Category: Churches

Godly Play on Good Friday

For several years our church has held a short service during the morning of Good Friday which is intended to be particularly welcoming to children and young families, while inclusive of all ages: typically, up to thirty people would attend. In the past this took…

Preparation to receive Holy Communion I wonder if you have considered using the practice of Godly Play to prepare children to receive Holy Communion? There is a plethora of preparation…

Exploring baptism through Godly Play In church the baptism service can be very effectively framed around the Godly Play Holy Baptism presentation. Baptism is such an important beginning and should…

Festivals Godly Play was developed in the context of a traditional western observance of the Christian year: Advent, Christmas and Epiphany; Lent, Holy Week and Easter,…

Step by step Moving towards Godly Play can involve a lot of change. Drawing the support of others is an important challenge – your church leadership, parents, a…

Denominations Godly Play is used within many different church traditions and expressions of church.

Moving to Godly Play This is a case study of a congregation in Australia where the Sunday School teachers elected to trial a transition from a ‘traditional’ Sunday School…

A pioneer minister’s story

As a minister, I regularly ask myself how our church community might grow deeper in their discipleship. Along with other pioneer ministers, I often sit with the question of why it is that sometimes we only allow certain voices to remind us about God’s beauty…

Godly Play in Sunday Worship The Storyteller’s story Following my core training I was keen to introduce Godly Play to my church, St John the Evanglist, Upper St Leonards, in…

Godly Play in evening worship After Godly Playing with our church children, I’ve now had nine years of Godly Play with the adults, as part of periodic evening worship. The…

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