COI Gazette – 3rd August 2019

When Church gets ‘Messy’

The simplicity and flexibility of the Messy model seems to be effective in connecting with families across a variety of contexts.

In the discussions about fresh expressions of Church (fxC – or ways in which Christians are forming new communities in new contexts to reach new people), the name ‘Messy Church’ has surged to prominence.

Originating in St Wilfrid’s near Portsmouth in 2004, the family-friendly phenomenon has been well-supported by the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF), a charity that ecumenically furthers outreach, developing resources and proliferating amply.

According to BRF’s directory…

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