Enabling all ages to grow in faith

Major report confirms Messy Church grows disciples!

A Voyage of Discovery: Deepening discipleship in Messy Churches and beyond. The Church of England Evangelism and Discipleship Team, facilitated by BRF and Church Army's Research Unit. April 2021

A Voyage of Discovery

Deepening discipleship in Messy Churches and beyond

New research confirms the effectiveness of the Messy Church approach in deepening the faith, confidence and commitment of both its leaders and members. As the report’s title suggests, its findings have relevance for the wider church.

The research was commissioned by the Church of England’s Archbishops’ Council, and carried out by the Church Army Research Unit (CARU) in collaboration with BRF’s Messy Church team and the dioceses of Hereford, Durham and Bristol.

21 Messy Churches tested six approaches to explore the question: ‘How can Messy Church best make disciples?’

About the research and the piloted resources

Watch the video to find out more about the research and its findings.

For an extensive selection of downloadable resources piloted by participating dioceses go to the Messy Church website.