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Unhurried Living


Rest Deeper. Live Fuller. Lead Better.

If you are a busy leader and you desire to cultivate healthy rhythms of work and rest, welcome to the community.

We invite you to step into the stream of the life-giving patterns of Jesus so that you can begin to enjoy more peace, more creative energy and increase true productivity.


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An Unhurried Life

Here is a book that affirms that our work is a God-given gift. Productivity is not the enemy―it is the attitudes behind our work that can be our undoing. So how do we find balance between our sense of calling and the call to rest? An Unhurried Life offers a way.



Alan Fadling

Alan Fadling serves as a frequent speaker, consultant and retreat leader with local churches, national organizations and international leaders. He speaks from the intersection of spiritual formation and leadership, with content that is approachable, usable and transferable.

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Gem Fadling

Gem Fadling is a Certified Spiritual Director who shares and teaches authentically from her own life and relationship with God. She loves to help open the windows of women’s lives to let in a fresh breeze, encouraging them to find their voice, get in touch with their longings, and take that next step.

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Alan is clearly more than just a writer, theologian, or speaker. He is truly a practitioner equipping leaders to slow down to order their hearts and minds to be more thoughtful and effective. Unhurried Living is rooted in scriptural truth and practical simplicity and Alan, as a speaker and a facilitator on this topic, is not only one of the best, but he is an important pioneer in this area of getting our lives into a Christ-like rhythm of rest and kingdom impact.

Jeff Spadafora

Director of Global Coaching Services, Halftime Institute

Retreats with Alan & Gem Fadling have provided a sacred space to pull away and step into a facilitated solitude of “unhurried” time to listen and reflect in God’s presence with a blank agenda. I inevitably emerge with a refreshed soul, a gladness of heart, deeper love for the One who invites us to ever deeper intimacy, and a clarity of vision for what I need to do next in providing leadership in my place of vocational calling.

Carol Taylor

President, Evangel University

Gem is the perfect guide for weary souls seeking refreshment with the Lord. Her welcoming, cheerful, and gentle presence helps us to put our guards down and feel safe. She also has a wealth of experience to share from her own journey with God that helps newbies or experienced seekers discern the movements of the Spirit.

Kate Kim

Human Resources Coordinator, Olive Crest


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Our Latest Blog Posts

An Unhurried Rule of Life

An Unhurried Rule of Life

I (Alan) remember my first years as a follower of Jesus. January was always exciting for me. My church often started new corporate spiritual practices like a year-long Bible reading plan. I’m a high structure person. I like reliable frameworks within which I can...

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Annual Examen (Isaiah 61)

Annual Examen (Isaiah 61)

I have found the practice of the examen to be a priceless and grace-giving one for me. I tend to be a more “glass-half-empty” kind of person, so noticing the grace of God in my recent experience helps me realize just how graced my life actually is. Typically, I take a...

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Good Work Grows in the Soil of Good Rest

Good Work Grows in the Soil of Good Rest

What a year! I say that with both excitement and with awe. In March, Gem and I launched a new non-profit. It hadn’t been in our long-term plans, but there we were. There have been places of hard, good work and some places where we enjoyed the gift of rest. I had been...

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