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Mini Messy Church

Posted by Lucy Moore on 29 Jun 2018

Recently, we’ve been receiving a few requests from churches wondering whether it is okay for them to call what they are doing ‘Mini Messy Church’, and this has got us thinking as a team. Is the idea of Mini Messy Church a really great idea, or is it something that actually goes against the values of Messy Church?

Regional Coordinator for Newport and East South Wales

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 26 Jun 2018

Welcome to Helen Jones, your new Regional Coordinator for Newport and East in South Wales. Helen says:

Messy brokenness, or kintsugi for beginners

Posted by Lucy Moore on 08 Jun 2018

You may have seen the beautifully-lit pictures on the web and the meaningful interpretations of the symbolism. The Japanese have an artform known as kintsugi which involves mending a broken pot with molten gold so that the end result is very beautiful in a different way from the original article. I’ve wondered about how this might happen at Messy Church, but have never managed to persuade our treasurer to find the budget for gold nuggets and a young forge. (I mean, how is one supposed to fulfil one’s potential in such miserly circumstances?...

Regional Coordinators for Western Australia

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 25 May 2018

Welcome to Rob and Robyn Douglas, new Regional Coordinators for Western Australia. Rob and Robyn join Greg Ross supporting this large state.

Regional Coordinator for Buckinghamshire

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 24 May 2018

Welcome to Iain Nash, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Buckinghamshire! We are delighted that Iain has agreed to take on this role as this large region has been without local support for quite a while. We encourage you to join Iain and help us to build a team of Regional Coordinators from Milton Keynes to High Wycombe. Iain is in Aylesbury.

Regional Coordinator for Chelmsford and South Essex

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 23 May 2018

Welcome to Tina Bailes, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Chelmsford and South Essex. Tina joins Gillian Warren and Trish Hahn on the Essex Regional Coordinator team.

Minibook - the red one

Posted by Lucy Moore on 23 May 2018

It's here! Family Jesus Time is up for grabs and the BRF gnomes are poised at the warehouse, eagerly awaiting your order. (Maybe not gnomes: warehouses are a mystery to me. Could be pixies.) This is a happy minibook. Jane, Martyn and I enjoyed pulling it together and arguing about what discipleship means. How many family discipleship books have you got which feature a holy hat? How many of those theological hardbacks on your shelf mention washing an elephant? 

Regional Coordinator for Bay of Plenty, Eastland, Hawkes Bay, Waikato, Taranaki in New Zealand

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 22 May 2018

Welcome Jocelyn Czerwonka, Regional Coordinator for the Bay of Plenty, Eastland, Hawkes Bay, Waikato, Taranaki in New Zealand. Jocelyn joins Richard Stevens and Angela Brown in the new NZ Regional Coordinator team.

Discipleship Pilot: the 'just do it better' bit

Posted by Lucy Moore on 01 May 2018

Discipleship Pilot: ‘Doing what we do even better’ As the third of three blogs on our Discipleship Pilot, this blog explores what we mean by just ‘doing what we do better’.

Regional Coordinator for Cornwall West

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 30 Apr 2018

Welcome Mary Judkins, new Regional Coordinator for Cornwall West. Mary lives near St Ives in Cornwall and coordinates a Messy Church at St Anta, Carbis Bay.

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