It's very exciting to see the Messy Church Regional Coordinator network growing, but to see it growing in Australia is awesome when you think of the vast distances between the regions. In Victoria Chris Barnett is plotting and dividing and finding wonderful, passionate people to support this growing Messy ministry.
The following reflection and discusion starter comes as a result of some conversations at our recent Regional Co-ordinators' Round Tables and also from a seminar on Messy Church in Sweden. Each of the following definitions of church contains some truth and reflects the range of churchmanships and traditions among Christians down the ages up to the present day. But where does Messy Church sit in all this?