Godly Play

Godly Play

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Course Details

Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture that has its roots in the thinking and work of Maria Montessori. Developed by Jerome Berryman over the past 30 years and originally for children, the approach is based on tried, tested and long established methods. Jerome Berryman has described it more as spiritual direction rather than religious education.

This three-day course is led by accredited Godly Play Trainers who have shared Godly Play with children and adults for a number of years. We will work in a model Godly Play environment, with the opportunity to see a comprehensive set of resources. You will be given the opportunity to present a story.

Workshops will include:

  • Setting up A Godly Play Environment,
  • The Spirituality of a Child,
  • Particular Questions and Concerns.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, learners will:

  • Understand more about the process, underlying values and spiritual emphasis of Godly Play.
  • Identify and compare the four genre of Godly Play stories – parables, sacred stories and lessons about Christian traditions and worship, including Salvation Army practices, and contemplative silence.
  • Apply that understanding within in a purpose-built Godly Play setting, by presenting a story and reflecting upon learning gained.
  • Examine what mentoring the spiritual development of children can really mean.

Additional Information

Learning hours: 25 hours

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

To register for this event email your details to Liesl.Baldwin@salvationarmy.org.uk

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Date and Time

Tuesday, November 29th 2022 at 09:30 to
Thursday, December 1st 2022 at 17:30


Dromantine Conference Centre, 96 Glen Rd, Newry, BT34 1RH, Northern Ireland

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