What is Messy Church

Written by Ant on Feb 26, 2013

What is Messy Church?

  • A church for adults and children to enjoy together.
  • It’s primarily for people who don’t belong to another form of church already.
  • It’s all-age.
  • It’s fun.
  • Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.
  • It usually includes some creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a celebration time which might involve story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a meal together.
  • Its values are those of hospitality, creativity and celebration.
  • It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family and a global and local church family.
  • It usually meets once a month.
  • The first one started in Hampshire in 2004 and the idea has spread so that there are now many Messy Churches.
  • The organisation at the heart of Messy Church is BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship), a charity which resources and connects Messy Churches through prayer, staff team, books and a website.

For more information visit http://www.messychurch.org.uk/


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