Enabling all ages to grow in faith


Messy Church Goes Wild Roadshow

Messy Church Goes Wild is an exciting approach that encourages Messy Church families to discover God as they enjoy and care for his creation. This event is for Messy Church leaders of all ages to come along and get hands-on with the new Messy Adventures session resources.

When: 17 September, 2022
Time: 11.00 am–4.00 pm
Where: Viney Hill Christian Activity Centre, Lydney, GL15 4NA

Messy Church Masterclasses

Whether you’re just exploring Messy Church or you’re an existing leader looking to try something new, these masterclasses with our Messy Church ministry team offer free training and a chance to ask questions. Topics include Starting your Messy Church, Reimagining your Messy Church for a changing context, Messy Church discipleship and Communion in Messy Church.

New Messy Masterclasses will be scheduled for the autumn.

Week-long retreat: The Art of Peace, with David Cole

Escape to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to for a week’s retreat led by BRF author David Cole, based on his book The Art of Peace: life lessons from Christian mystics. (Please enquire via the details below; this is not a BRF-organised event.)

When: 19-23 September 2022
Where: The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland
Enquiries: bookings@waymarkministries.com

Certificate in Parenting for Faith

If you’re in children’s families and/or youth work, and you want to take your skills and ministry to the next level, this in depth course is for you.  Start the online ‘completion’ option at a time that suits you, or go a step further and submit an assignment for the full qualification when you join the October 2022 ‘Certificate’ cohort.

When: Certificate option: October 22 / Self-paced ‘completion’ option: choose when you want to start.
Where: Online
Cost: £175 / £150

The Forge – North

Parenting for Faith retreat for children’s, youth and families workers

Take a break, recharge your spiritual batteries, share the issues you’ve been facing, hear the latest developments–and have fun with others just as passionate as you about ministry to children, youth and families.

When: 7–9 November 2022
Where: Stirling Youth Hostel, Stirling, Scotland
Cost (including meals, accommodation and activities): £160.00


Introduction to Ministry Among Older People

This weekend course run by BRF’s Anna Chaplaincy and Cliff College is for anyone supporting older people or interested in the changing nature of spirituality in later life.

When: future dates to be announced
Where: In person at Cliff College, in the Derbyshire Peak District
Cost (including accommodation and meals): to be announced