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:
Anyone involved in ministry
Application forms are available from Andrea Harrison
26-28 March 2020 – Chelmsford Diocesan House of Retreat
3-5 November 2020 – Bishop Woodford House
To become proficient storytellers of parables, sacred stories and lessons about Christian traditions and worship, including Salvation Army practices
To understand more about the process, underlying values and spiritual emphasis of Godly Play
To become sensitive about what meaningful Christian education can, and perhaps should entail
Alex Mackenzie (Aberdeen)