Starting Your Messy Church Paperback
A Beginner's Guide
by Jane Leadbetter; Lucy Moore;
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Starting Your Messy Church
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When you need to introduce your children's workers, family co-coordinators and church leaders to the concept of all-involving, activity based, new-to-church worship, this is the quick-to-read resource that explains it all. 'Starting Your Messy Church' is structured into bite-sized sections covering the essentials of starting your own Messy Church ministry.
The book includes (among many other things): all the checklists, milestones and questions to ask of a Messy Church that you might visit. Also, an honest and down to earth look at the "Things we wish we'd known" from experienced Messy Church practitioners.
Starting Your Messy Church by Jane Leadbetter; Lucy Moore was published by MESSY CHURCH in January 2012 and is our 2023rd best seller. The ISBN for Starting Your Messy Church is 9780857460509.
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Starting Your Messy ChurchGuest reviewer, via The Good Book Stall
This is a slim volume of 55 pages (sales help fund the Messy Church ministry) introducing this popular Fresh Expression of church to those considering starting a ,Messy Church in their community. It sets out to be ‘short, punchy and easily passed round a team’ and it fulfils this aim well. Providing help to think through whether or not this is for your church, it counsels not rushing into starting a Messy Church. ‘What matters is that your want to help families meet Jesus’ this is not just for children, but a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. The big picture to hold in mind is that it is all about making disciples.
Support from the whole church is needed, along with commitment from the leadership and prayer, and there is also good advice in seeking out the 'unlikely' people to be involved. It stresses that this is a team ministry and all will need to be prepared for hard work. Messy Church once a month is the normal pattern giving time for preparation and reflection between the sessions. The availability of help, encouragement and resources from the wider Messy Church network through people, books and online support is also covered.
Review by Margaret Brasier, Beeston, Nottingham
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|Author / Artist||Jane Leadbetter; Lucy Moore|
|Publisher||MESSY CHURCH (January 2012)|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Page last updated||21st October 2015|