HOLYHABITS: Planning and preparation including discussion questions

Holy Habits project leader Andrew Roberts talks about preparing to launch your Holy Habits journey.

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The Acts community was launched in the light and fire of the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost. While we can’t fully replicate that day, experience is showing that a good launch for a Holy Habits adventure gives energy and enthusiasm to the journey that follows. A time associated with new beginnings works well (e.g. September or January; many churches have chosen Pentecost).


Embodying and demonstrating the values of Holy Habits at a launch event is important. Location is significant, too, with a number of good launches being intentionally in venues other than churches (hotels, colleges, conference centres) to stress the missional significance of Holy Habits. For those who are part of a smaller church, a local pub or village hall could work well, particularly if you start with a meal and look first at Eating Together.


Perhaps most Holy Habits journeys have begun with a special act of worship, and these have typically been very colourful and creative – again, rather like the day of Pentecost.

To hear about how people started, read individual stories.