There are nearly 3,800 Messy Churches in the world, and around two thirds are in the UK. Some are run by paid staff in well-resourced churches. Many are set up by lone visionaries passionate to see renewal in dwindling congregations.
All need help from time to time – whether it’s setting up a new Messy Church, supporting families with special needs, a sounding board or prayer for a tricky issue or training for leaders.
BRF’s Messy Church team coordinates and supports nine groups of experienced volunteer practitioners so all Messy Churches – from the tiniest to the biggest, have someone to turn to for help and inspiration.
61% of Messy Church families wouldn’t otherwise go to church.
81% of Messy Church leaders see evidence of lives changed.
Independent research by Church Army Research Unit