Holy Habits: Introductory Guide

Andrew Roberts, Neil Johnson, Tom Milton,

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Holy Habits is an initiative to nurture Christian discipleship. It explores Luke's model of church found in Acts 2:42 - 47, identifies ten habits and encourages the development of a way of life formed by them. The habits are: biblical teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, sharing of resources, service, eating together, gladness and generosity, worship, prayer and making more disciples. The resources have been developed to help churches explore the habits in worship and other group activities (all-age or age-specific) and live out the habits in whole life, missional discipleship.

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Author info

Neil Johnson is Co-Superintendent Minister of the Birmingham Methodist Circuit. Tom Milton is Communications Officer for the Birmingham Methodist Circuit. Andrew Roberts is a Methodist minister working as Discipleship Specialist within the Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network, and author of the book Holy Habits (Malcolm Down Publishing, 2016). He previously served as Director of Training with Fresh Expressions and co-authored Fresh! An introduction to fresh expressions and pioneer ministry (SCM Press, 2012).


Premier Christianity Magazine, August 2018. Review by Justin Brierley ****

Methodist minister Andrew Roberts has achieved an ambitious task. He and a team of editors have delivered a set of ten Holy Habits booklets that will enable an entire church community to explore a multifaceted approach to discipleship.

The series covers ten elements of discipleship distilled from the life of the early Church as describefd in Acts 2:42-47: Biblical Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking Bread, Prayer, Sharing Resources, Serving, Eating Together, Gladness and Generosity, Worship and Making More Disciples.

There is much to commend in the Holy Habits initiative. Each booklet offers a range of suggestions for incorporating and exploring each respective habit. This includes worship ideas, preaching notes, small group activities, creative projects and individual and community practices.

The books will act as a starting point for churches planning a long-term discipleship programme, but leaders will need to put in effort themselves to flesh out some of the ideas contained within.

Review by Justin Brierley

Book details

  • ISBN: 9780857466778
  • Published: 19 January 2018
  • Status:
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
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