Big Sigh Ministries

                                                                           a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation

When and Where:
Below are the dates for the currently scheduled workshop.  This workshop will be held in conjunction with Duke Study Leave at Duke Divinity School.  Click the link below to register at the Study Leave website.

September 16-20, 2019 at Duke Divinity School

Other workshops may be scheduled on an as-needed basis.  Please contact us for more information.​​


  1. to encourage and assist Western North Carolina clergy to plan for a spiritual renewal leave
  2. to take the "mystery" out of spiritual renewal options 
  3. to provide permission, the biblical prescription, and tools in planning the pastor's leave

Who Is Invited to Attend:

Clergy in the Western North Carolina Conference

Workshop Overview:

The Five "P's" of renewal leave:

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Prescription 
  3. Promise
  4. Permission
  5. Planning

Grace Break Workshops

​Are you seeking ways to thrive in ministry for the long-haul?  Maybe you​  are tired, feeling the pressures of a 24/7 on-call ministry, or stressed at leading your church to make disciples for Jesus Christ in today's world? 

GRACE BREAK: Planning Your Renewal Leave is for you.  

Led by Big Sigh Ministries Inc. co-founders Jacqueline and Jack Tookey, this workshop will help you plan your leave, pattern your leave after Christ, and seek congregational, district, family, and financial support.

Ministry Activities of Big Sigh