Books

Books to help Messy Churches get going and keep growing

Family Prayer Time: on the journey together

by Lucy Moore A Messy Mini Book about the ways in which families can learn to pray together. Buy now This colourful, quirky and fun addition to BRF's Messy minibooks series is designed to encourage and guide families into a habit of prayer, individually and together.

Family Jesus Time: Going on the faith adventure

by Lucy Moore A Messy Mini Book for those wanting to take the next steps in their Christian journey.  Buy now 

Messy Parables - 25 retellings for all ages

by Martyn Payne Creative ways to share the stories Jesus told. Buy now Buy PDF Download Sample pages

Family Question Time: check out the adventure!

by Lucy Moore A Messy Mini Book to help families discuss the basics of the Christian faith. Buy now 

Being Messy, Being Church: Exploring the direction of travel for today's church

edited by Ian Paul A series of essays by different contributors exploring what Messy Church brings to the wider church, how these different forms of church community can coexist, and what this might mean for the future of the church. Buy now

Easter Family Time

by Lucy Moore A Messy Mini Book for family use over Easter. Buy now  An affirming Easter gift for Messy Churches to give to their Messy families to use at home over Easter. This minibook aims to transfer the core values of Messy Church to the home and family context, encouraging families to talk together, be creative, be hospitable, be Christ-centred and celebratory, and including activities for all ages.

Christmas Family Time

by Lucy Moore Christmas Family Time is an affirming Christmas gift for Messy Churches to give to their Messy families to use at home over the Christmas holiday period. Buy now Sample pages

Messy Togetherness - Being intergenerational in Messy Church

by Martyn Payne A look at the intergenerational approach in Messy Church.  Buy now Sample pages

Messy Hospitality - Changing communities through fun, food, friendship and faith

by Lucy Moore A practical exploration of the Christian principle of hospitality from the founder of Messy Church. Buy now Sample pages

Messy Prayer - Developing the prayer life of your Messy Church

by Jane Leadbetter Equipping your Messy team to pray and encourage others to do so, both within and outside the Messy Church context. Buy now Sample pages Topics include:

Extreme Crafts for Messy Churches - 50 activity ideas for the adventurous

by Peter Maidment and Barry Brand 50 extreme craft ideas for the adventurous of Messy Church. Buy now Buy PDF Download

Messy Family Fun - A holiday club for all the family

by Lucy Moore Fun, low-cost holiday time for your Messy Church families that strengthens their relationships with each other - and yours with them! Buy now Buy PDF Download

Messy Easter - 3 complete sessions for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

by Jane Leadbetter Messy sessions for the Easter period.  Buy now Buy PDF Download Sample pages

Messy lyfe - Living life with Jesus

by Lucy Moore and Rob Hare  Drawing all ages into a closer understanding of God's love.  Buy now Sample pages

Messy Church starter pack

Buy now We've put together the following pack of resources at a discounted price for churches who want to look at running a Messy Church:

Messy Church Theology - Exploring the significance of Messy Church for the wider church

by George Lings Exploring the significance of Messy Church for the wider church. Buy now Buy on kindle

The Gingerbread Nativity

by Renita Boyle A four-week exploration of Advent. Buy PDF Download Sample pages The perfect recipe for a memorable and tasty exploration of Advent and Christmas!

Messy Church DVD

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.

Messy Nativity

by Jane Leadbetter How to run your very own Messy Nativity Advent project Buy now  Sample pages Mayhem, madness and magnificence... Messy Nativity!Rev Jean Flood, Mission in the Economy, Liverpool

Starting your Messy Church

by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter A beginner's guide for churches. Buy now Buy PDF Download Buy in Welsh

Sports Fun for Messy Churches

by Lucy Moore Simple, interactive games and family-friendly sports ideas for Messy Church leaders. Buy now Buy PDF Download Sample Pages

Messy Crafts

A craft-based journal for Messy Church members by Lucy Moore. Messy Crafts is a craft book with a difference! As well as bulging with craft ideas to inspire your creativity at Messy Church, it is also a journal to scribble in, doodle on and generally make your own.

Messy Cooks

A handbook for Messy Church catering teams by Jane Butcher. Messy Cooks is a handbook for everyone involved in Messy Church catering teams! As well as being a useful treasure store of practical and easy-to-prepare recipes for all your Messy Church events, it also provides tips on quantities, basic cooking skills, essential equipment and ideas for relating food to a Bible story, theme or festival.

Messy Church 2

Ideas for discipling a Christ-centred community by Lucy Moore. Alongside the usual mix of creativity, fun, Christian hospitality and thanksgiving Messy Church 2 explores the importance of discipleship, faith development and training for leadership.

Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community by Lucy Moore. Overflowing with creative ideas to draw the community together for fun, food, fellowship and worship, this resource book contains 15 themed programme outlines. Each outline has ideas for creative art and craft activities, meal plans and recipes for eating together and family-friendly worship.

Messy Church 3

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.

Messy Christmas

by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter 3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Buy now Buy PDF Download