6 Acts Q&A

What are the 6 Acts? The 6 Acts are biblically based spiritual disciplines practiced by followers of Jesus since the first people proclaimed, "The tomb is empty! Jesus is risen!" The conclusion of the 2nd chapter of the Book of Acts gives a summary of them.

What is their origin? The true origin of the 6 Acts is the infant church and their practices as people of faith desiring to be drawn deeper into the life and joy in the living Jesus Christ. For Epiphany, the acts emerged as part of a Holy Spirit-driven, congregation-wide period of study, conversation, and prayer. The purpose of this time was to discern how Epiphany as a congregation can be sacredly formed into the people God has created and called us to be together. 

Why does practicing them matter? One wise person once said that just sitting in a church pew will no more make you a follower of Jesus than sleeping in a garage will make you a car. Over and over the New Testament and our Lord Jesus Christ call us into these practices. By doing them as disciplined spiritual habits we are sacredly formed, discover clarity of purpose about our lives, become aligned with the heart of God, and become spiritual redwoods marked by faith, hope, love, and joy.

Last Published: May 21, 2015 10:42 AM