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Resources to help and encourage adults and children to learn together and grow in faith.

Messy Church Does Science

Messy Church Does Science

David Gregory Currently out of stock £9.99

Helping Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith. In popular culture there is a perceived conflict between science and faith, yet in many ways scientific understanding can enhance faith. This resource offers Messy Churches the tools to use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith; demonstrate that science and faith are complementary; and enable children and adults alike to appreciate the wonder of creation. 100 sizzling ideas from a range of contributors provide inspiration for the Bible-based activities element of Messy Church.

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Helping Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith. In popular culture there is a perceived conflict between science and faith, yet in many ways scientific understanding can enhance faith. This resource offers Messy Churches the tools to use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith; demonstrate that science and faith are complementary; and enable children and adults alike to appreciate the wonder of creation. 100 sizzling ideas from a range of contributors provide inspiration for the Bible-based activities element of Messy Church.

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Messy Parables

Messy Parables

25 retellings for all ages Martyn Payne £8.99

Creative ways to share the stories Jesus told. Jesus' parables intrigued, inspired, engaged and challenged the crowds, combining everyday imagery with surprising twists that prompted all ages to wonder and discover the treasures of the kingdom of heaven for themselves. Through 25 tried-and-tested retellings, together with sections on the importance of story, the power of parable, the challenge of all-age storytelling and becoming a Messy storyteller, this resource communicates the immediacy and relevance of Jesus' message for Messy congregations today.

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Messy Parables (PDF Download)

Messy Parables (PDF Download)

25 retellings for all ages Martyn Payne £8.99

Creative ways to share the stories Jesus told. Jesus' parables intrigued, inspired, engaged and challenged the crowds, combining everyday imagery with surprising twists that prompted all ages to wonder and discover the treasures of the kingdom of heaven for themselves. Through 25 tried-and-tested retellings, together with sections on the importance of story, the power of parable, the challenge of all-age storytelling and becoming a Messy storyteller, this resource communicates the immediacy and relevance of Jesus' message for Messy congregations today.

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Tell It Together

Tell It Together

50 tell-together Bible stories to share Renita Boyle £8.99

Storytelling is a vital skill for everyone in ministry of any kind. Everything we are and everything we do revolves around the big story of God's love for us and how we respond to it. Tell It Together combines stories that have been written to read well aloud with tools for groups to share them effectively. The stories can be used on their own, to enhance a theme or Bible passage, or alongside other activities as the basis for clubs or creative worship gatherings and festivals.

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Easter Family Time

Easter Family Time

Lucy Moore £1.99

An affirming Easter gift for Messy Churches to give to their Messy families to use at home over Easter. This minibook aims to transfer the core values of Messy Church to the home and family context, encouraging families to talk together, be creative, be hospitable, be Christ-centred and celebratory, and including activities for all ages.

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All-Age Worship

All-Age Worship

Fully revised and updated Lucy Moore £8.99

This book is for those who sense that worshipping God together is probably a good thing, but are nervous of trying to lead their church towards that vision. It acknowledges that we don't live in a perfect world - or church - and that no one has all the answers. It also argues that you are the expert for the ways in which your church can best worship God, and helps you start to find those ways and adapt them for your local setting

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Christmas Family Time

Christmas Family Time

Lucy Moore £1.99

An affirming Christmas gift for Messy Churches to give to their Messy families to use at home over the Christmas holiday period. This minibook aims to transfer the core values of Messy Church to the home and family context, encouraging families to talk together, be creative, be hospitable, be Christ-centred and celebratory, and including activities for all ages.

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The Big Book of Bible Crafts

The Big Book of Bible Crafts

Laurie Copley £11.99

If only you knew that every craft you planned for your children's ministry would be a winner... Now you can be certain of success with over 100 tried-and-tested crafts, submitted by children's workers like you, and used with real kids in real churches. Structured into three sections of crafts for younger and older primary ages and for all ages together, The Big Book of Bible Crafts is a lifesaver for Sunday school, midweek groups and holiday clubs.

