So far I have dealt with the Sabbath as something that is primarily for individuals. I believe that there are also Sabbath implications for Christian institutions as corporate bodies - groups of those who say they belong to God. God does not have a separate group plan, whether we are members of a Christian educational organization or a specific local church. But as a community of Christians, we are a manifestation of the body of Christ for the world. Sabbath observance enables the church to give a corporate testimony to the grace of God in the same way that Israel was instructed to bring light to the world when it observed the Sabbath as a community in the Old Testament. This corporate testimony will probably have more visibility in the culture than individualistic Sabbath observance alone.
Doerksen, J. Ray
"Never On A Sunday: The Sabbath And The Christian Academic Library - Part 2,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 45
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol45/iss3/6