Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. What they often lack is the language to express their faith, the experiences of hearing and seeing the stories of Scripture, and the time and space to respond.
Godly Play, a Montessori-inspired method of teaching and learning, draws children into the stories and invites them to experience the Holy through creativity and imagination. Godly Play uses storytelling, reflection, art, writing, singing, and imaginative play to invite children into the story of God’s people – our story! View some of our Godly Play storytelling videos.
Godly Play is for children four years through first grade. It is coordinated by the Director of Christian Education and our awesome volunteers!
When & Where
Godly Play meets on Sunday mornings during the 11:00am worship service from September through May. Children go to worship with their families and are excused following the Children’s Message. A Godly Play volunteer meets them in the Courtyard to take them to the Godly Play Room (Room G10 on the ground floor of the Mission Center), where parents can pick them up after worship.
The Godly Play Room is designed to allow children time and space to worship. It is a special place to “be with God, to listen to God, and talk to God.” A Godly Play session follows the flow of a worship service: the call to assemble in God’s name, to hear and respond to God’s Word, to give thanks, and to go forth in God’s name with a blessing.