Messy Church USA – Let’s Get Started Training


This training will give your team 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 the with the good news of the gospel.


Rev. Roberta J. Egli led a team to start a Messy Church in Eugene in the fall of 2013. At the training you will hear the stories of what has gone great and what has failed tremendously! Roberta now works as a Messy Church igniter, coach and consultant in an extension ministry. She is an ordained elder in the Oregon-Idaho conference of The United Methodist Church. She is a member of the Messy Church USA board of directors. In addition she enjoys continuing to get messy once a month as a volunteer at Trinity UMC Messy Church in Eugene, Oregon.


Sample Schedule

Morning Session I- What, Why or Why Not, Who

Morning Session II – Foundation, Themes, Welcome, Crafts/Activities


Morning Session III – Celebration, Meal


Afternoon Session I-Messy Discipleship

Afternoon Session II-Mini Messy Church Lab

Afternoon Session III- Publicity, Logistics, Resources

Wrap Up