Surprise discipleship

Martyn Payne writes: Gleanings from a quiet morning on Luke 7:1-10 with the Storykeepers team, April 2021 'When Jesus heard this, he was so surprised...' The Messy Church Storykeepers team comes together online from time to time for a quiet morning of reflection around a Bible passage. Because discipleship is a Messy Church focus at the moment, this was chosen as the theme for our next sessions.

Kathy Bland - Rural Messy Juggling

Kathy Bland, Regional Coordinator in Herefordshire and Social Action Coordinator, led the Facebook Lives on 17 June 2020 with oranges, David her husband, and Jonathan their son. Her notes from the hugely fun sessions: We’re juggling all the time, juggling different roles, house, church and work things, fitting in making videos and organising the food bank too. Our juggler friend, Thomas Trilby, reminded us yesterday of his friend Jim who said nothing useful gets done without juggling. Nothing useful gets done without keeping more than one ball in the air. And it’s hard.

Sharing good news - fun family prayer time (making more disciples)

Say you’re going to be a little part of (name your church) church at home today. Light a candle and pray: With the light of this candle, we remember the light of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God, you are here with us now and also with our friends and family in their homes today. Especially we remember that you are also with… (invite everyone to remember people from church, school, extended family, neighbourhood) Thank you, Jesus, Light for the world. Amen

Journey of discipleship at St Paul's Carlton in the Willows Messy Church

It was so encouraging to hear from Di Skidmore, St Paul's Carlton in the Willows Messy Church in Nottingham. We were so humbled to read her update.

God's Word for Messy People: 31 Bible readings and reflections

by Lucy Moore Bible reading resources for Messy Church teams Buy now Sample pages

Making Disciples in Messy Church: Growing faith in an all-age community

by Paul Moore Can Messy Church nurture people's faith and make converts into disciples? Buy now Sample pages

Discipleship Pilot: the 'just do it better' bit

Discipleship Pilot: ‘Doing what we do even better’ As the third of three blogs on our Discipleship Pilot, this blog explores what we mean by just ‘doing what we do better’.

Discipleship Pilot: the ‘Messy Extras’ bit

The second blog post of three expanding a little on the Messy Church Discipleship Pilot. Yes, we’re hoping to tempt you into giving the Pilot a try in your Messy Church and sending us the results. That way we can gradually help the wider network know which are the most helpful ways to do discipleship in our marvellously Messy context.

Messy Discipleship Pilot

Here’s a helpful tool to get your team discussing what you might do to help your Messy Church grow disciples. You’ll find lots of background details in the May-August 2018 issue of Get Messy! It’s very simple to use:

Messy Science

Tom Donoghue leads the Messy Church team at Loughton Methodist Church in north-east London. He kindly came to help at one our Messy Church Does Science road shows this year and was so inspired that he ran a holiday club in the summer based on the book! Here in his own words is what they got up to: Our Messy Science Convention was an action-packed week! The children (delegates) met special guest ‘expert scientists’ and biblical characters, who of whom were all here to help us test our hypothesis ‘Does God keep his promises?’