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Sabbath Life


Sabbath Life is an ecumenical invitation to clergy and ministry professionals to practice the rhythms of Sabbath, stepping away from our daily lives to delight in God, creation, and each other. Our unique format offers a holistic approach to good health and clergy renewal, which in turn leads to flourishing congregations and communities.

Starting February 2024, Day 7 will be hosting the Sabbath Life cohort at The Center for Living and Learning


  • February - October | Once a month on Mondays | 9am - 4pm

    • February 26th

    • March 18th

    • April 22nd 

    • May 20th

    • June 24th

    • July 29th

    • August 26th

    • September 30th

    • October 28th


​In each of these, we will learn to incorporate sustainable practices that witness to and reflect the nature and character of a God of abundance and wholeness, enabling us to lead flourishing ministries.

Through work in the garden, worship around the table, shared silence, rest, and reflection together, you will have the opportunity to order your life, renew your energy and passion for ministry, and strengthen your leadership through a community of practice.

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Sabbath Life 2018, North Carolina

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Center for Living and Learning is a private non-profit residential supportive living facility for housing adults who have experienced severe and persistent mental illnesses.


The day beings at 9am in the garden with welcome, gathering, and an invitation to delight in the work of growing food together. At the end of the morning (11am), we move into a time of worship and gather around the table for Holy Communion and a simple feast of local, seasonal food, prepared on site.
For two hours in the early afternoon (1-3pm), we practice shared silence, during which participants can engage in a time of meditation or prayer, a book, rest, a walk, journaling or a creative practice, or simply waiting on God.
We end the day by gathering around 3pm for a brief time of reflection on the day and how God is moving in our lives. At 4pm, we depart for home refreshed, renewed and reconnected with God, each other, and with creation.


This cohort is limited to 8 - 12 members. The cost covers:

  • Program materials and supplies for all nine days

  • A healthy, delicious lunch, with sustainably and locally sourced ingredients created by Dinner Belle



  • $400 For returning attendees / If you bring a friend

  • $425 until January 31st

  • $450 until February 26th

Interested in Sabbath Life but have questions? Click here to chat with our Executive Director, Candace Surface or email at

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