Get Messy! September-December 2019

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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 and stories from Messy Churches around the world.

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Sessions in this issue

  • God loves a cheerful giver (Malachi 3:1–10)
  • God's armour of light (Ephesians 6:10–20)
  • Feast of faith (Luke 24:13–35)
  • Small is mighty (Luke 2:4–20)

In detail

We carry on exploring the next set of Holy Habits in this magazine. In September, we discover some challenging suggestions about gladness and generosity – what we do with our worldly goods, whether giving away is as painful as it sounds or whether it might be something liberating. Tithing is a pretty alien concept for many long-term Christians, so perhaps we all have something to learn in this session!

In October, we’re focusing on the habit of biblical teaching through the lens of Paul’s image of the armour of God. As the breastplates of righteousness are mercilessly hacked to bits by the swords of the Spirit, we may regret this choice of passage…

November takes us to the glorious story of the road to Emmaus as we think about the Holy Habit of eating together and the power of our shared meals (look at how a meal transformed Cleopas and his friend!) and in December, our Christmas focus is the idea of God doing enormous things using small people, like a baby, like a single teenager. How might that encourage those of us who feel small and insignificant? How might it challenge those of us who feel powerful? Have fun!

Also in this issue

  • Lucy Moore writes
  • Stories from Messy Churches far and wide
  • Conference highlights
  • Conference workshops digest
  • #discipleship: team
  • A Messy Murder Mystery
  • MCIC19 in pictures
  • Messy Church goes digital

Support material

The following extra resources are available to download for this issue of Get Messy!