I’ve got stuck into a lot of different craft activities on my many visits to Messy Churches – sometimes literally so! And I’ve seen so many creative ideas to help those who come along and explore the Bible story in a hands-on way. The best Messy Churches have a balanced variety that tap into the different learning styles each of us have. Here’s a creative checklist that might help you to review your range of crafts and activities each month:
Aim to include as many from this list as your space allows:
It has been great to visit Messy Churches up and down the country and get a feel for what God is doing through Messy Church. Great things are happening and I am sure there are greater things to come! Some of these great things include what is going with the teenagers who are involved with Messy Churches. I have heard testimonies from young people who say that Messy Church is giving them the chance to share their faith with others. Messy Church is giving young people the chance to evangelise and draw people into a deeper faith in God. How fantastic is that?
Family time at this year's Hand in Hand Children's and Family Ministry Conference in Eastbourne 6-8 February: alongside the many fabulous seminars, keynote speakers, prayer opportunities and networking with other church leaders, workers, volunteers and teams, this year there is an invite for families to go along on Saturday to engage with lots of activities in the