Messy Church. A family ministry resource.

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Is your community teeming with young families and your church has a desire to connect with them?

Does your church want to share the love of God in Jesus in a way that is as accessible as possible to these families?

Are you ready to connect your community with Jesus and His Story?

Messy Church

Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centered community.

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration, and hospitality. It meets at a time (and in a place) that suits people who don’t already belong to a church and usually includes a welcome, craft time, Celebration (worship) and a meal.

Messy Churches usually meet monthly, but some meet more often and some less.

Not a children's church 

It’s not a children’s church, nor is it to be seen as a way of growing your existing Sunday morning congregation (though this might happen).  Instead see it as a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age.


Messy Church recognizes that the children are an integral part of the congregation and are both models of discipleship and disciples themselves, as are the adults.


Messy Church began in an Anglican Church in the UK. Many of the resources are designed by Anglican leaders in the UK.


Messy Church Canada has a network to help your church get started. 


Scripture Union Canada carries the  wide variety of Messy Church resources to help your church run this creative ministry.


Here are some family ministry resources from Messy Church to check out.


This bundle includes Messy Church (the first book that includes all the information you need to run a messy church) and Messy Church - Getting Started.


Equip your Messy Team to pray and encourage others to do so, both within and outside the Messy Church context. An excellent prayer resource for your church.


Living life with Jesus. A Bible guide for the family. There are 5 weeks of activities (3 each week) that will help families read, reflect and respond to the Bible. 

Messy lyfe is a beginnings guide for those who want to learn how to live closer to Jesus everyday.  



Check out our Messy Church collection for the complete selection of resources to help your church connect with families in your community. 

"I am convinced that Messy Church is one of the new things God is up to in our world - a new way of reaching out to families who would never hear the Good News of Jesus through conventional church."

Dr. John Bowen, former Professor of Evangelism, Wycliffe College, Toronto.



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