Godly Play® Training Retreat

Storytelling in ministry

July 8 – 11 | online and at Saint James

With Melinda Wenner Bradley, Godly Play US Trainer

Godly Play Retreat at Saint James is being offered for free to those who are experienced, new and/or interested in learning more about this form of ministry and storytelling.

The weekend will be a time of prayer, contemplation, laughter and play. For some this will be a familiar way of being and for others it will be nostalgic or an exploration of something different. Please come with open minds, hearts and anticipate enjoyment.

The retreat model is customized to accommodate our daily needs. In order to keep our days shorter and more suitable, there is some advance preparation that we will do together such as reading Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children.

After you have registered for the retreat using the form below, you will receive a copy of the book along with the link for reflective questions. Those who are interested in Godly Play certification are strongly encouraged to attend all weekend workshops and worship opportunities for Godly Play certification.


Thursday July 8; on Zoom 
6 – 7:30 PM on ZOOM: Opening Session: introductions and book/assignment discussion

Friday July 9; at Saint James
6 – 9 PM: Gathering and Full session with Sacred Story and the Sacred Space and Environment
refreshments, light meal provided

Saturday July 10; (evening portion hybrid) at Saint James
9 AM – 12 PM: Sacred Story practice and sharing
1 PM – 4 PM: Parables practice and sharing
Continental breakfast and lunch provided

Sunday July 11 
1 – 5:30 PM: Liturgical Action Lessons practice and sharing
Supporting the Circle of Children
Refreshments, lunch provided, determined by the group

Please register using the form below

For more information, click here to email Mother Shayna.

Registration deadline: June Friday 18