Messy Church is an all-age expression of church that encourages families to come together, to make, to eat and to celebrate God. It is a fast growing ministry that continues to engage and build relationships with thousands of people outside the usual church context.
Messy Church is resourced, supported and enabled by the Bible Reading Fellowship as one of its core ministries and it publishes a range of books on Messy Church with everything you need from crafts to food and storytelling ideas.
The values of Messy Church are based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.
Get Messy! is a four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders.
Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page.
Fresh Ideas for Building a Christ-Centred Community
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.
Playfully Serious: How Messy Churches Create New Space for Faith proves that Messy Church is more than “just a bit of fun”. Rather, Messy Church is reaching people who were not previously attending church, growing disciples and modelling new patterns of leadership, and is doing so across a wide range of economic and social contexts.