This DVD tells the story of Messy Church and explores the issues it raises through conversations with leaders from around the UK and meeting the children and adults who make up the congregations.
How to run your very own Messy Nativity Advent project
Mayhem, madness and magnificence... Messy Nativity!
Rev Jean Flood, Mission in the Economy, Liverpool
A beginner's guide for churches by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter.
Fifteen sessions for exploring the Christian life with families by Lucy Moore. A new resource for Messy Churches, providing a further 15 sessions focused around key 'Christian basics' themes such as prayer and reading the Bible. There is also an introduction exploring and addressing situations that have arisen in different Messy Churches.
Make the most of your Messy Church celebration time. Messy Church celebration plays a key part in communicating God's love to the families who come along, but it can be the hardest part of the session to get right.
Get Messy! is a new four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders. Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.
Exploring the significance of Messy Church for the wider church
Messy Church Theology is the first title to encapsulate the theology of Messy Church. Through essays by contributors from a variety of church and academic backgrounds and case studies by Messy Church practitioners, it gathers together some of the discussions around Messy Church and assesses the impact of this ministry, placing it in the context of wider developments within the church community.
We've put together a helpful introduction to Messy Church for church leaders. Hopefully this will be a useful tool to use to talk to your church leaders about Messy Church.
The PDF includes endorsements, benefits for your church and some of the why and how.