Being Messy, Being Church Paperback

Exploring the Direction of Travel for Today's Church

by Ian Paul;

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Written by key people behind the Messy Church movement, this insightful collection explores the future ahead of the Church.

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Being Messy, Being Church

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  • For Messy Church leaders and volunteers
  • This book explores the impact of Messy Church on regular Chruch
  • You'll find approaches to help grow Messy Church going ahead

If you're leading a Church, Messy or otherwise, there is one question that you will have doubtless asked and prayed upon:

Where next?

That is where Being Messy, Being Church steps in. This collection of essays that looks at the theology of Church, it's place in the communities Churches across the country are part of, and the direction Christianity is taking.

It is a vital read for anyone with a heart to seeing a Church flourish for all ages.

These essays from key figures in Messy Church use their experience and insight to explore where Church, creativity, and community all belong in relation to each other. They have learned from years of hosting Messy Churches the pitfalls and parties that all come with investing in Church growth,

Even if you just want to know a little more about growing Church in your community, Being Messy, Being Church will give you the insight and tools to go out in Mission where you are. It will leave you empowered in faith and focus, ready to change your community in a way that is thoughtful, purposeful, and full of life.

Being Messy, Being Church by Ian Paul was published by BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) in March 2017 and is our 7954th best seller. The ISBN for Being Messy, Being Church is 9780857464880.

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A series of essays by different contributors exploring what Messy Church brings to the wider church, how these different forms of church community can coexist, and what this might mean for the future of the church. Questions addressed include: What will church look like in 20 years' time? How can Messy Church help Christians unite a passion for mission with a heart for ministry? What can Messy Church and Sunday Church learn from each other?
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Introduction: a church for all generations - Ian Paul


01. Messy Church in different contexts - Karen Rooms

02. Messy teamwork: developing the faith of team members - Isabelle Hamley

03. Messy challenges: dangers and pitfalls - Greg Ross

04. Making sacred spaces in Messy Church - Jean Pienaar

05. Messy Church and the sacraments - Philip North


06. Messy Church in a postmodern world - Sabrina Mller

07. Messy Church and Sunday church in conversation - Mark Rylands

08. Messy Church and play - Judyth Roberts

09.The pastoral implications of Messy Church - Irene Smale

10. Messy Church and evangelism - Tim Sanderson

11. Messy Church and the challenge of making disciples - Stephen Kuhrt

12. Missional structures for missional outcomes - Tim Dakin


"A timely book offering theological insight and asking probing questions into the creativity, mess and gift of an extraordinary phenomenon. A challenging and inspiring read for those leading, helping or simply wanting to understand more."

- Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
Items in Pack1
PublisherBRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) (March 2017)
Number of Pages208
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4341880
Page last updated 29th May 2018
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