Holy Habits: Sharing Resources: Missional discipleship resources for churches

Holy Habits: Sharing Resources: Missional discipleship resources for churches

Author : Andrew Roberts
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To have 'all things in common' is about both giving and receiving, and it needs to be mutual. Sharing may not be the obvious route to take and it may take courage to initiate it, but we know that it is often ultimately more rewarding than simply giving.

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Title Holy Habits: Sharing Resources: Missional discipleship resources for churches
Author Andrew Roberts
Description

To have 'all things in common' is about both giving and receiving, and it needs to be mutual. Sharing may not be the obvious route to take and it may take courage to initiate it, but we know that it is often ultimately more rewarding than simply giving.

Holy Habits is an adventure in Christian discipleship. Inspired by Luke’s model of church found in Acts 2:42–47, it identifies ten habits and encourages the development of a way of life formed by them.
The habits are: Biblical Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking Bread, Prayer, Sharing Resources, Serving, Eating Together, Gladness and Generosity, Worship, and Making More Disciples.
These resources are designed to help churches explore the habits creatively in a range of contexts and live them out in whole-life, intergenerational, missional discipleship.

Details
  • Product code: 9780857466822
  • Published: 19 January 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • Dimensions: 148mm wide and 210mm high

To have 'all things in common' is about both giving and receiving, and it needs to be mutual. Sharing may not be the obvious route to take and it may take courage to initiate it, but we know that it is often ultimately more rewarding than simply giving.

Holy Habits is an adventure in Christian discipleship. Inspired by Luke’s model of church found in Acts 2:42–47, it identifies ten habits and encourages the development of a way of life formed by them.
The habits are: Biblical Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking Bread, Prayer, Sharing Resources, Serving, Eating Together, Gladness and Generosity, Worship, and Making More Disciples.
These resources are designed to help churches explore the habits creatively in a range of contexts and live them out in whole-life, intergenerational, missional discipleship.

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