such a time at Greifswald University.
In addition to the regular courses of the Theological Faculty, additional courses are offered, e.g. for the improvement of missionary and kybernetic (leadership) skills or theological field trips in Pomerania. During these three months, we offer „community for a limited period“; offering impulses for common spiritual life and for effective work in small groups, professional supervision in groups, assistance and mentoring by the IEEG team, as well as insights into the situation of the churches in this region.