05 April to 05 June 2022
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.
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
- To understand more about the process, underlying values and spiritual emphasis of Godly Play.
- To 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.
- To apply that understanding within in a purpose-built Godly Play setting, by presenting a story and reflecting upon learning gained.
- To examine what mentoring the spiritual development of children can really mean.
Learning hours: 25
Who Should Apply?
Anyone involved in ministry
Application forms are available from Major Liesl Baldwin