Godly Play at Saint James

Helping Children Explore their Faith

The Godly Play® method is a curriculum of spiritual practice designed by theologian, author and educator The Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman. It teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives. Godly Play encompasses a creative, imaginative approach that encourages participants to nurture their belief and faith through wonder and play.
 
At Saint James, children participate in Godly Play and Children’s Choir on Sundays at 9:30 AM. A Montessori-inspired program that models our liturgy, children listen to the lesson that is presented using handmade wooden materials. They are then encouraged to wonder together about the story and to respond in creative ways through a variety of art materials.
 
The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives. Visit the Godly Play Foundation to learn more about this unique approach to Christian Education.