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In most religious education people are told what God did…

…In Godly Play you discover who God is.

Godly Play at St. John’s

Our Children, Youth & Family Pastor facilitates Godly Play some Sunday mornings from 9.45-10.30am.

We frequently use Godly Play as part of The Growing Place services on Sunday afternoons.

We also use parts of the Godly Play methodology for Scripture lessons at Wahroonga Public School (“The Bushschool”).

How Does Godly Play Work?

Godly Play is a Montessori method of telling Bible stories, parables and liturgical lessons about religious traditions using simple materials.
It invites the listener to connect faith stories with personal experience through wondering questions and open-ended response.

A Godly Play session includes time to:

  • Get ready
  • Experience a story
  • Explore the story with questions, “I wonder..?”
  • Respond to the story
  • Enjoy a simple, shared feast

What does Godly Play Value?

Imagine a way of Christian nurture that promotes Biblical knowledge, empathy and spiritual growth. That provides a multi-sensory approach to learning and develops language and communication skills. A way that encourages thinking skills and has depth and reflection in every session.

In Godly Play the Storyteller

  • Respects children’s spirituality
  • Builds a safe community
  • Is open to the unexpected
  • Listens as much as talks
  • Slows down the pace
  • Doesn’t always know the answer
  • Creates space to think big

Want to know more?

For more information please contact: youth@stjohnswahroonga.org, or visit Godly Play in Australia
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