Gathering As One

A Virtual Outdoor Ministry Conference

November 17th-19th, 2020

Welcome and Keynote Presentation

Wednesday, November 18th at 10:00-11:15am EDT

Sabbath Communities and the Formation of Christian Identity

In this keynote presentation, we will explore the necessity of celebrating the Sabbath in relationship to the formation of Christian identity, both in and outside the walls of the church. Based on a decade of empirical research focused on the Taizé Community and its pilgrims, Jason Brian Santos will explore how participation in Sabbath practices might be the most effective means to both forming lasting faith in individuals and cultivating a wider intergenerational vision for the Christian community.


Rev. Jason Brian Santos, Ph.D. is the pastor of Community Presbyterian Church, a small mountain congregation located in Lake City, CO. For the last five years, he served as the national director for Christian Formation for the Presbyterian Mission Agency. He holds a Ph.D. in practical theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he also earned his Masters of Divinity. He is the author of A Community Called Taizé (IVP, 2008). Jason currently resides in an almost 150 year old historic church manse in Lake City, with his wife, Shannon and his two sons, Judah and Silas (aka Tutu). In his spare time, he plays and designs board games.