Training sessions we offer

The Messy Church team at BRF offer a variety of sessions to help train your Messy Church

Over the coming months, you can sign up for an online Masterclass on Zoom. When circumstances permit, details of our face-to-face training will be available again.


Training from non-BRF-recognised practitioners may mean your team receives inadequate or misleading information. Please make sure your training comes from one of the BRF-recognised practitioners.

Starting your Messy Church

For those thinking about starting a Messy Church

An interactive presentation covering the basics of what Messy Church is and isn’t; its shape, values, national and international reach; the resources available to help you; advice on your own unique situation; FAQs. There is also usually a sample hands on session to participate in if time permits.

Messy Church Values

For those thinking about starting a Messy Church and those who need to renew their vision and energy

An overview of what Messy Church is, followed by an in-depth exploration of the five Messy Church values and how developing these will deepen what your team offers month by month. Hands-on activities to enable discussion as well as participation by delegates all through.

Messy Church Discipleship

For those thinking about ‘the next step’

An interactive presentation exploring what discipleship looks like in a Messy Church context and what overarching principles to take into consideration. There will also be an opportunity to share suggestions that are already working in Messy Churches and to discuss practical ideas for use in your own setting from the Discipleship Pilot.

Other training sessions

Our other training sessions include the following:

  • Storytelling for all ages
  • Celebration ideas
  • All-age ideas
  • Messy prayer
  • Messy hospitality
  • Teenagers in Messy Church
  • Men and boys in Messy Church
  • Messy Communion
  • Messy Baptism
  • Messy pastoral care
  • Sustaining your Messy Church
  • Money matters in Messy Church
  • Meaningful conversations in Messy Church
  • Running a larger Messy Church (100+)
  • Managing behaviour in Messy Church

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