Rest is a heart position where we say to God, “I’m not in control of my life, YOU are.”

And Sabbath Rest is God’s gift to his children that refreshes and restores us in order to sustain our service in his Kingdom, divinely equipping us in the work we’ve been called to do.

The willingness to say yes to ministry or other meaningful work is probably not a problem you have.

But the challenge may come after the "yes" - you're fantastic and doing the work, but not so good at resting from it, which results in feeling depleted physically, emotionally, mentally, and most importantly spiritually...

... because, unfortunately, one of the first things that falls to the wayside in the midst of this overcommitment is time with God.

The good news is that with A Beginner's Guide to Sabbath Rest, you'll learn the divine rhythms your life needs in order to obey God in your rest and your work, AND reprioritize the most important thing – nurturing your relationship with him in worship, prayer and Bible study.

Sabbath Rest helps you:

✔️ Make room in your life to hear God’s voice clearer.

✔️ Allow God to divinely restore you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

✔️ Make creativity and thought clarity more accessible.

✔️ Avoid burnout.

✔️ Strengthen your immune system.

✔️ Be more present with your children and loved ones.

✔️ Be more productive, more lucrative, and do amazing work.

✔️ Be more equipped to answer God’s call to leadership.

There is no such thing as sustainable good work without good rest.

And God created his divine rest strategy of the sabbath to help us do just that.

“Deanna provides such actionable steps to avoid burnout as a mom who is also an entrepreneur, homeschooler, wife, and everything above! I am grateful for her and the community she has built.”


“I'm a wife, mom, ministry leader, and radio host... it's really hard to juggle all the things. Deanna includes so many practical tools for moms and women who desire to live lives of impact. I'm thankful I found Deanna!”

Melissa Moore

Who is this course perfect for?

  • Ministry leaders

  • Non-profit Founders & leaders

  • Missionaries

  • Business owners

  • Parents with young children in the home

  • Anyone who desires to make sabbath rest a weekly rhythm for their lives

Meet Your Instructor

Deanna Mason

I'm Deanna Mason, Bible Teacher and Founder of Needle Movers for Social Equity (501c3), which is dedicated to closing equity gaps in literacy for people of color, and to using Biblical literacy to bridge and heal communities in America and around the world. Through my podcast, consulting, courses, and community, I work to develop healing hearts with inductive approaches to Bible study and refresh ministry leaders with weekly Sabbath rest.

Here's what's in the course curriculum:

6 audio modules with lesson you can listen to anywhere at anytime.

    1. Send Deanna to Uganda

    1. Download the app here

    1. Course Welcome & Introduction

    2. A note about how the lesson modules are released

    1. Lesson 1 - What Happened on the 7th Day?

    2. Lesson 2 - Three Types of Work

    3. Lesson 3 - Model of Chaos & Darkness, Reset, and Rest

    4. Lesson 4 - What Happens When You Rest

    5. Lesson 5 - Five Reasons Why We Resist Sabbath

    1. Lesson 1 - Where to Start

    2. Create Your Dream Work Week

    3. Lesson 2 - Communicating Your Sabbath Plans to Family Members

    4. Lesson 2 BONUS VIDEO - Setting Loving Boundaries

    5. Lesson 3 - Releasing Comparison

    6. Lesson 4 - Seven Types of Rest, Your Rest Deficits

    1. Lesson 1 - Crafting Your Sabbath Practice

    2. Lesson 2 - Choosing Your Rest Containers

    3. Lesson 3 - The Faith Disciplines of Silence, Stillness, and Study

About this course

  • Free
  • 31 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

Bonus material

In addition to the course content, you'll also have access to the following bonuses:

  • FREE Study, Pray, and Rest App

    Download my FREE app with Thinkific to make accessing your course content a breeze.

  • Discussion & Community

    You'll have access to my Discussion Community where you can ask questions and connect with other learners and leaders desiring to create and/or sustain a weekly sabbath practice.

  • Study Scripture about Sabbath.

    Allow the scriptures to begin to shape your faith around God's desires around work and rest.

  • Discover your desires around worship, rest, & relational connection.

    Everyone's approach to rest and sabbath is unique. Allow this course to guide you in uncovering your specific rest needs and goals around Bible study, prayer, worship, and connecting with the relationships that are most meaningful to you.

  • Cultivate a culture of sabbath for you and those you work with.

    As your heart evolves around the gift of sabbath rest, your lifestyle will begin to influence your family, those around you, and those you lead around their own need for rest and renewal.

“I am a small business owner and mom of two elementary-aged children. I'm tired y'all. I am really glad to have found Deanna.”


“We are all so over-stretched these days, and Deanna provides not only the much needed permission to rest, but incredibly valuable resources to help us actually make rest happen.”

Nicole Terrell

If your life feels misaligned with your desires around rest, worship, and work, it doesn’t have to.

A Beginner's Guide to Sabbath Rest may be exactly what you need. Get started today.