Sabbath Keeping: Feeding Our Holy Hunger

April 8, 2013 - April 13, 2013
AbiquiuNM 87510


Workshop ID: G13S423
Dates: April 8, 2013 – April 13, 2013 Price: $325.00


Ghost Ranch has a long tradition of supporting those in ministry with rich respite and continuing education. In 2013, we will dedicate two special weeks to helping support those in all fields of ministry (ordained and lay).

Arrival (Monday afternoon) and Departure (Saturday morning) have been established so that those in ministry can leave/return in time for their weekly Worship responsibilities. Some segments will involve the full group (plenaries – processing – Worship). Participants will also choose one focus class where they will receive approximately 20 hours of instruction/ experience to help them in their field of ministry. Come and receive a week of nourishment to help you so you in turn can help others.

The higher goal of spiritual living is not to amass a wealth of information, but to face sacred moments.—Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (The Sabbath, p. 6)
Sabbath keeping is extinct among most 21st-Century Christians, lay leaders and pastors. In an age where we are bombarded with information, Sabbath can feed our impoverished souls and teach us to lead from our Source instead of culture.

Come explore practices of prayer, worship and holy conversation to reclaim this important practice in your life and ministry. It’s not so much about rest as it is about facing your restlessness.

Required text: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath (New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1951


Annie_AmstutzRev. Anita Amstutz is an ordained Mennonite Minister who has led a congregation for 10 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She has also worked ecumenically at the Center for Action and Contemplation, a teaching ministry for contemplative prayer and action in the world.  At the intersection of Catholic mysticism and Mennonite practicality, she has created and led liturgy, taught spiritual formation, preached, counseled and personally wrestled with what it means to live from “Sabbath Mind”.

Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152

Two ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.

Online Registration will be available December 10, 2012