A way of being church for all-ages to join in experiencing fun and faith formative activities. Found throughout the globe. Based on the values of all-ages together, celebration, creativity, hospitality, and centering ourselves in Christ.
Sometimes Messy Church means getting our hands dirty and planting 'seeds' for the future...
Other times, Messy Church means connecting with one another in prayer!
The Core Values of a Messy Church
Messy Church is a church, not a craft club that helps people to encounter and enter into a transforming relationship with Jesus. Messy Church believes with the historic churches, in one God who is Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.
Messy Church is for adults and children to enjoy together. Every element should be relevant and accessible to all ages.
Messy Church uses hands-on activities to explore Bible stories, to reflect a God of creativity and to give people a chance to play together.
Messy Church reflects a God of joy who wants all of God’s people to have life in all its fullness.
Messy Church reflects a God of unconditional love and is a church for people outside of a traditional church, providing an oasis of welcome and a safe place in which to thrive. Messy Church is about hospitality, expressed most evidently by eating together-whether it’s a plate of sandwiches to share, a full course meal or pizza.