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Starting Messy Church

Thinking of starting a Messy Church?  There are a whole range of resources that could be of help to your church, all to be found at the Messy Church website

The Mission and Society Committee of the Congregational Federation are offering two books free of charge to Congregational Federation churches who are currently exploring Messy Church options:

A Beginner's Guide for Churches
Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter
'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 questions
This resource is for churches who want to see what's involved in starting up a Messy Church, or who are ready to go ahead with one. It includes checklists, milestones, questions to ask a Messy Church you're visiting, review strategies and a resources section.'

Fresh Ideas for Building a Christ-Centred Community
Lucy Moore
'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.'

If your church would like a copy of each book, please contact us with information about your thoughts and ideas. You may also like to talk to us about a Starter Grant for a new project.