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

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

Extreme Crafts for Messy Churches - 80 activity ideas for the adventurous

by Barry Brand and Peter Maidment 80 extreme craft ideas for the adventurous of Messy Church. Buy now

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 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 Sample pages

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

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.