Holy Habits Missional Discipleship Resource


    Category
    Making disciples
    Date
    10 May 2018
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    Missional discipleship resources for churches

    Holy Habits was launched in January 2018 and is already making an impact in a wide range of churches across the country. Tailor-made for any church serious in its desire to grow lifelong Christian disciples, Holy Habits is an exciting new programme which churches are taking up, not as an extra activity with a limited shelf life, but as a core commitment that will transform lives and witness far into the future.

    Based on Luke’s portrait of the early church in Acts 2:42–47, and extensively piloted over the past three years, Holy Habits consists of an Introductory Guide and ten booklets, one for each of the ten habits, or practices, described by Luke as a model for the church to imitate. Ranging from Fellowship and Prayer to Breaking Bread, Sharing and Serving, the series provides a treasure chest of stimulating, intergenerational content: practical, theological and creative ideas to be adapted and developed to reflect local themes and needs.

    Just two months after its launch, sales already suggest that some of the booklets will need to be reprinted in the coming months. A Dutch edition of Holy Habits will begin publishing later this year, with the complete series available in 2020.

    Andrew Roberts, author of the original Holy Habits book (Malcolm Down Publishing, 2016) and one of the Editors of the new resource, is available for interview and will be speaking in Wolverhampton on 28 April (contact robertsa@methodistchurch.org.uk to reserve a place). He is also speaking at all four sessions of Spring Harvest 2018: Skegness (3 April, 4.15 pm), Harrogate (4 April, 4.15 pm), Minehead (5 and 9 April, 4.15 pm). For details, see Spring Harvest 2018.

    Three Holy Habits videos are now available on the BRF YouTube channel: ‘Introducing Holy Habits’, ‘Preparing to Launch Holy Habits’ and ‘Getting Started (including discussion questions)’. Access the videos here, along with a colourful new set of downloadable posters which can be used to advertise Holy Habits events.

    Discipleship has been cited as ‘the most strategic issue facing the western church today’, but there is confusion about the best way to tackle the issue. Holy Habits is already establishing itself as a serious and effective, creative and engaging route to transforming discipleship, both individual and congregational. Click for further details and to order.