Authorised Mess

Published 20th February 2013 by Messy Church

We asked 66 Messy Churches from anywhere in the world to choose a book of the Bible and to write a Messy Church outline on a story, verse or theme from that book.

The end of the project saw 37 completed. These Messy Church sessions are available to use for free.

View the books of the Bible below and download.

Please note that these were made in 2011, and we specified a boys activity and a girls activity – not for one gender to do the one and the other to do the other, but to get the writers to think more broadly about what might appeal to more people. We would not encourage this kind of gender stereotyping in your Messy Church session – just offer all the activities to everyone, in the same way that adults might enjoy activities ‘for younger participants’.

Books available

Old Testament books
Genesis Judyth Roberts Download
Exodus Eleanor Williams Download
Leviticus Lucy Moore Download
Numbers Anne Offler Download
Ruth Sharon Lakin, Denise Langham Download
1 Chronicles Beth Barnett Download
2 Chronicles Beth Barnett Download
Nehemiah Jane Leadbetter and others Download
Esther Charis Lambert and others Download
Job Becky Sedgwick and others Download
Psalms Janet Tredrea Download
Proverbs Janet Tredrea Download
Ecclesiastes Peter Hayes and others Download
Jeremiah Austin Janes and others Download
Lamentations Anne Le Bas Download
Ezekiel Diane Nicholson and others Download
Daniel Sue Mitchell Download
Hosea Edmonde Openshaw Download
Amos Lesley White Download
Obadiah Christine Belsham Download
Jonah Sharon Lakin and Denise Langham Download
Nahum Denise Yeadon Download
Micah Alison Thurlow, Miriam Thurlow Download
Habakkuk Bridget Woodall and others Download
Zephaniah Sarah Evans and others Download
Haggai Rachel Wood Download
New Testament books
1 Corinthians Eleanor Williams, Nicola Grieves Download
2 Corinthians Dawn Watson and Ingrid Rebeugeot Download
Philippians Susie Fox and Alison Hulse Download
Colossians Liz Townsend and others Download
1 Timothy Hannah Middleton Download
Philemon Pam and David Stranks Download
Hebrews Jo Birkby Download
1 John Helen Ellis Download
2 John Anne Offler Download
Jude Cerys Hughes and Mark Hatcher Download
Revelation Laura Meleleu Download