Messy Church Does Science
'Explosions, speed, motion, beauty, wonder, colour, transformation, amazement… what’s not to like about science?'
BRF’s Messy Church has been embraced wholeheartedly by many local churches and through it we have the opportunity, as well as the creative imagination and energy, to bring science into the way we ‘do church’. We can help the subject become an accepted and expected part of worship and learning, and a means by which we can meet God and learn to love the natural world.
This year we received a grant from Scientists in Congregations, along with seven other science and faith projects, for a project entitled 'Messy Church Does Science'.
Messy Churches provide creative sessions for children and families to learn about the Christian faith. The grant will be used to develop materials to help Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith, and demonstrate that faith and science are complementary. The project aims to provide Messy Churches with 100 safe and simple scientific activities to try in church and to demonstrate that anyone can get involved in science.
The Messy Church team will be working with various members of the wider Messy Church network, who have seen the opportunities for bringing faith and science together in a celebratory and Messy way. Dave Gregory aka. Dr Dave, a Baptist minister and meteorologist, is know for the Messy Science lab at his Messy Church and will be sharing his wisdom.
© D Gregory