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Get Messy! May - August 2018

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Get Messy! is a 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, relevent and encouraging articles 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.

Sessions in this issue

  • God 24/7
  • The money puzzle
  • Wonderfully made
  • Creating and caring

In detail:

What a privilege to explore key biblical themes in creative, hands-on ways! They may be familiar stories, but approaching them through the different senses and through play can bring so many insights. In May, when the church around the world celebrates the coming of God’s Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we have the opportunity to join in with the Thy Kingdom Come initiative and to explore what it means to have God with us 24/7.

In June, we explore a theme that may be a concern to many of your families in this 21st-century world: how do we handle money so that it’s healthy for us and for the world around us and is a fun part of our discipleship?

And July ties in with Bishop Rachel Treweek’s #liedentity campaign around helping all our families to have a positive godly image of ourselves, not one shaped by what the world wants us to think. Self-image may have been highlighted as a preoccupation of many teenagers, but we can help children and adults as well as teens to see themselves and others with God’s eyes.

August gives us a chance to explore God’s wonderful world and our stewardship of it – check out the article on page 6 about taking Messy Church outdoors.

Also in this issue

  • Lucy Moore writes
  • Stories from Messy churches far and wide
  • Messy Church goes outdoors
  • Life as the Messy intern: Miriam Thurlow
  • Thy Kingdom Come
  • #discipleship
  • Dictaphones, discipleship and dessert
  • Youth column
  • Making history: the Messy way
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