by Barry Brand and Peter Maidment
80 extreme craft ideas for the adventurous of Messy Church.
‘Extreme Mess… is the world ready for this? I am!’
Lucy Moore, founder of Messy Church
In this fully revised and expanded new edition, Barry Brand and Pete Maidment offer 80 activities for Messy Church sessions, carefully crafted to appeal to male as well as female participants. They challenge the assumption that Messy Church ‘isn’t really for men or boys’ and offer approaches to engage men and boys in an intentional way. Featuring sections on Big Stuff, Construction, Science, Arty Crafts and Edible Crafts, this book provides inspiration for creating a Messy Church that everyone will love to be part of.
‘As a Messy Church trainer, I regularly have to defend Messy Church for those who pigeonhole it as a fringe activity for mums and children. I believe in Messy Church as a true expression of church, and a place where discipleship takes place. I look forward to having a resource that I can point people towards who worry about the place of men and boys at Messy Church, or who are looking for ideas on how to engage with them.’