Paternity Leave

I’m blessed to have paternity leave as an option through the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church offers 8 weeks of paid paternity leave to pastors, but I worked from home for 4 weeks instead of taking all of the 8 weeks off.

I’m enjoying spending time with my son, I’m nearing the end of my grad program, and I’ve been playing guitar quite a bit.┬áMy son is growing and changing so quickly that I’m glad I have some additional time with him to watch it happen.

I appreciate being part of a forward-thinking denomination that really does support families instead of just talking about it moralistically, it as many church groups do. I’m hoping that in the near future paid paternity leave will be an option for every dad.

2 Comments

Filed under Leadership, Pastors, Sermon Illustrations, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Paternity Leave

  1. David Perkins

    Good for you (And the Methodist Church)! Cherish every moment. I’m a Methodist PK, and paternity leave wasn’t an option way way back when I was born. Later on, it wasn’t unusual for Dad to miss one of my football games because of his church-related commitments.
    Looking forward to the membership class o n the 15th.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s