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Holy Habits

Missional discipleship as a way of life

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Holy Habits is an adventure in discipleship based upon Luke’s picture of the early church in Acts 2:42–47. It explores the practice of ten disciplines that Luke presents in the passage: biblical teaching, fellowship, breaking bread, prayer, sharing resources, serving, eating together, gladness and generosity, worship and making more disciples. It is a way of life for all, from young children to those in residential care. It is also a way of life to be lived when followers of Jesus are both gathered as church and dispersed in day-to-day life at home, at work and in engagement with the issues of the world. The name reminds us that these are godly practices that form us not just as followers of Jesus but as wholesome human beings, both individually and in community.

What is Holy Habits in a nutshell?

  • Discipleship resource based on Acts 2:42-47
  • A set of ten habits
  • Each habits is explored over two months
  • Two-year discipleship programme
  • Designed for whole church including services, home groups, Messy Church, children and family work, care home and pastoral care ministries
  • Designed to be used with all generations
  • Encourages lay and ordained leadership
  • Encourages participation by all members and is not prescriptive
  • Supported with resources
  • It is a fun and enthusiastic way of doing discipleship

How can you become involved or find out more?

Holy Habits: Getting started, including discussion questions

Holy Habits project leader Andrew Roberts introduces you to the Holy Habits course available from The Bible Reading Fellowship. These flexible, easy-to-use resources will help you and your church to engage with discipleship in a deliberate and exciting way.

Holy Habits stories

Church leaders often ask, ‘How is Holy Habits being used in other churches?’ We have developed a bank of stories that feature Holy Habits being used in Messy Church, home groups, growing and developing relationships.

Holy Habits resources

BRF has published a range of resources to help churches to have a rich and deep experience of exploring each habit. In addition, Holy Habits in Messy Church provides session material to explore each habit plus material for Messy Vintage.

Robert Andrews

Meeting the pioneer

Andrew Roberts is the pioneer of Holy Habits and is also a husband, father, minister, writer and speaker. He is the author of the book Holy Habits (Malcolm Down Publishing, 2016) and editor of the BRF Holy Habits original resource booklets, Bible Reflections and Group Studies. He was previously Director of Training for Fresh Expressions and worked for the Methodist Church.

The Bible Reading Fellowship helps support and resource the Holy Habits discipleship initiative