WHAT // 
What started with skateboarders in a Southern California coffee shop several weeks before Covid-19, Mess Halls has transitioned into digital platforms across the U.S. and other countries for community and spiritual strength. We believe that as life unfolds, it is littered with challenges along the way. The good news is that we are invited to journey together. Ancient paths, honest conversations, and relationship building — Mess Halls are tables where we dine and find rest from the mess.

WHY //
Our first meeting was on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2020, which was sparked from being approached at the skatepark by someone weighed down with difficult life questions and sincerely wanting to know more about Jesus. How do we deal with life with God and with one another? How can his principles be applied to our everyday lives? Our invitation is simple: Let’s start by sitting down to study God’s ways, and then have some honest dialogue about how these spiritual realities impact our lives.

Our sole intention and purpose with Mess Halls coincide with the words of the Apostle Peter, who states, “Here’s my concern: that you care for God’s flock with all the diligence of a shepherd. Not because you have to, but because you want to please God. Not calculating what you can get out of it, but acting spontaneously. Not bossily telling others what to do, but tenderly showing them the way” (1 Peter 5:1-3 MSG).

The leaders and participants of Mess Halls reside in various cities across the United States, and in various countries throughout the world. The Church is people—the body of Christ. It’s not a building or organization; it’s a living organism. The Church gathers in a variety of ways to spur each other on to love and good deeds. Mess Halls is one of many such gatherings. Regardless of where you are in your faith journey, there is a place for you at the table. Come, #messwithus  — online, or in person!