Date of Award
Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)
Barnett College of Ministry & Theology
Department of Christian Ministries and Religion
Dr. Alan J. Ehler
Dr. Jamie Stewart
Pastoral Sabbath-keeping is both a lost art and a vital part of the spiritual vitality of the twentyfirst century church. A majority of pastors within the United States affirm that they do not take a time for weekly Sabbath, which in turn has led to higher cases of pastoral burnout and ministry ineffectiveness. This is intrinsically linked to a lack of pastoral spiritual health. The solution to this spiritually fueled problem is found in reclaiming the art of pastoral Sabbath-keeping. Developing a well-rounded biblical theology of Sabbath-keeping practices will allow twenty-first century pastors to apply a biblically founded practical theology that will both equip the pastor and the church of the future for greater levels of effectiveness and impact within their communities.
Elliott, Robert D., "RECLAIMING THE ART OF SABBATH: A BIBLICAL AND PRACTICAL THEOLOGY FOR PASTORAL SABBATH-KEEPING" (2021). Masters of Theological Studies. 12.