Sabbath means to stop: to stop working, stop wanting and to enter rest and worship of God. 

“Sabbath is an act of resistance
” -Walter Brueggeman

Congregational Application of the Practice

Sabbath is day-long period of rest (for most folks, Sunday)  where we stop and enter. It is an invitation to stop working, stop striving, and enter the rest and worship of God.  It is a day of "remembrance of the two great benefits of creation and redemption.” (WLC #121).

We invite you to take a day this month where you stop and enter into rhythms of rest and worship. We can let our emails pile up unread, we can set our phones to do not disturb, we can sing together, we can enjoy a drawn out night with friends, we can leave the dishes for tomorrow, we can play a board game with our family and we can can get lost in the Psalms without looking at the clock because God rested and invites us into his rest.

Sabbath Resources

Combining creative storytelling, pastoral sensitivity, practical insight, and relevant academic research, Subversive Sabbath offers a unique invitation to personal Sabbath-keeping that leads to fuller and more joyful lives. A. J. Swoboda demonstrates that Sabbath is both a spiritual discipline and a form of social justice, connects Sabbath-keeping to local communities, and explains how God may actually do more when we do less.
Who am I becoming?” That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. Outwardly, he appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words:
 “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.” It wasn’t the response he expected, but it was—and continues to be—the answer he needs. Too often we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. Comer moves us toward Jesus, the one who offers an easy yoke.