Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community

South Africa

Welcome to Jean Pienaar in Johannesburg and Rev Calvin Frans in George! How exciting to think that just as Fresh Expressions takes off in South Africa, after recent large conferences, we already have great support for the Messy Churches popping up there. Calvin coordinates a large Messy Church in the Western Cape and Jean began the first South African Messy Church by coming across this website! Please pray for Jean and Calvin as Messy Church evolves.

Jean Pienaar from South Africa sent an update of her story. Exciting, isn't it, how God's ahead of us every inch of the way?

'I actually first became aware of Messy Church through your website. I was consulting with Uncle Google for some ideas for a Sunday-school-run family service. And on familiarising myself with the Messy Church concept, I quickly realised that this is definitely a concept that we can use in our parish, and something some of the leadership have been talking around for a few months.