Could you go one day a week without digital technology?

We'll use this email to remind you on the day before your Sabbath.

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"[The Digital Sabbath] felt like I was walking into fresh water...”

One day a week

No Devices

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The Digital Sabbath is a practice where, for one day a week, you avoid digital technology. The goal is to lower screen time so you can spend that time reflecting on God's faithfulness or his Word, spend more time with family and friends, try something different, or just rest. In a society that runs 24/7, the Digital Sabbath is unique, liberating, and as one participant put it, "like walking into fresh water".

Here's how it works: We send you a tailored email the night before your Digital Sabbath day with a reminder, a reflective verse, and some resources. These emails come once a week, the day before your Digital Sabbath begins.

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"It’s a very freeing experience, that’s why I wish my other friends would try it."

Here's how it works

  • An empty check box Sign up for the Digital Sabbath
  • An empty check box Get the reminder email in your inbox
  • An empty check box Begin your digital sabbath (no screens!)
  • An empty check box Tag #digitalsabbath on social media after your sabbath day
  • An empty check box Repeat next week!

Sabbath: rest

We’re using the term sabbath because it’s a beautiful term that means abstinence from work - in our digital age, this has become increasingly neglected and its power misunderstood.

Sabbath is a biblical term, appearing throughout the Bible. Even God rested, and he tells us to rest... he tells us to rest by going to him.

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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28

"This is a wonderful challenge and life-altering opportunity, one that really helps to sharpen the mind. Keep up the good work!"

FAQ: frequently asked questions

What happens when I sign up?

You will receive a confirmation email! After you confirm, you’ll receive a welcome email, and then an email each week reminding you of your Digital Sabbath.

Who started the Digital Sabbath?

Digital Sabbath was started by James Kelly at FaithTech. FaithTech is a global tech community. The projects are focused on helping the marginalized, spreading the gospel and/or helping the local church. You can read more about Digital Sabbath’s story in About.

What should I do during my Digital Sabbath?

Anything you like! Rest, read, go outside, talk, create, read the Bible, and more! Write a list of things that help you rest. An rabbi once said, “those who work with their minds should sabbath with their hands and those who work with their hands should sabbath with their minds”.

Contact: have questions?

Digital Sabbath is maintained by FaithTech, a global tech community for Christ. To contact Digital Sabbath, submit your questions or comments to faithtech.com/contact-us, or use the link below. This link will take you to a new page.

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