One of the ways in which our church is growing and developing is through Holy Habits.
HOLY HABITS is a programme inspired by the 10 Holy Habits from Acts 2 in verses 42-47 which is giving everyone an opportunity to grow in their relationship with God.
The video below gives an introduction to the programme.
So what's it all about?
Where does the idea of Holy Habits come from?
At the end of Acts Chapter 2: 42 – 47, we see a passage entitled “The Fellowship of Believers”.
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45 they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
This passage talks about the early church and the way it went about its ministry through living Holy Habits.
The 10 Holy Habits are…
- Eating Together
- Making More Disciples
- Gladness and Generosity
- Breaking of Bread
- Biblical Teaching
- Sharing Resources
The following video features some of the Birmingham Methodist Circuit staff sharing stories from some of the Holy Habits including 'Eating Together', 'Prayer', and 'Making More Disciples'.
You can find out more here.
Having spent two years (May 2015 - July 2017) learning about each of the Holy Habits, we are now taking time to revisit the Habits so that they become embedded in our individual lives and within our church and community.