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Messy Togetherness

Messy Togetherness

Being intergenerational in Messy Church Martyn Payne £8.99

'Intergenerational' is not something that churches do, but it's something that they become. In Messy Togetherness Martyn Payne looks at Messy Church as an intergenerational expression of church and the benefits of this to the church community.

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Outdoor Church

Outdoor Church

20 sessions to take church outside the building for children and families Sally Welch £9.99

Helping churches to reconnect and value their environment. Outdoor Church is a creative worship and activity resource for churches to use outside the church building, Outdoor Church functions in any green space and is suitable for churches in urban, suburban and rural contexts.

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50 Praise, Pray and Play Sessions

50 Praise, Pray and Play Sessions

Easy-to-run all-age outlines for use throughout the week Rona Orme £9.99

This book provides 40 one-hour session outlines to be used in a midweek setting with families who would not normally attend Sunday church. The outlines explore a biblical theme or story through a variety of inclusive elements, including gathering activities, interactive ice-breakers, craft activities, different approaches to storytelling, simple forms of visual prayer, reflective discussions and a challenge to take into the week ahead.

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Celebrating Festivals

Celebrating Festivals

Readings, reflections, crafts and prayer activities for 20 major church festivals Sally Welch £8.99

Ideal for use in all-age worship, Sunday school, activity mornings or Messy Church events, this resource provides material for 20 major festivals throughout the church year. Each section has a unifying theme and includes suggested Bible passages, a reflection for adults, a children's story and questions, a prayer activity, 'messy' craft activities and edible craft activities. An additional dimension links each festival to a part of the church building, helping children to understand the idea of sacred space and explore the relationship between the physical and the spiritual.

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Creative Worship

Creative Worship

20 Bible-based service outlines for all-age church John Guest £7.99

Want to make services engaging for children and adults alike? Want to make presenting the Bible fun? Want to use the skills of the people in your church to create an exciting service? Want to challenge people to think about familiar Bible stories in fresh ways? Think your listeners would enjoy something a little different sometimes? Then this book is for you! This book contains twenty services, each suitable for all ages and any size of church.

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Let's Get Together!

Let's Get Together!

Flexible fun-filled activity ideas for the whole church family Sue Langwade £8.99

Let's Get Together! is an exciting mix of creative ideas designed to encourage the whole church family to relax and have fun together in a variety of situations. The resource includes themed starter activities, Bible-based storytelling, action-packed drama, punchy puppetry, instant crafts, team games, reflective prayers and take-home Bible bloodhound challenges. Ideal for One-off specials, Midweek events, Holiday programmes, Away days, Sunday worship and Churches Together initiatives.

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Bethlehem Carols Unpacked

Bethlehem Carols Unpacked

Creative ideas for Christmas carol services Lucy Moore and Martyn Payne with BibleLands Currently out of stock £8.99

Innovative ideas based on eleven popular carols to help those planning the annual carol service.

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Creative Ideas for Advent & Christmas

Creative Ideas for Advent & Christmas

80 seasonal activities for use with children Jane Tibbs £7.99

Creative Ideas for Advent and Christmas contains a wealth of inspirational easy-to-do ideas for the busy weeks in the lead-up to Christmas. All the ideas use readily available materials and have instant appeal. Many can be slotted in to any situation, used to illustrate the story of Christmas, or just done for pure enjoyment as part of the exciting 'getting ready' time. Some use seasonal objects that are easy to find in the shops, such as paper chains, or things that many people will have in their Christmas box, such as last year's Christmas cards. Ideal for 4-11s.

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Messy Church

Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community Lucy Moore £8.99

Bursting with ideas to draw people of all ages together and help them experience Christian community outside of Sunday worship.

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Messy Church 2

Messy Church 2

Ideas for discipling a Christ-centred community Lucy Moore £8.99

A further 15 units of fun, food, crafts and mess, with a year's worth of material that your Messy Church will love.

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The Gospels Unplugged

The Gospels Unplugged

52 poems and stories for creative writing, RE, drama and collective worship Lucy Moore £12.99

A resource for busy teachers and church leaders to help them bring the Gospels to life and get to the heart of the biblical text.

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Postcards from Heaven