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Get Messy! May - August 2016

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Get Messy! is a four-monthly subscription resource for Messy Church leaders. Each issue contains four session outlines (one per month), including planning sheets and take-home handouts, together with information on the latest resources and events. It also seeks to encourage and refresh Messy Church leaders by providing monthly Bible studies, a column on taking time to recharge, and a problem page. Other features include a youth column, a day in the life of a Regional Coordinator and stories from Messy Churches around the world.

You can subscribe to Get Messy! on BRFonline, where you can also find out about subscribing as a group and view available back issues.

In this issue

  • Our worldwide family
  • The valley of dry bones
  • Handling our worries
  • Team Jesus

In detail

Get Messy! includes material from the whole Bible, not just the more obvious Gospel stories. So this edition takes us from the New Testament letters to the Old Testament and into the Gospels.

May is when many churches remember Pentecost, so we’ll be thinking how the Holy Spirit draws us together as the worldwide family of Christ to celebrate the Church’s birthday. The passage from Colossians is a cracking one, focused on the Holy Spirit. Another reason this month is celebratory for Messy Churches is that the first Messy Church Conference takes place in May, with friends from all around the world.

In June we look at the noisy story of the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel, picking up on the idea of that same Holy Spirit breathing life into dead situations.

In July we’ll enjoy the reassuring words of Jesus about handling our worries. As many of our families are going through real worries about food, clothes and money, what do Jesus’ words mean to us?

And in August it’s the Olympics in Rio, so we pick up on the sporty theme by discovering what it means to be on Team Jesus. Enjoy getting messy!

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