Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community

For leaders

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
Jane Leadbetter

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.

A really helpful guide to doing Messy Church Communion in an Anglican setting. This is a collaboration between Messy Church BRF and the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England, with help from Hymns Ancient and Modern.

Creative ways to share the stories Jesus told

Jesus' parables intrigued, inspired, engaged and challenged the crowds, combining everyday imagery with surprising twists that prompted all ages to wonder and discover the treasures of the kingdom of heaven for themselves.

Through 25 tried-and-tested retellings, together with sections on the importance of story, the power of parable, the challenge of all-age storytelling and becoming a Messy storyteller, this resource communicates the immediacy and relevance of Jesus' message for Messy congregations today.

Here are some Lent and Easter resources to share with you, pulled together by Jane. Grab some new ideas or store away for another year:

Jane pulled together this useful list for Christmas that is worth keeping in a folder for future use.

From our friends in Australia - 

Here it is! Full of great ideas for Messy worship, music and prayer, as well as some food for thought and reflections on the International Messy Church Conference. 

 

Messy Togetherness

Being intergenerational in Messy Church

Martyn Payne

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