What is Messy Church Goes Wild?
Messy Church Goes Wild is the movement within Messy Church which aims to encourage Messy Churches to meet God outdoors, love the natural world, experience a sense of awe and wonder there and to be more eco-aware in all we do, both inside and out, as gathered and dispersed church, for the good of the planet.
The book at the heart of the movement is now available!
Messy Adventures is a project which has been funded by a generous grant from Scientists in Congregations. It is a resource consisting of twelve units of materials to give the most unconfident leader the tools and confidence to take their Messy Church outdoors. Each unit includes fun activities with a strong scientific focus, questions to discuss, ‘Big Thinking’ provided by scientific experts and suggestions for creative ways of responding in Christian worship with awe, wonder and celebration.
This is a collaborative project between Messy Church at BRF, writers, scientists, the diocese of Gloucester and pilot churches across the length and breadth of the UK and is coordinated by the BRF Messy Church team with Dr Dave Gregory.
Messy Church Outdoors
During the pandemic many of us took our Messy Churches outdoors and continue to do so. We created some simple, free suggestions to sit alongside the Get Messy! sessions at the time, to get outdoors for a shorter, more active session that made the most of being outside but stuck to the same theme. You’ll find a much richer vein of ideas in the current magazine, but we hope these additional outdoor ideas will help. Enjoy!Messy Church Outdoors