How do you make discipleship a part of everyday life?
Discover the new Holy Habits resources for groups and individuals
Living the adventure in Christian discipleship – 24/7!
Holy Habits is a way of life that is meant to be lived, in our homes, in our communities; not something we do for 90 minutes or so once a week or once a month.
Andrew Roberts, who has created and led the Holy Habits 'adventure in Christian discipleship', inspired by Luke’s model of church found in Acts 2:42–47, is convinced that 'Everybody has a part to play'. That's why BRF have developed new resources to help individuals and groups embed the holy habits into their everyday life.
No August slump
Colin admits that August can be a bit of a fallow month with people going on holiday – but says that wherever they are, everyone can follow through with this resource.
On Sunday mornings, I’ll build the reflection themes into the services. It’ll keep everyone on track and create that sense of togetherness: of keeping in step with each other. We won’t lose any momentum.
Flexible and creative
Speaking at BRF's Messy Church International Conference in May 2019 Andrew Roberts drew parallels between Holy Habits and this inclusive, all-age form of church based on hospitality, creativity and celebration:
We all know what people do with Lego kits. They empty out the pieces and look at the instruction booklet. They might follow the booklet once, but then they throw it away and begin to create all sorts of other wonderful things. That’s precisely the spirit of both Messy Church and Holy Habits. Yes, there are guidelines and, yes, there is a certain amount of shared wisdom about what might work well. But in both Holy Habits and Messy Church, there is also that strong encouragement to be creative and imaginative and contextual.'
He went on to encourage international Messy Churches adopting Holy Habits as a way of forming disciples to be creative, acknowledging that:
How you do Holy Habits in Amsterdam will be very different to what you do in Worcester, and how you do it in Santiago will be very different to how you do it in Christchurch.