Feb 25 2022


Eastern Time
10:00 am - 12:30 pm



Sabbath Rest: Invitation, Gift, and Blessing

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday 02/23/2022 , 4:00 PM (Eastern)

Sabbath seems like a no-brainer. But, of all the 10 commandments, it’s the one we take for granted and rather loosely tend to ignore. God is a champion of creative work, that’s for sure. Just look around at trees, birds, oceans, and human beings to marvel at his work. But, he’s also a diligent advocate for Sabbath rest, when he and we are invited to join together in noticing, enjoying, and stewarding the life that surrounds us. Join the conversation and let’s keep Sabbath a priority.

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Friday, February 25, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Steve Macchia


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Over this past year, the online worships and soul care retreats have been life-giving! As a healthcare professional in the pandemic, I have counted on these times to continue to conform me into the image of Christ. Not only has my head been satisfied with new information, my heart has been filled and touched by our Father.
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"Psalm 23 is a landscape of my life. I felt this retreat was so life-giving. I felt so refreshed and like I just came off of the green pastures afterwards. You have designed it in such a way to overcome the "zoom fatigue" phenomena and it was a very effective venue for a retreat, because you could just enjoy it in the context of your home and not have to "commute" afterwards. It was a true Sabbath experience."
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I am from a country where people are encouraged to work, work more, and work hard. The majority of people are struggling to fulfill their basic daily needs. It is also said that they are poor because they don't work harder. This is why people are motivated to work very hard. One of them is me. But I found only working hard is also not so efficient and effective that impacts life, family, and ministry. I work with few young leaders in South Asia. They are also working hard. There are fruits of working hard at the same time they feel almost always tired that impacts their own life, family, and ministry. In this workshop, I felt/compelled, I am invited to balance work, rest, and recreation in life which will bring great joy and will not reduce the end result either in life or ministry rather it will be more efficient and effective.
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"I saw the gift of Sabbath rest and how it demonstrates my trust in God. It is a period of time to focus on the sufficiency of God and not rest in my own efforts."
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"I have been thinking much about Sabbath recently, and this event was particularly helpful in directing my thinking. It was also very helpful for my wife who, although she has been thinking about the Sabbath for quite some time, learned some new things too. Thank you!"

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Steve Macchia

Founder & President

Steve is a graduate of Northwestern College (IA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). His prior ministry includes serving on the pastoral staff at Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) and as president of Vision New England. Since July 1, 2003 Steve has served as founder and president of Leadership Transformations, director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building, and adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Ministry department at Gordon-Conwell. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Discerning Life (Zondervan Reflective),  Baker bestseller Becoming a Healthy Church, and Crafting a Rule of Life (IVP). He lives in the Boston area with his wife Ruth and is the proud father of two grown children, Rebekah and Nathan, daughter in-love Ashley, and papa to his beloved granddaughter, Brenna Lynn and twin grandsons, Aiden Joseph and Carson Stephen. “My soul comes alive singing the great hymns of the church and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. I’m in awe of God for fulfilling the dream for LTI that he birthed in my heart, for the team he has assembled, and the transformational impact experienced in the leaders and teams we serve.

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