Messy Church has taken off in so many churches and is successfully attracting many new-to-church adults and children at this reimagined style of church service. However the big question is, can they come to and grow into faith in Messy Church or is it just about ‘the mess’ rather than about starting a journey of Christian discipleship?
Martyn Payne from the national BRF Messy Church team will facilitate an evening exploring how Messy Church can truly be church and become a disciple-making community. He will reference on-going research into messy discipleship by the Church Army, draw on the gathered wisdom of the wider Messy Church family about the variety of ways discipleship is being pursued, and share insights from his own experiences of visiting almost 200 Messy Churches around the country. This will be an opportunity for Messy Church leaders and teams to take stock of what is God is doing in their Messy Churches and to consider appropriate and intentional ways forward to help those who come to become Christian and be nurtured in the faith.