The training & guidance you need
No matter what your experience or setting, our talented team of trainers is able to provide custom training and guidance that will enable you to confidently use Godly Play in your context.
We offer various possibilities:
An Experience of Godly Play
This is a good place to start. Trainers and Advocates offer these taster sessions, lasting between 90 minutes and 2 hours. This could, for example, be a twilight session for staff in school or a Saturday morning in-service training for your church team. You are invited to participate in a full Godly Play session for yourself, to get a flavour for what it is like.
Lists of our trainers and advocates are here to enable you to make contact.
Another way of having an experience of Godly Play is to contact a local network group. You can find details here. Alternatively, check with the officers responsible for children’s work in the local regional office of your denomination.
Another route would be to request a 90-minute online experience for your team. For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to negotiate payment for face-to-face sessions. Some may be free in your local area or for a small fee (to cover travel expenses).
An online Experience will be led by a trainer or advocate. Contact email@example.com for cost.
An Introduction to Godly Play
Introductions to Godly Play are offered either face-to-face as a whole-day course, or online as four weekly ninety-minute sessions. You will have an opportunity to experience a whole Godly Play session, followed by three sessions each exploring a different Godly Play genre. There is also an opportunity to discuss key elements of the Godly Play approach. The group size is small, ideal for asking all your questions.
You can book as an individual or bring a group. Look at the list of courses available or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
A list of our trainers is here to enable you to make contact.
Costs for the online Introduction is £50 per person. You can book your place online below. Contact email@example.com
You will need to negotiate payment for face-to-face sessions with the invited trainer.
We may also offer INSET options to schools. Contact local trainers.
More than 1500 people have completed an accredited training course with Godly Play UK.
Certificated three-day courses are led by members of the College of Trainers of Godly Play UK. This training enables you to use the Godly Play method and understand its principles. The training follows an action/reflection model of learning, through hands-on experience and reflection, rather than lectures.
There is a mixture of trainer-led sessions and opportunities for coached participant storytelling presentations. We work in a model Godly Play environment, with the opportunity to use and see a comprehensive set of resources. Each day focuses on a different kind of Godly Play presentation (sacred stories, parables and liturgical action/church practice) to help you begin to understand how different genres of Christian language support spiritual exploration.
Workshops in this core training also cover:
- The Spirituality of Childhood
- Setting up a Godly Play environment
- Your particular context, concerns and questions.
Costs vary (between £315 and £460) depending on whether the course is residential or not.
Dates for forthcoming Core Training around the UK are listed here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest for you or your team, or to book a place on a course.
Godly Play UK is committed to using 10% of its annual gain to provide a small number of bursaries to help people undertake a three-day course. Gifts from members of the Godly Play Associates scheme are also sometimes available to help people undertake core training. The application form sets out the conditions and parameters for this.
The costs of enrichment events vary according to the length and nature of the event.
Dates for forthcoming Enrichment Events around the UK are listed here. Please email email@example.com to register interest for you or your team, or to book a place.