welcome to the abbey
Below you can learn more about the vision and heart behind the creation of "The ABBEY" by continuing to scroll down on this page. The "ABBEY App" is a monthly subscription based app. The proceeds from this app help to fund and create sustainable nonprofit ministries.
a place of rest
Historically an abbey was a place in the midst of a community that was a source of healing, rest, encouragement and exhortation for those both in the community and those traveling through it. We have developed The Abbey App to be such a place in this new and evolving information highway that has become a daily part of our lives.
The ABBEY has three main areas: Prayer, Meditation, and Reflection. Our prayer is that God would use the content found in The Abbey to help bring grace and peace to the lives of our users.
a way to give
The vision of The Abbey App is that it would become a catalyst to help launch sustainable nonprofit ministries in our communities. Our hope that is that as our user base expands, so does the ministries that are supported by The Abbey.
As we grow our initial vision is to establish and develop ministries serving the collegiate community, the special needs community, the refugee community and PTSD, grief and trauma victims.
In launching Abbey Bakery, Cafe & Farm the potential for collaboration among these ministries and services is also developed.
Income generated from the collaborative services provided helps to further stabilize the ministries to the areas of need.
Sustainability Example: A wedding booked at the event venue of Abbey Farm and catered by Abbey Bakery and Cafe would create capital to fund ministries serving the special needs community, refugees and those dealing with grief, trauma and PTSD.
the three sections of the abbey
ABBEY PRAYER helps to develop our communication with God. It is a reaching up to abide with our Father continually.
The resources found in the Prayer section are crafted to help develop the area of prayer in our lives. Whether we struggle with knowing how to pray, finding the words to pray or remembering to pray - we desire to help the body of Christ grow in the area of prayer.
ABBEY MEDITATION develops the ability to be present in the moment, so that we may be still and know that He is God.
It is said that art is evidence that we have a soul, that it helps us see that there is something more than what is on the surface. Our culture overemphasizes productivity and progress, and we have lost the art of being still and knowing that He is God. We fight and struggle to be present instead of distracted.
Our hope and prayer is that this section will help begin the process of cultivating the divine amidst the every day, redeeming the mundane and being present in the moment. We desire to help curate the image of the Divine amongst our everyday lives and encourage and exhort our relationship with God.
"Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." - Psalm 23:6
ABBEY REFLECTION cultivates the art of looking back on our lives so that we may see the goodness and mercy that God has brought to our lives.
In our fast-paced world we so often put our head down and push through, yet in doing so, we miss much of what the Lord has done. In Psalm 23, the goodness and loving kindness of the Lord follows us. Although we so often want the significance of things revealed at the start, it is only when we stop and cease from our efforts that we have the chance to see the work of the Lord.
We long to be known, yet we so often struggle to tell our own story to others. The Reflection section of The Abbey is a resource that is crafted to help you share your story. We hope that in exploring and looking back at our story, we will see the story of God at work in our lives.
In the Reflection Section, you will find our monthly reflection resource which includes a series of weekly reflection check in's, as well as the coming together section.
The first two sections are for personal reflection, however, much if not most of our growth happens in the context of community - the coming together portion sets the table for you and a group of friends to come together to talk through the questions provided. We have also included a suggested recipe for you to try with your friends.
The mission of The Abbey is to help create sacred spaces of spiritual and personal growth, to shepherd with the heart of Jesus Christ and to serve strategically to meet the needs of our communities effectively.
The Abbey is a resource that helps to grow, shepherd and serve.
Growing – we desire to create an environment where people can grow personally and spiritually. We provide resources to our users and communities to help them develop into who God has called them to be.
Shepherding – a shepherd's job is to lead out and to bring in. Our focus is helping to guide people through the daily life and trials they face, as well as, bringing them in to find rest in the gospel of Christ.
Serving – by creating relevant and quality resources and forming strategic partnerships we hope help the body of Christ move towards health, both as individuals and also as communities. Our desire is for people to see Jesus in compelling, relevant and transformational ways. We will partner with the body of Christ to serve our neighbors and our Savior for the glory of God.
How it works
The Abbey App Monthly Subscription gives you access to the latest resources from The Abbey.
Your subscription will be renewed automatically each month granting you access to the newest resources on the topics of Prayer, Mediation and Reflection.
The subscription price is free for the first month and $2.99 each month after the trial period.
You can subscribe by clicking on the "Subscribe" button on the top right of the app screen.
Thank you so much for visiting and may God bless you and keep you, may He cause His face to shine upon you and grant you peace.
Grace & Peace,
The ABBEY Staff