What are Spiritual Disciplines? 

Spiritual Disciplines are habits, practices, and rhythms that cultivate spiritual growth in a disciple’s life. When centered on God instead of self-effort, spiritual disciplines produce the fruit of Christ-like transformation. 

During the month of SEPTEMBER 2021, we are focusing on the Spiritual Discipline of Rest as part of our church-wide discipleship plan, Beholding & Becoming.

We engage with Rest through the practices of Silence, Solitude, Slowing, and Sabbath. 

Below is a curated list of resources on Rest designed to help you grow. Revisit these articles, podcasts & videos anytime, and share with a friend!



"The practice of silence is the radical reversal of our cultural tendencies. Silence is bringing ourselves to the point of relinquishing to God our control of our relationship with God. Silence is a reversal of the whole possessing, controlling, grasping dynamic of trying to maintain control of our own existence. Silence is the inner act of letting go." – Robert Mulholland 



VIDEO: Breathe | Being with God in Silence

This video provides a guided experience to help people integrate the spiritual practice of silence into their daily relationship with Jesus. (15 min)


 Emotionally Healthy Discipleship

VIDEO: Emotionally Healthy Discipleship | Embracing Silence

In this episode, Pete Scazzero and Rich Villodas talk about the importance of embracing silence in our lives. (14 min)


Rest App

Live from Rest App

Totally free app and resources designed to help you live your life free from anxiety, worry & strife. Meditation, rooted in the way of Jesus. In a world obsessed with doing, we are discovering the ancient art of being.


Slo Podcast

Slo Guided Prayer Podcast

Helping you relate to God through listening and reflective prayer. This is a facilitated space for you to slow down and be still in the presence of God.



“Intentional time in the quiet to be alone with God, and our own soul. It’s the space we make for God to love us, and to transform us into people of love.” – John Mark Comer



VIDEO: Rhythms of Rest - Part 2 | Solitude

Joshua Luke Smith delivers his second short talk in a series on 'Rhythms Of Rest' (12 min) 


 The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

VIDEO: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry PART 1 | Silence & Solitude

Tutorial on how to move from the theory of silence and solitude to the practice itself. (10 min)


Quiet Time

PODCAST: Why You need more than a "Quiet Time". 

Pete introduces the elements of one way to move from traditional devotions to transformative devotions through the integration of the practice of the Daily Office. (30 minutes)


 Invitation to Solitude

Invitation to Solitude and Silence

Much of our faith and practice is about words―preaching, teaching, talking with others. Yet all of these words are not enough to take us into the real presence of God where we can hear his voice. This book is an invitation to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life. 



Cultivating patience by deliberately choosing to place ourselves in positions where we simply have to wait.” – John Ortberg

  • Psalm 23:1-3


How to unhurry 

VIDEO: How to Unhurry: Slowing - John Mark Comer


 Quiet Time

PODCAST: Slowing Down for Loving Union

Pete offers additional insights on how to allow Jesus full access to our lives in a posture of openness and surrender and offers a larger perspective on the unique challenges of leading when, at the same time, we’re seeking to deepen our abiding in Jesus. (36 minutes)


 One Minute Pause

One Minute Pause App 

Take a pause. A simple way to connect with God in the middle of your busy day. This app invites you into the simple practice of releasing everything to God, restoring your union with God and inviting him to fill you. From Bestselling author John Eldridge.



Sabbath is a 24-hour time period of restful worship, by which we cultivate a restful spirit in all of our life.


John Piper

VIDEO: What does it mean practically to keep the Sabbath holy?

Desiring God - John Piper (8 minutes)


 Sabbath delight

VIDEO: Practice Sabbath Delight

At Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, we are dedicated to helping church leaders make mature disciples who in turn make disciples for the sake of the world.


 Sabbath podcast

PODCAST: Fight Hustle, End Hurry | Sabbath - John Mark Comer 

Tune in this week as John Mark and Jeff chat about sabbath. What it is, what it isn't, and why it's important to followers of Jesus. (27 minutes)


 Ruthless book

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry 

Within the pages of this book, you’ll find a fascinating roadmap to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world.