Sabbath practices often involve times of solitude for recharging and regaining perspective. Alan and Gem Fadling lead an excellent ministry called Unhurried Living. Among the many resources they offer to pastors and others is this guide for experiencing a 24-hour retreat. This 24-hour retreat guide offers practical ideas for experiencing a retreat focused on rest, refreshment and quiet. It includes advice for choosing the right location, time, items to bring, what to do and what not to do. It is a great place to start if you are unsure of where to begin.

In addition, in the Fadling’s blog post titled “An Unhurried Rule of Life,” Alan unpacks their vision statement of “inspiring leaders around the world to rest deeper so they can live fuller and lead better.”

For more information and outstanding ideas and resources on Sabbath living, visit their website.


Dave Higle
Director of Clergy Development
Education & Clergy Development

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