A tale of two Messy Churches
A God-given approach for all kinds of churches
Whether in a leafy suburb or a more challenging downtown area, Messy Church offers a unique pathway for the journey of faith. We talked to Revd Mike Lowe who has led Messy Churches in both environments, and why he believes Messy Church is ‘a God-given expression of church for the 21st century’.
'Absolutely not just for children!'
The Messy Church approach is based on Christ-centred and intergenerational creativity, celebration and hospitality. Holding the new Messy Church on a Sunday morning helped older people understand that it was for them too, and the ‘eating together’ element was incorporated as either a shared meal or coffee and cake.