Getting Started One Day Training
Explore the vital tools to begin your own Messy Church. You will learn about the history, values, format and best practices to get your Messy Church started. In addition you will have opportunity to dialogue with your team about specific challenges and strengths that will assist you in reaching all ages in with the good news of the gospel. Works well when several churches join together for the training event. Click here for a synopsis.
Messy Church USA highly recommends that you attend a Getting Started event prior to starting your local Messy Church!
These workshops could be added on to a one-day training event as an extra evening session or you could combine 2 workshops for a longer session.
What is Messy Church?
The basics: what Messy Church is, how it began and spread, how to do it most effectively and how to make the most of the five Messy Values.
Growing your Messy Church Team
How does the Messy Church team engage in faith formation? How does the team become church for each other in addition to planning for the monthly Messy Church? How do you enlarge your Messy Church Team?
Exploring what discipleship means in a Messy Church context. What strategies are effective for growing discipleship among team members and families?
All Ages Together
Exploring the value of being all-age in Messy Church: grasping the bigger picture and practical ideas for bringing God’s family of young and old, single and families together.
Both individual and Messy Team coaching are offered through Messy Church USA. Perhaps you have had a great start but are now ‘stuck’ or you have a specific goal; coaching can assist you and your team to get clarity and direction. Rev. Roberta Egli, a certified spiritual director with years of Messy Church experience offers 2 hours of teleconference coaching as a benefit with the Prime Membership. Additional sessions are available on request.
As the Messy Church USA network grows, the goal is to have regional Messy Church Fiestas where leaders from a number of Messy Churches get together to celebrate and learn best practices from each other. The schedule for these will be published well in advance
Getting Started in Messy Church Training
When: October 6th, 2018 from 9am to 3 pm
Where: Community UMC of Huntington Beach, 6652 Heil Ave, Huntington Beach CA 92647
Cost: $25, per team ( subsidized by Cal- Pac Annual Conference New Ministries)
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2018
When: October 13th, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Where: Spring Branch Presbyterian, 1215 Campbell Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Cost: Individual – $30.00 (Partially Funded by Grant)
Group Rate – $70 for 2-5 people,
More than 5 per group is an additional $ 30 per person
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2018
When: October 20th, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Where: Aldersgate UMC, 7 Shannon Dr, in Greenville SC
Cost: Individual – $125.00
Group Rate – $150 for 2-5 people,
More than 5 per group is an additional $ 20 per person
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2018
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