Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to support Sabbath observations.
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Leaders may also find support for Sabbath as self-care in our Boundaries & Safety: Office Hours lib guide.
Rest must be central to our reimagining of everything in our daily existence, including our work.
Niksen is a Dutch verb which means “doing nothing.” It is used to explore methods of combatting work-related stresses and burnout. The Dutch art of niksen—intentionally doing nothing, letting the mind wander—is much needed in our over-scheduled lives.
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Getting a good night's rest is critical to your wellbeing, but it isn't always easy to go to bed or sleep through the night. Life Kit's here to help you and your loved ones achieve optimal sleep.
Can we get better at resting? Can we set better goals and push toward resting better? This episode talks about the need to look at rest differently and then figures out practical ways to actually do it in regular life.
The 7 types of rest that every person needs (Sleep and rest are not the same thing!)
From Nicole Havelka, of Time Boss fame:
by Lisa Witherspoon, Director of Children’s Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC
The right to live, work, and play at our own pace is inalienable and worth protecting at all costs.
Joseph Yoo of MinistryMatters wonders about Pastor's Office Hours: Time to Cut Back?
Thom Rainer outlines Nine Issues Regarding Pastors Office Hours.
Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder shares Choose Yourself... Sometimes, a treatise on "Covid's coercion to come, sit, and rest awhile".
Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble makes the point of Sabbath rest succinctly in The Future of Work.
Please listen to/watch Renee' Jones-Schneider's Star Tribune article, Black Twin Citians Finding Comfort in Safe Spaces. May every BIPOC soul find a safe space.