IVP Readers' Choice Award
We like the idea of community, but where do we start?
The Messy Church series provides resources to help your church bring together people of all ages and stages of faith, allowing them to experience a creative and fun-filled Christian community. Messy Church, the first book in the series, offers your church a tool to create a unique, come-as-you-are experience built on
This complete resource helps you share the love of God and his people with families in your community, creating an opportunity for connection and learning in a fun and welcoming environment. With instructions for starting a program at your church, Messy Church includes fifteen sessions for use throughout the year.
Let's get messy!
"Beginning at an ordinary parish with an extraordinary idea, the ripples of Messy Church have been felt across the globe. In this highly anticipated book, Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter tell the story of this creative approach to all-ages worship and community and offer a vast array of ideas for how to use it in your congregation. One read through and you'll be itching to start making church messy!"
"I've seen firsthand the impact Messy Church is having around the world—particularly in places where church participation is in decline. Moore and Leadbetter's passion, creativity, and can-do attitude is contagious. They have created an inspiring and immensely practical approach that is neighbor welcoming, Christ conscious, and fun. It's time to get messy, play, eat, explore God's story, and build community together."