Godly Play (Three-Day Core Training)
This is a fantastic course that enables you to understand the Godly Play method and apply its principles to nurture the spiritual development of children. We learn through hands-on experience and reflection, rather than lectures.
Each day focuses on a different kind of Godly Play presentation (sacred stories, parables and Church/Salvation Army practice) to help you begin to understand how different forms of stories support spiritual exploration in different ways. Together we explore the Spirituality of Childhood, how to set up a Godly Play space, and consider your particular context, concerns and questions.
You are offered a mixture of trainer-led sessions and opportunities to be coached in storytelling. We work in a model Godly Play environment, with the opportunity to use and see a comprehensive set of resources.
The course is open to anyone in Corps/Centres who is in some form of ministry (Officers/Territorial Envoys/Pioneers and employees/volunteers). It is subsidised by the Mission Service who want to make it available freely to centres in the UK and Ireland.
This course is led by 2 accredited Godly Play Trainers who have shared Godly Play with children and adults for several years:
- Liesl Baldwin – a Salvation Army Officer who leads a Corps in Belfast and is tasked with supporting the development of Godly Play in the UKI Territory.
- Mary Cooper – a retired early-years teacher who uses Godly Play with schools and at her local church, St Mary’s Monkseaton.
Please arrive at 9.00am on Monday 27th February and we will conclude at 5.00pm (at the latest) on Wednesday 1st March. Accommodation and food are included. If you wish to attend as a day guest, this is also possible.
Spaces available: 12
To enquire about this course or request an application form, please email [email protected].
Who Should Apply?
Anyone involved in ministry
Note: Should an employee/officer book a place on a course but then subsequently fail to attend or complete the course, repayment of cost of the course will be charged to the department/appointment concerned (recoverable from the individual) (Policy CS04 Sect 6.5).
Application forms are available from Major Liesl Baldwin