Holy Habits

What is Holy Habits

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?

  • Join the online Facebook home group
  • Follow the blog
  • Want to know more about Holy Habits – visit the website
  • Tell us your stories of Holy Habits so we can share with others – contact us
  • Want to talk to us about Holy Habits? Email us at holyhabits@brf.org.uk and we will arrange a time to call you.

Holy Habits: Getting started, including discussion questions

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

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 Ministries 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.

Read Andrew's story