Holy Habits

Meeting dates this term: 20th Sept, 4th Oct, 18th Oct, 1st Nov, 15th Nov, 29th Nov, 13th Dec

Holy Habits is a way of life for those exploring or already actively living out the call of Jesus to ‘follow me’. It is a way of life for all ages and cultures; a way of life based on Luke’s portrait of the community of followers of Jesus that we see in Acts 2:42–47; a way of life that nurtures whole-life, missional discipleship; a way of life that, when lived faithfully day by day and fruitfully both personally and collectively, encourages others to join the adventure of following Jesus.

The Holy Habits discussion group runs fortnight on Fridays, from 2pm, at Ashcroft Church and centre. Due to the nature of the group and discussions you can join at anytime (so don’t worry you have missed the first session!). To find out more read on, watch the video or visit www.holyhabits.org.uk for even more stories and information

Holy Habits explores and encourages the practice of ten disciplines, or holy habits, 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 way of life for all – a key word Luke uses several times in the text – 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.

Holy habits explores and encourages the practice of ten disciplines, or holy habits, 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 way of life for all – a key word Luke uses several times in the text – 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.

HOLY HABITS core values

DISCIPLESHIP
Holy Habits is a way of forming whole-life, missional disciples that draws on Luke’s model of the early church in Acts 2:42–47.

FOR ALL
Holy Habits is way of life for all: all cultures, languages and in particular all ages. 

WHOLE LIFE
We practise holy habits when we gather together and encourage one another in the living of them in the whole of life; at home, at work, in engaging with the big issues of the day.

MISSIONAL
Luke notes how the first believers enjoyed the ‘goodwill of all the people’ (Acts 2:47). This is way of life designed to serve and bless others.

HOLY
This is way of life that honours the Lord, is guided by the Spirit and seeks to live the type of holiness that Jesus embodied: down to earth, involved, loving, giving.