Training sessions we offer

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

How training sessions work

Timings

We offer half day (2 hour) and full day (4 hour) training sessions.

A usual full day consists of a morning of Starting your Messy Church or Messy Church Values followed by an afternoon of Messy Church Discipleship. This gives participants space over lunch to spend time with each other and share ideas. A running time of 10.00 am - 3.00 pm works well.

Sessions

The sessions below are the most popular standard sessions. Do talk to us if you have other requirements. All training sessions are tailored to your needs.

Costs

  • Half day - A two-hour session costs £180 plus travel (45p/mile) and accommodation if needed
  • Full day - Involving two two two-hour sessions (usually from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm) costs £320 plus travel (45p/mile) and accommodation if needed

Numbers

Most sessions are offered to groups of 30 or more but we are happy to make exceptions.

People

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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