Spontaneous Sabbath Toolkit

the central place for streams, links and resources during this season


We are incredibly thankful to be the Church together. We love you and are continually blessed to serve alongside such a faithful, committed and gift community of people. Even though we can’t gather on Sundays right now, we are here for you as pastors and staff. We’ve been praying fervently for you all and for our ministry here in Flagstaff.Our friends at Redemption Tempe have coined the term “spontaneous sabbath” for this season. An opportunity for us to slow down and with intentionality to connect with various aspects of life that maybe we’ve been too busy for. To encourage you in this endeavor we have put together this Spontaneous Sabbath Toolkit with resources and links for you and family to continue healthy Kingdom practices and cultivate new ones. Please check it regularly as we will continue to add new helpful resources and ways to connect.

Love you,

Redemption Flagstaff Elders & Staff

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CARING FOR OUR HOPI & NAVAJO NEIGHBORS

COVID-19 has been spreading rapidly across the Navajo & Hopi Nations and has greatly affected so many of our neighbors. Due to the remoteness, 40% of the population on Navajo Nation still lives without running water and electricity. Family clan systems and cultural norms create communities of interdependency fueled by 55.9% unemployment and 43% of the population living under the poverty rate. When there are multiple generations, and perhaps multiple families, living in one household, it’s hard to isolate those that are sick from those that are well. Consequently, there is a high potential of entire households with the COVID-19. Currently we are committed to doing food and tangible goods to 10+ communities on Navajo and Hopi Nations through the end of July. We are doing 300+ boxes every two weeks so will be doing 4+ more deliveries to those communities. Here is all the info for donating items, partnering financially and helping pack boxes. It takes a whole lot of work to gather all the needed materials, pack boxes, put them on the trucks and then make all the deliveries – we need volunteers to make it all happen! Email kaileyjensen@redemptionaz.com with questions about donating supplies or volunteering to pack boxes. Thank you so much for helping us love our neighbors during this time. CLICK HERE to see the items that are needed and how we can come alongside them during this time.

NATIVE NEIGHBORS FUND

If you would like to partner financially to care for our Navajo and Hopi neighbors, we have set up this easy link : https://tinyurl.com/NativeNeighborsFund

TEXT-IN PRAYER

As you might know, we launched a text-in prayer line a couple of Sundays ago! We want you to be able to engage in prayer in a variety of ways during this season. Essentially, you can text a prayer request to this number, 928-288-0566 and it lands in a Gmail account that the prayer team checks daily. Requests can be anonymous, but they don’t have to be.

 


LINKS


SUNDAY SERVICE LIVE STREAMS

Watch our service live on Sundays at 10am on either Youtube or Facebook Live

COVID-19 NEEDS / COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAM

  • With all that is happening surrounding COVID-19 in our community, we know many are struggling significantly with the repercussions currently and in the months ahead. We recognize the challenges created with schools shutting down, businesses closing, the run on toilet paper, access to needed physical items, financial and housing insecurity, etc. For the elderly and immunocompromised neighbors in our community we want a place for you to find support during quarantine and beyond. Also for parents experiencing food and financial insecurity for their family, youth aging out of foster care, first responders, and more. Please submit your need through this form, our team will seek to care for you. In situations where we may not be able to meet the need, we may be able to offer a resources to help you find a solution in the community or through other avenues. Any questions, email kaileyjensen@redemptionaz.com.  – tinyurl.com/CRTrequest
  • We’ve started the Community Response Team partner with our Deacon Board to serve the needs that arise in our church and around our community with generosity and love-centered action. If you would like to join, please email vincegarvey@redemptionaz.com

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR BINGO

We designed this to be a helpful way to be love your neighbors and be intentional with the people you live with while being safe.

download here

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Outside of our Sunday Live Stream Service, we’ll be doing a weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to it here.

GIVING ONLINE OR BY MAIL

We thank you in advance for your continued generosity to Redemption Flagstaff as we seek to be a faithful presence here in our city. Learn how to give online or by mail here

  • Want to give to needs during this time? Go to the online giving link and click the drop down, select “benevolence”

CONNECT WITH US!

Are you new here? Looking to get connected? Fill out this form!


RESOURCES

With the increased time we will have at home, we want to be intentional with that time, here are some resources to fill our minds with content that will point us to Jesus.


KIDS

We love this video by the Bible Project teaching kids how to pray and is based on the Lord’s prayer. Watch below.

21-Day Interactive Prayer Guide for Kids – A wonderful resource from our friends at Church of the Highlands. Print this off yourself or let us know and we’ll print one for you that you can pick up from the offices.

Sermon Notes for kids

Fun and engaging activities for kiddos at home (will help keep your sanity parents): Busy Toddler / What Moms Love / Coloring Pages

God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell – teach kids how to enjoy being delightfully different yet part all part of God’s family.

FOSTER KINSHIP ADOPTION

-Arizona 1.27 has hands on TBRI resources available for families please click this link to find out more!

-We have additional resources for families during this time and are working with partners to streamline the process of serving families for safety and increased support. We are working with CASA locally in Coconino and Yavapai County to serve families. Please let us know what needs you have so we can come alongside you! www.one4allaz.com

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR BINGO

We designed this to be a helpful way to be love your neighbors and be intentional with the people you live with while being safe. Click here to download.

BIBLE

A great list of all sorts of Bible Reading Plans from Ligonier Ministries, or this list from Biblestudytools.com

A list of resources on The Bible: What is it? And How Was It Put Together? 

Exploring my strange bible – A podcast from Tim Mackie from the Bible Project

Bible Project Podcast  – A great podcast by the guys who make the Bible Project videos.

How to Read the Bible  – A video series by the Bible Project.

PRAYER

Please print this Washing Hands Prayers to put by your sink while you wash your hands

BATTLE WITH SIN AND TEMPTATION 

An article called “Temptation in a Pandemic: 4 Tools I’m Using” by Laurie Krieg

A must read book called “You Can Change”  by Tim Chester.

A Redemption Gilbert Sermon series entitled The Four G’s (God is Great, God is Glorious, God is Good, and God is Gracious)

DEPRESSION AND MENTAL HEALTH

A book called “Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression” by Zach Eswine

A book called “Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cures” by Martyn Lloyd Jones

A conference that includes 11 messages called “Mental Health and the Gospel” that Redemption Tempe put on.

THE J-CURVE (getting to know Jesus through living a cruciform shaped life like his)

A sermon called “J Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life” by Paul Miller. 

The book with the same title and goes much more in depth: J Curve

MARRIAGE, RELATIONSHIPS, SINGLENESS

The Meaning of Marriage by Tim & Kathy Keller – Use this time to care for your marriages, this will help greatly.

You and Me Forever  by Francis and Lisa Chan (A great book on including mission in your marriage)

7 Myths About Singleness  by Sam Allberry

Mingling of Souls Book  by Matt Chandler

Mingling of Souls Conference  by Matt and Lauren Chandler

RIGHT NOW MEDIA

RIGHT NOW MEDIA IS LIKE THE NETFLIX OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH; an online library of thousands of video resources that provide practical teaching on all kinds of subjects:
  • Parenting, marriage, Bible studies, adoption, apologetics, theology, finances, work, prayer, evangelism, men’s and women’s issues, and more…

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

MUSIC/WORSHIP

Seek first the Kingdom –  New song for these times from Redemption Church Gilbert.

Redemption Playlists – Curated by Jonny Campbell for our listening. We will be singing these on Sundays.

Songs for comfort of anxious souls – Playlist provided by the Gospel Coalition for this season.