The Sabbath is a twenty-four hour time period set aside to stop, rest, delight, and worship. It is the best day of the week. In our era of chronic exhaustion, emotional unhealth, and spiritual stagnation, few things are more necessary than the recovery of this ancient practice.
An ancient way
to find rest for your souls.
We recommend you work through it with your community, a small group triad, a weekly meal with friends or neighbors, your roommates, whatever works. Get a group of people, set a time each week to share a meal, then talk and pray for about an hour. Transformation happens in community.
Download the Sabbath companion guide, containing weekly exercises, readings, and resources to help your small group create life-changing daily rhythms as you apprentice under Jesus together.
In Week 1, set a time to rest, develop a beginning and ending ritual, and pick one to three Sabbath activities to begin our practice.
In Week 2, Prepare well for the Sabbath, list what you will not do on the Sabbath, and explore a prayer exercise in which we face whatever emotions arise.
In Week 3, throw a Sabbath feast with your closest family and friends, and pick one to three of our favorite activities to curate joy.
In Week 4, Pause throughout Sabbath to come back to God. Identify one to three of our sacred pathways (ways we deeply enjoy God with our personality and stage of life), and spend the day in worship.
Each week try a new Reach Exercise if you want to level up.
Week 01 — Sleep eight hours a night all week long.
Week 02 — Turn your phone off all or most of the Sabbath.
Week 03 — Create and use a Sabbath box.
Week 04 — Spend a part of Sabbath in silence and solitude.
Recommended Readings On Sabbath
Here are a list are a few books to consider purchasing as you try to engage in the practice of sabbath. Some of these are deeply spiritual, some are theological, and some are far more practical. Hopefully you can find one that will help you along your journey to Sabbath.
Wind in my Sails
Here is the teaching from our pastor Derek Koone on Sabbath, just incase you missed it. We hope this message blesses you and encourages you to go be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did.