For leaders

Leaders make Messy Church happen. Good leaders delegate obsessively as they see each job as an opportunity for someone else to develop as a leader. They build in an exit plan so that their Messy Church will continue if they are called to ministry in the Bahamas.

Books containing background thinking, session material and resources to grow your team and your Messy Church

Holy Habits in Messy Church

by Lucy Moore and Andrew Roberts Messy Church sessions exploring the holy habits from Acts 2:42–47 Buy now Sample pages

God's Word for Messy People: 31 Bible readings and reflections

by Lucy Moore Bible reading resources for Messy Church teams Buy now Sample pages

Seriously Messy: Making space for families to talk together about death and life

by Joanna Collicutt, Lucy Moore, Martyn Payne and Victoria Slater Supports church communities in talking about death and loss Buy now Sample pages

Messy Church Does Science: 100 sizzling science-based ideas for Messy Churches

edited by David Gregory Helping Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith Buy now Sample pages

Making Disciples in Messy Church: Growing faith in an all-age community

by Paul Moore Can Messy Church nurture people's faith and make converts into disciples? Buy now Sample pages

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

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

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