Acts 2: 42 – 47 (NRSV)
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.
On Saturday 22nd January the circuit began a journey that it will travel together over the course of the next two years. As companions on the road, through that time we will be exploring the 10 holy habits that Andrew Roberts draws out of the life of the early church as seen in Acts 2:42 – 47 (above). The 10 holy habits and the order in which we will be exploring them together is:
1st Jan – 28th Jan – Launch Holy Habits
29th Jan 22 – 18th Mar (inc Ash Wednesday) – Fellowship
19th Mar – 13th May (inc Easter) – Breaking bread
14th May – 8th July (inc Pentecost) – Service
9th July – 2nd Sept – Worship
3rd Sept – 28th Oct (inc Harvest) – Sharing resources
29th Oct – 30th Dec (inc Christmas) – Gladness and Generosity
31st Dec – 17th Feb 23 (inc Week of Prayer for Christian Unity) – Prayer
18th Feb – 14th Apr (inc Ash Wednesday and Easter) – Biblical teaching
15th Apr – 9th June (inc Pentecost) – Making Disciples
10th Jun – 28th July – Eating together
Celebration Event after completing Holy Habits end July/early August 2023
As individuals, chapels, churches and a circuit we encourage you to lean into each one of these habits for in study of scripture, practice and prayer we may learn more of the heart of God and develop a way of life that better reflects His glory. If you wish to learn more about how this safari through the holy habits is supposed to help us please watch this contemporary worship led by Ben in January.
The launch event itself can be seen in the top right of this page.