About Godly Play
Godly Play, Jerome Berryman’s interpretation of Montessori religious education, is an imaginative approach to working with children. This approach supports, challenges, nourishes and helps guide their spiritual quest.Godly Play assumes that children have some experience of the mystery of the presence of God in their lives, but that they lack the language, the permission and the understanding to express and enjoy that spiritual experience in our secular culture. In Godly Play, we enter into our parables, sacred stories, silence and liturgy in order to discover God, ourselves, one another and the world around us.
What Parents Should Know
Godly Play sessions take place on Sundays from 10:40 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.
Please help your children be on time. They won’t want to miss a minute!
The Godly Play circle is built slowly and lovingly, to welcome each child, one at a time. When children arrive, they wait outside the door while the teacher helps them get ready to join the circle.
Please say your goodbyes at the door, and know that the teachers are ready to make the next hour a safe and welcoming time for every child.
When you pick up your child, keep in mind that young children will not always be able to tell you what they learned, because what they learned was how to learn about the powerful language of the Christian people.
Also keep in mind that children will not always be able to show you a physical product for their “work” that day, because some of what they’ve learned cannot be put into words, even by adults. In Godly Play, we focus on our relationship with God and the depths of relationships in the community of children.
Please don’t come into the room during class because we want the Godly Play room to be a special place for the community of children. Even the teachers keep their profiles low during a Godly Play session.
We would be happy to welcome you on a visit to the Godly Play room outside of session time. Call us at 817-926-4631 to arrange a visit or to ask any questions you might have about the program.
WE WELCOME GODLY PLAY VOLUNTEERS!
- Email The Rev. Amy Haynie
- Call the Office at 817-926-4631