Messy Church is a way of being church based around welcome, crafts and art, celebration & eating together.
We have a range of resources available to support Messy Churches:
- Books & resources - there are a number of books written specifically for Messy Churches.
- Get Messy! is a new four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders which contains session outlines, planning sheets, take-home handouts and much more.
- The Messy Church DVD is a training resource designed to introduce the concept of Messy Church and help existing Messy Churches think through important issues. (You can also buy the tracks separately).
- PDF Downloads of selected Messy Church books and individual sessions.
- Extra resources linked to Messy Church resources can be found on the Messy Church website.
- The Messy Church Newsletter is a great way to keep up to date.
Take a look ahead - View all upcoming Messy Church resources
Get Messy! is a new 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. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.More info Add to basket
Messy Church has been widely and enthusiastically adopted as a proven and effective way of introducing families to an experience of Christian community and the good news of Jesus. Sceptics ask, 'Are people are becoming Christians through Messy Church?' The evidence is clear that they are. But the next challenging question is, 'Can Messy Church also nurture their faith and make these converts into disciples?'More info Add to basket
A new resource for Messy Churches, providing a further 15 sessions focused around key 'Christian basics' themes such as prayer and reading the Bible. There is also an introduction exploring and addressing situations that have arisen in different Messy Churches. Each two-hour session includes Bible reference and background, easy-to-prepare recipes for the meal, ten simple theme-related craft activities, 'take-away' ideas and a family-friendly service outline.More info Add to basket
Three complete Messy Church sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church. Sections include creative Christmas prayers, global action suggestions, games and competitions, Christmas food crafts and many other ideas to take you on into the New Year.More info Add to basket
Find out about a new project uniting communities around the Nativity story at Christmas time! This book describes how Messy Nativity started in Liverpool in 2010, and gives a step-by-step guide to how other churches can embark on their own local Messy Nativity Advent project.More info Add to basket
The bigger picture... What Messy Church is and isn't... Why the values?... Commitment needed... Checklist of starting strategies... Why the network?... Questions to ask... What to expect... Organising your team... Sustaining your Messy Church... Review questionsMore info Add to basket
Sports Fun for Messy Churches is a great way to enhance your Messy Church experience by providing fun-filled games and sports activities for families to enjoy together. This little book provides a wealth of simple, interactive games and family-friendly sports ideas for Messy Church leaders to use in their sessions.More info Add to basket
Messy Church is a way of being church for families based around hospitality,creativity and celebration. It began in 2004 in the UK and has since caught the imagination of churches of all denominations around the world as they try to rethink how to be church for people who have little or no church connection.More info Add to basket
This book of 14 readings are taken from New Daylight, and aim to get Messy Church participants into the habit of regular Bible reading using notes.More info Add to basket
This book is a craft book with a difference! As well as bulging with craft ideas to inspire your creativity at Messy Church, it is also a journal to scribble in, doodle on and generally make your own.More info Add to basket
This book is a handbook for everyone involved in Messy Church catering teams! As well as being a useful treasure store of practical and easy-to-prepare recipes for all your Messy Church events, it also provides tips on quantities, basic cooking skills, essential equipment and ideas for relating food to a Bible story, theme or festival.More info Add to basket
Bursting with ideas to draw people of all ages together and help them experience Christian community outside of Sunday worship.More info Add to basket
A further 15 units of fun, food, crafts and mess, with a year's worth of material that your Messy Church will love.More info Add to basket
Find out more about the Messy Church DVD.