Messy Church seeks to create a relaxed, ‘messy’ time to explore a biblical theme through creative activities – and one of their recent initiatives is around science.
Following the path first mapped by Scientists in Congregations in the US, over 50 UK churches and ministries were awarded grants to do creative ministry engaging science at the congregational level. Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS) lists the recipients with brief project descriptions for each one. Many have their own website where you can dive deeper into the specific programs they have developed.
This website is perhaps the largest collection of creation care materials designed for the church. It includes articles, videos, music, prayers, and more designed to help with worship, sermons, Bible studies, and children’s ministry.
All too often, the scientific study of religion is used to explain away belief and to support criticism of religion in general. Justin Barrett, an experimental psychologist and former co-area director for Young Life, takes the opposite approach.
The Faraday Kids website features a user-friendly interface and age-sortable resources about all sorts of topics from “Space and the Big Bang” to “How Science Works” and “Robots and AI.”